A Few MORE Acres Farm

A Few MORE Acres Farm Hobby Farmers learning as we go. Chickens, ducks and Goats. We started with 3 acres just moved up to 17 acres now A Few MORE Acres Farm Newbie Farmers currently with chickens, ducks, dogs, a small start on a fruit orchard, and a Few Acres of pastures.
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Operating as usual

06/12/2021

50 bails in the barn another 200 to go.

06/05/2021
06/05/2021
06/03/2021
Some of the girls sporting pine pitch lipstick 💄 👄 to attract the attentions of the Billy’s in with them right now. ❤️❤️...
02/02/2021

Some of the girls sporting pine pitch lipstick 💄 👄 to attract the attentions of the Billy’s in with them right now. ❤️❤️🤣

2021 Breeding is off and going strong.  Our two Billy’s are in heaven and the 16 girls are taking turns going into heat!...
02/02/2021

2021 Breeding is off and going strong. Our two Billy’s are in heaven and the 16 girls are taking turns going into heat!

Watch our page for Kids dropping from June 15 through the beginning of July❤️❤️

There will be Nigerian Dwarf, Mini Alpine, Mini LaMancha, Fainter/Nigerian Dwarf, Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf. Lots of Blue eyes and color!

Stay tuned........

2021 Breeding is off and going strong. Our two Billy’s are in heaven and the 16 girls are taking turns going into heat!

Watch our page for Kids dropping from June 15 through the beginning of July❤️❤️

There will be Nigerian Dwarf, Mini Alpine, Mini LaMancha, Fainter/Nigerian Dwarf, Pygmy/Nigerian Dwarf. Lots of Blue eyes and color!

Stay tuned........

If you’re looking to get rid of your no chemical, no tinsel or spray Christmas tree, our 22 goats would love it.  If you...
12/29/2020

If you’re looking to get rid of your no chemical, no tinsel or spray Christmas tree, our 22 goats would love it. If you are local and contact me we can make arrangements.

They received their first tree donation on Sunday ❤️

My heart is broken. A piece of it just got buried with Karma, one of our week  old babies.  We just had our last doe kid...
10/16/2020

My heart is broken. A piece of it just got buried with Karma, one of our week old babies. We just had our last doe kid a beautiful Doeling and Buckling last Thursday. That brought our total 2020 kidding to 21. 19 of our kids came in April/May.

No hate please, we disbud all of our kids unless the new families have or want horned goats.

With these last two, I was having a hard time lining up a local disbudder. They were a week old and King had some substantial nubs in. Karma, not so much. But I wanted them done together as we were keeping both in our herd.

I decided to go with our farm vet as she has been awesome and could get us in this morning. Long story short, Karma didn’t survive the anesthesia. I can’t tell you how guilty I feel that I didn’t keep searching out a local disbudder who didn’t put the babies under.

I know how many of you feel, that sedation is the way to go because the process is painful. I understand that, and I agree, there is a couple minutes of feeling horrid as they’re being done, but there’s also risks with sedation. High risks. Deadly risks.

I lost my little Princess Karma this morning. One of the sweetest little girls, beautiful and a snuggler 💔💔 and I had to apologize to her momma who just doesn’t understand any more than I do. Momma is crying looking for her little girl. She has her boy King, but she’s fiercely looking for Karma 💔💔

I will work this fall and winter with aligning a permanent disbudder with our farm, and continue to have our kids done with a shot of Banamine a half hour before and me holding the kids verifying that they’re active and vocal during the process. When they’re sedated you can’t tell.

Like I said , I know there are many out there in goatland that oppose disbudding all together. That’s your right and I respect that. So please respect our choice and just know our pain is awful having just a week with this little angel.

I just needed to say that there definitely are risks with sedation and you might think it won’t happen to you, or that you have the best vet, we do, and it did. It’s a real risk I won’t take a chance on again.

Below are Karma and King early this morning on their way to the vet 💔💔Grammy and grandpa will sorely miss you.

10/09/2020

A Few MORE Acres Farm is very excited to announce the last two kids of 2020 were born last night to Kagney an Alpine, dad was a small Nigerian Dwarf.

They are King and Karma ❤️❤️

Better pictures to come.

Our little farm ended the 2020 kidding with 21 kids! Not bad for our first year and every one was multiples. Quads, Trips and a bunch of Twins. ❤️❤️

UPDATED Again.... 7/28That’s A Wrap Folks!  2020 Spring  Kidding at A Few More Acres Farm is done!  On to our 1 Doe kidd...
07/02/2020

UPDATED Again.... 7/28

That’s A Wrap Folks! 2020 Spring Kidding at A Few More Acres Farm is done! On to our 1 Doe kidding in December.

All the kids have permanent homes and are starting to leave our farm😢😊. We’re sad to see them go but so excited they all got excellent families. ❤️❤️❤️

UPDATED!!!!

Down to two little love bugs are still trying to find a new address ❤️❤️❤️❤️ PM for more information.

There’s still 7 kids waiting for a new address and herd ❤️❤️PM for information.
06/20/2020

There’s still 7 kids waiting for a new address and herd ❤️❤️

PM for information.

A Few MORE Acres Farm kidding album 2020 to date. 19 kids, 1 Doe left to kid and she looks like a single.  So far 6 buck...
06/13/2020

A Few MORE Acres Farm kidding album 2020 to date. 19 kids, 1 Doe left to kid and she looks like a single.

So far 6 bucklings and 13 doelings . All the moms and kids are doing great.

Visit our farm website at www.afewacresfarm.com
for more information. The page is updated and changes are noted as they occur.

And two is 19!  Skittles gave us beautiful twin girls tonight ❤️. She did a terrific job, I was finally there from start...
06/12/2020

And two is 19! Skittles gave us beautiful twin girls tonight ❤️. She did a terrific job, I was finally there from start to finish and totally will be re-designing and enlarging our barn space before next years kidding. These babies are a Myotonic (fainter) and Nigerian Dwarf cross. Want to know more? Message me.

A Few MORE Acres Farm kidding album 2020 to date. 15 kids, 3 Does left to kid and 2 of the 3 look to be multiples.  So f...
06/06/2020

A Few MORE Acres Farm kidding album 2020 to date. 15 kids, 3 Does left to kid and 2 of the 3 look to be multiples.

So far 6 bucklings and 9 doelings . All the moms and kids are doing great.

Visit our farm website at www.afewacresfarm.com for more information. The page will be updated by the end of today.

And just like that we’ve gone from 14 goats to 24 in theee days and only 3 have kidded!First Freshener (first time kiddi...
06/01/2020

And just like that we’ve gone from 14 goats to 24 in theee days and only 3 have kidded!

First Freshener (first time kidding) Mazzie LeMay at about 9:35 tonight popped out 3 THREE! Healthy babies. 2 girls 1 boy bringing our baby total as of midnight to 10.

6 girls left to kid 😳 Skittles, Bella and Cassie look like they may be carrying multiples so numbers could climb very quickly.

Meet A Few MORE Acres Farm Lil Lucy❣️❣️❣️❣️. Lil Lucy is the first  little doeling born here on the farm that we’ll be r...
06/01/2020

Meet A Few MORE Acres Farm Lil Lucy❣️❣️❣️❣️. Lil Lucy is the first little doeling born here on the farm that we’ll be retaining. She’s a whopping 2lbs 4oz and just a little love bug.

05/29/2020
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05/29/2020
The milking stand is out in the barn, but he boys get to use it first today for their surgical castrations.  They’ve bee...
05/28/2020

The milking stand is out in the barn, but he boys get to use it first today for their surgical castrations. They’ve been hanging all over it, but I’m guessing after today they may not think it’s so cool.

Hopefully they won’t tell the girls what happens when you get up on it 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Pregnant mommas in this heat. I feel so bad for the poor babies and would almost put an AC in for them 😉😉. At the least ...
05/28/2020

Pregnant mommas in this heat. I feel so bad for the poor babies and would almost put an AC in for them 😉😉. At the least I’ll be digging out in he barn fan for them.

There’s babies in the big coop❣️❣️❣️. They’ve hatched out 2 so far. 🐣🐣🐣🐣All kinds of mommas. None of them will leave the...
05/28/2020

There’s babies in the big coop❣️❣️❣️. They’ve hatched out 2 so far. 🐣🐣🐣🐣

All kinds of mommas. None of them will leave the boxes now. They all feel they’re the only momma 🤣🤣🤣

This is a situation if it taking a village to accomplish the end result. In this case teaching them how to be a chicken☺️☺️ 🐣🐥🐓

Annnnd.this.just.happened.....Indian Runner Quackers ❤️❤️❤️They’re going to help us keep our goat safe from Meningeal Wo...
05/26/2020

Annnnd.this.just.happened.....

Indian Runner Quackers ❤️❤️❤️

They’re going to help us keep our goat safe from Meningeal Worm. We lost a beautiful mature doe to it last fall.

Aren’t they just “ I wanna hold you, hug you, kiss you and call you George.

Ok so you know one of them is now going to be George. 😉😉😉😉

05/26/2020

This is a test of our farm page it seems to be flipping g back to Monmouth as a location.

Last year when we were purchasing this awesome log cabin, on 17 acres in the middle of the woods in Bowerbank, the day b...
04/27/2020

Last year when we were purchasing this awesome log cabin, on 17 acres in the middle of the woods in Bowerbank, the day before the closing we were still trying to get an insurance company to insure us.

We had the trifecta going. We were out in the woods, with a log cabin(aka a wood pile of logs waiting for a campfire 😬)and a farm WITH animals. We could find farm insurance, we could find homeowners and auto insurance for the log cabin and vehicles without being a farm or having any animals present. Our agent finally found us a policyn with MMG Insurance Company in Presque Isle. We have all our vehicles covered, we ended up with full “farm” coverage, including insurance on our employees, and our home is covered along with it’s an umbrella policy. We were so relieved.

Today I’m extremely impressed with MMG. We very unexpectedly just received a rebate check for a percentage of our premium. All done without advertising about doing it or bragging. Just a quiet check and letter in the mail.

I’m going to speak with Rich when he gets home. Since we are not being terribly impacted financially by this pandemic, we will be donating this money to a local food bank. There are people out there that really need this for food. Oh and since the girls are laying really well we’ll also be donating a bunch of eggs to the food bank.

Thank you MMG Insurance Company for covering our full insurance needs and your donation to our local food bank. ❤️❤️

04/27/2020
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Hi folks! It’s been a while
Since I’ve posted regular updates. I have to say this past year has been nuts in many ways.

A year ago we actually saw the farm that we now live in, purchased this farm, put our Monmouth farm on the market and sold it in 24 hours, Packed like I was crazy, moved all of our stuff to storage units, from the storage units we moved all of our stuff to the house when we finally closed.

We moved with all of our animals up here (8 goats, 4 dogs, about 45 chickens, and 2 people) July 30. We added 8 more goats before the end of the year, suffered our first losses, Butterscotch m, a buckling with a parasite issue and Annabelle, a mature doe with Meningeal Worm, bringing our total at the end of the year to an even Dozen 😉😉 and oh yes added 2 more bottle babies a few weeks ago hahaha. We’re now at 14 with 10 soon to be mommas out there.

I managed to get the entire contents of all the moving boxes emptied and boxes trashed just about the time it was chick hatching time! Then the Coronavirus hit, my self isolation had already been in effect for months of unpacking and cleaning so it truly hasn’t been a big issue for me. I like spending time in our little mountain log cabin 😍

As the nation started lock downs and self quarantining we brought my 81 year old aunt to our hill in the woods to quarantine with us. No people around, and the last statistics I saw we we’re still the only county in Maine without any cases of the virus. We felt she’d be better off here and we could keep a close eye on her health. We didn’t want her to be alone.

We had a ball having my aunt here. She’s the eldest on my
Mom’s side of the family and she’s a hoot.

We waited for my Aunt Nancy to be able to travel back home safely. Aunt Nancy got here Wednesday night and the “Aunties” team is back and on the loose - well not really - they’re in quarantine at their apartment armed with food, the internet, cross words, books and puzzles.

Our sad news is that my
Mother in law was overcome with the Coronavirus and passed a April 20,2020 due to Covid 19 complications. She will be sorely missed and our first retained Doeling from our very first kidding will be named Lucy ❤️❤️❤️

So now, a few days later and working on catching up with my housework, deep cleaning throughout the house, gearing up to get the outside going.

We have a chicken run to expand, a roof to build over the expanded run and we need shake up their ground with a rototiller.

We also have small goat shelters to build along with additional fenced in pastures to enclose.

I’ll also be focusing on distributing chicks from this springs hatch - I’ll be updating our farm webpage soon with the available selections. Visit often in the next week or two.
www.afewmoreacresfarm.com

The goats are also getting ready to kid 😬😬😬😬. We’re gearing up for that, vaccines have been done this week, the first babies are due around 5/22 😊😊

Our website will have all the available information and pictures as the kids are born.

Over the next few weeks you should be starting to get regular updates from me on the farm and my personal pages.

We’re working in a new normal the same as everyone else.

So hang in there, take advantage of having to be home to do those things you never have time for when you’re out working, stay quarantined and most of all stay Safe & Healthy.

Love to all❣️

Cindi & Rich

It’s time for some Goaty Hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️These girls are amazing. Love them to pieces and at the same time can’t wait for t...
04/07/2020

It’s time for some Goaty Hugs ❤️❤️❤️❤️

These girls are amazing. Love them to pieces and at the same time can’t wait for them to be big enough to join the herd in the barn 😉😉

They’re growing great, super healthy and true lovies ❤️

So this is happening here at the farm. Now don’t you wish you were me in quarantine with these little buggies ❤️❤️❤️❤️Th...
03/29/2020

So this is happening here at the farm. Now don’t you wish you were me in quarantine with these little buggies ❤️❤️❤️❤️

They’re 1 week old Mini Lamancha’s. Tiny ears ❣️❣️❣️. Tan one is Blossom the Sable one is Willow

Hearts are stolen ❤️ 🐐❤️🐐❤️🐐

03/28/2020

And the Nurture Right 360 group of hatching chickens is on its way. First check hatched just after 11 this morning and the second check just hatched now which is 630 and there’s a bunch more pipped. 

These aren’t very good pictures, but we woke up to a bunch of hatches overnight. So far we’ve got Naked Neck, White cres...
02/29/2020

These aren’t very good pictures, but we woke up to a bunch of hatches overnight. So far we’ve got Naked Neck, White crested Polish, silkie mixes, barnyard mixes. The incubator is so covered with condensation that I can’t really tell is we have any frizzles. We also have a lot still pipping. ❤️🐣❤️🐣❤️🐣❤️

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Is it August yet?! 😬
Do you have 2 doz available of chicken eggos!?! :)