Here is our game hen, Whitey, our best brooder eating spaghetti. It was given to us as leftovers and is a favorite food of our hen. She ate all this by herself then went broody over 8 eggs. She is due to hatch her"Whitey Wacker II" chicks soon this month. These will be her second bunch since February. Her winter clutch gave us a rooster and a hen. We are hoping for more hens this round. Whitey was my least favorite hen, but she is a great mom and is the roosters best gal. She might be pushy and noisy but she gets the job done in the hen department and that makes me happy to have her.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.