We've expanded a little this year and picked up four 50% Kunekune x Red Wattle x 50% Berkshire piglets to raise. Two are for our family, and two are to raise and sell so we can offer high quality well raised pork to local consumers. These little ones are adorable, and at nine weeks old, … Continue reading It’s piggie time again!
We came late to the farming venture. Our kids are now 25, 21 1/2, 16 1/2, and 9 1/2 years old. We always had some chickens scratching around and sometimes a goat, but Jake is the only one that's grown up with pretty much all of these farm animals constantly around...and he loves them all. … Continue reading Little farm boy
The new driver in the house needs to practice backing up out of the driveway a little more. LOL Nobody was hurt, including chickens and turkeys. The door bracing (on the side of the little door where the hinges are) got knocked askew. With four brackets and thirty minutes, this will be good as new.
On April 28th, Ted went by Rural King on the way home from work and picked up four turkey poults. One of the turkeys went broody a few weeks back and set a nest of chicken eggs. Unfortunately, we think her temperature was high, and so she actually just spoiled the eggs instead of getting … Continue reading Turkey gets “her” babies
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
Lucy isn't afraid of anything in the world except party horns (on New Years Eve). She isn't afraid of the dogs; she jumped on a sleeping Puppers and then fought her, standing on her hind legs, all the way across the living room when Puppers let her know she didn't appreciate being woken up so … Continue reading Little explorer
I have wanted blueberry bushes forever for our farm. I finally decided that this is the year to plant them. We bought one from Rural King, and it is an Elliott blueberry bush. We are going to buy two more of a different variety from Tractor Supply this weekend and get those planted as well. … Continue reading Blueberries are soooo good!
It's gorgeous out, and wifi makes it possible to have my virtual parent teacher conferences outside, surrounded by all my peeps! How could I not take advantage of this? Chicken tv is HILARIOUS!
I downloaded a turkey gobbler call from the Google Play Store. Our Tom turkey is absolutely going wild for this thing. There are three different gobbles on it and two or three yelps from hens on it. Our turkey hens just walk around and make a little pipping noise when they hear this app. Our … Continue reading Teasing the turkey
I bought two turkeys from the same little girl I purchased my other white birds from last summer and this summer. She couldn't take them to the fair (lots of poultry exhibits have been banned right now) so she gave me first dibs on them. I immediately went to see the little Amish lady who … Continue reading Trial run Thanksgiving