Kupa’s First Eye..

The first eye feather of the the season. We have been watching his tail feathers grow and this morning there it was, the first eye feather, it is destined to be the longest of his tail feathers and when he lifts his tail in the spring and fans it out it will be the tallest. And we saw it first. How cool is that.

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You can almost see these feathers growing can’t you.

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I can almost see these piglets growing too.


The hay field has been raked.

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Queenie is actually chewing here, (with her mouth closed like a well brought up cow) though she looks like she has such a smug look on her face!

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Boo is not terribly sure that the Marmalade Cat is old enough to be outside yet. Β He keeps the kitten close to the door.

I hope you all have a lovely day.

your friend on the farm,



56 Comments on “Kupa’s First Eye..

  1. The Duke is breaking out his partay wardrobe again… By the time spring comes around he’ll be ready to stun the ladies once more. The piggies are looking particularly adorable today; I love how cold weather makes animals fluff up their coats so they look extra woolly.

  2. Beautiful pics C! I absolutely adore how Boo looks after our wee Marmalade baby and Duke is going to be the most exquisite peacock when all his feathers come in – not sure that is how you phrase it.
    Have a beautiful happy farmy weekend.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy xo

  3. Your light is so beautifully pink that even Marmy looks like a Pinky. I love it. It reminds me of Europe. Here in Van the light is very cool blue; especially this time of the year. You know, before I met the farmy animals I used to think that all cows looked alike. Boy was I wrong about that. Love the distinct personalities and faces of your two. (I thought the same about golden retrievers until I met people who owned them.) Not sure what this has to do with the price of fish, but wanted to wish you a lovely day. πŸ™‚

    • Love that phrase “the price of fish” haven’t heard it in such a long time! Funny how we are brought up with these ‘sayings’ in the family and don’t think twice about them, until you live in a foreign country and suddenly hear one from ‘home’! My other favorite is “as useful as a chocolate tea pot”!!

  4. Morning! Kupas first eye is beautiful!!! Can’t wait til the spring to see all those feathers in full regalia!!! It will be magnificent! πŸ˜€
    Queenie does look rather smug…ha ha ha! Mine! The piggies are having a good feast!
    And Boo is the best boy ever!!!! I just love him! ❀
    I know you are busy writing…so I'll be quiet this morning! (((hugs))) Muah on the cheek!

  5. p.s. the ❀ was supposed to be a heart, but it doesn't work here…but it is a heart! πŸ˜€

  6. Love your posts my friend. I live through you on your farm. And you know I have a special place in my heart for your piggies πŸ™‚ XOXO – Bacon

  7. Love the sunset ( I think they are sunset?) pics Celi! And the barn, of course! xoxoxo

  8. Beautiful, just beautiful, all of your pictures! Sigh, I wonder if my lot would welcome a peacock?

  9. I love reading your entries every day! The photo of the barn with the pink sky is gorgeous! BTW – I wish one of our local farmers would snatch my pumpkin for their cows. I’m not sure what to do with it at this point.

  10. Kupa is a handsome boy and I love that shot of the barn with the sunset πŸ™‚ Or is it sunrise? I know you are up with the lark (or before)!

  11. I had no idea that peacocks shed all of their tail feathers each year so it’s fascinating to see how growing them back progresses and to learn that the first eye feather will be the longest…totally makes sense, tho. Love that sky! Have a great day, Celi.

  12. Morning Celi πŸ™‚
    Everytime I see a pic of Queenie, I think of that old movie “The Rare Breed” about a Hereford named Vindicator……she looks so much like the cow in that movie. Can’t get over how Marmalade kitty has grown. I’m glad to see Boo continues to watch after him. Beautiful sunset, or maybe it’s sunrise, pics!! Have a wonderful day! I hear rain may be coming this weekend. 😦

  13. How beautiful life is on the farmy! I love how Boo has taken to Marmalade; animals definitely show us true love in the most natural sense.

  14. There is nothing as beautiful or elegant as a peacock in full feather…the white ones look like brides getting prepared for their wedding, and the colours of Kupa are like magical jewels…but they are worth more in beauty

  15. such beautiful colours shared today. Peacocks are just so stunning when they spread ’em out! As a collector of feathers, of all kinds for many years, I know that one day I will find a peacock eye to add and cherish. Blessings to you this busy day.

  16. Oh my! I LOVE that photo of Queenie! She IS well-mannered with her mouth closed while chewing, but to me she seems to giving you the “stink eye” for photographing her whilst eating her lunch! I am always amused by your farm photos. I did not know about the “eye” feather! I am always learning something new from my blogger friends! Nice post, Celi.

  17. I never gave it a thought that peacocks moult and grow new feathers. Being birds, of course they do…but never even wondered about it. How very interesting about the eye feather. Like a slowly unfolding story or slow motion movie. Boo is taking his nanny job so seriously! Good job. They will be buds for life. Love the piggies and Queenie. Is that a tree house?

  18. have always been fascinated with peacocks. good job, kupa!!
    queenie is so well-mannered….
    and that little marmalade, so wonderfully sweet and tiny!

    life on the farm, so good!

  19. My baby was born this morning! Her mommy had to have a c-section. She had 9 puppies! 4 girls and 5 boys! One of those little girls will be mine! Woo hoo! I have been sad for so long…this is a good day! Mommy and babies are all doing well! Had to share! πŸ˜€

    • Congratulations, Mere! I can’t remember her breed, but all dogs are adorable.

    • I am so glad you are going to have your own wee pup soon, fancy that poor dog having to have a C section. Well done you.. c

  20. I am fascinated by that pig’s hoof, or more specifically, toes. So cute! And I don’t want The Marmalade to ever leave the house. I’m remembering Mary’s Cat.

  21. Kupa’s eye feather reminds me of the Egyptian Eye of Horus, a symbol of protection. And he wanders the Farmy with his feathered eye over it. Wonderful sunset, red sky at night, sailors delight, bodes well for a lovely day πŸ™‚

  22. A lovely little girl golden retriever! πŸ˜€ Maisy would be happy for me. I just know it! Thank you Celi and Equus!

  23. Lesson for the day: what an eye feather is on a peacock! Desire for the day: to have lunch as soon as possible [spicy turkey burgers and kale salad] and feel as contented as those animals! Pleasure for the day: seeing Boo babysit Marmalade! Beauty for the day: those unreal evening photos!!

    • Oh there you are eha, yes that is your tree growing so diligently in the thicket! Sorry I did not get back to you yesterday.. I have my nose to the grindstone.. c

  24. Plenty of colour in this post. I am so far behind, I had to go back to see when you wrote it! We had similar skies for two evenings in a row, they were almost lavender pink.

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