We've been busy, busy, busy the past five days here! Saturday was our oldest daughter's birthday, but she's currently living in Brazil, so we didn't get to celebrate with her. She's having a blast though and will be home in April, so we're looking forward to celebrating her 25th birthday once she's back. She spent … Continue reading A catch up post
Ted came home from work last night with two cheeping boxes filled with chicks from the Rural King he passed after work. My living room now has a plastic bin of little yellow and black chicks because he wanted "to add a little more variety to our flock". These little peepers are LOUD. They're nice … Continue reading New chicks!
We learned last spring that 1) Beef jumps the fence to get to greener pastures, and 2) Bessie and Beef don't get out when we move them often so their green grass looks as good as the grass on the other side of the fence. Sunday afternoon, we decided to fence a temporary section of … Continue reading Moving Bindi
Ted said the pigs' feeder had to be filled twice last week, so I knew they were getting close to butcher time. From what I've heard and verified through research, there's a point where pastured pigs begin to convert feed to weight at an almost equal weight, and the 250-285 pound mark is the time … Continue reading Last month with the piggies
The frogs and toads are taking over. They love all the rain lately. They also love any item that collects water (like this catch bucket under the hose spigot which is then used to water house plants) around the farm!
I recently placed ads to sell chicks to local folks. I feel like we had a great response for the first year of doing this, and we made up a monthly list of hatch dates and folks who want to start their own little flocks locally. We have hatching date set from March, April, and … Continue reading It’s chick time!
Step 1: get the pigs busy. Step 2: realize I have the best husband in the world! He got up 30 minutes early and had the fence wire restrung almost all the way around when I went out there at 7 a.m. Step 3: check to make sure the fence is on. .Step 4: remove … Continue reading Fixing the pig fence
I walked outside Thursday evening as Becky was leaving, just in time to see Bitsy was in the chicken yard (not her yard where she belongs!)! The battery died on the electric fence, so she figured out she could just push the gate open and go exploring. Why couldn't she have waited until this weekend … Continue reading Why today???
While getting hay at a nearby farm, this little lady was loose and very interested in what we were doing on HER farm! LOL I called the farmer and asked if I should put her back in the barm, but he said she'd just be right back out when I turned away. LOL
Front flowerbed workers The birds just love the gorgeous weather, and they especially love it when I lock the big dogs inside and let them have the run of the entire property. I like letting them roam completely free because they dig through the dead leaves and practically mulch them for me. Slacker is … Continue reading Working birds