This little bantam rooster turned 14 back in March. He looks even more magnificent today.
Gaucho at age 14 looks amazing
Me n’ Gaucho have been friends a long time — More than 14 years to be exact.
As a señor citizen, his spurs are long so he walks funny, and he’s not as active as he once was, but I still find him in remote corners of the yard scratching around and doing important rooster stuff.
Gaucho raking a garden bed for me
He’s also the only chicken that regularly follows me around. He “worked” with me to turn a raised bed in the vegetable garden the other day.
This morning morning he wandered the yard with me as we changed out the feeders and water for the rest of the poultry. Then we had brunch down by the shed. I had coffee and a muffin, Gaucho enjoyed some scratch tossed on the ground just the way he likes it.
His plumage in the late spring morning sun looks resplendent. Hard to believe he’s closing in on the record for world’s oldest chicken.
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.