The nice folks at Circle Pond Farm have all sorts of birds. They are bird fanciers, bird showers and bird breeders. They have chickens (heritage of all sorts), ducks, geese, pheasants, turkeys,peacocks, and and and....emus! Well just two. They grow to be SIX feet tall. These are just young punks -about a month old I think. They'd found the eggs in a shipment or something and decided they's wing it (can't resist) and see what they got. They got Ozzie and Harriet and those two birds totally stole the step-dot's heart, oh and mine. Definitely mine.
here they are in their cage before they were let go to follow us up to the car. Did you know that emu's do this bizarre clownish dance? Well, yes they do.
We made our selection - I'd already done that by email but it goes all to bits when you arrive in their kitchen and see the several dozen incubators full of various tiny thingies. But we did and we piled back in the car - the kids holding the box of 13 fuzz butts who peeped all the way home while we enjoyed the heat in all its tropical balmy-ness. For we had to blast it for the trip (an hour) home.
Now they are in their first brooder - plastic bin - in sweet patootie's workshop, peeping away, eating their mash, drinking from their little fountain and generally being as cute as it is possible to be. Wow. Here they are: