To be fair, every day should be ground hog day. 😂🇺🇸
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Operating as usual
To be fair, every day should be ground hog day. 😂🇺🇸
Job done! Thanks Jonathan!! He went above and beyond!
We have done a thing…trenching from the well and electrical sources to the barn and coops.. 1. This will make mowing easier.. no pulling hoses that we used to get water to the barn or coops and no over head electrical wires draped thru the trees! 2. And in the winter, no more hauling water down to the barn or coops in the ice and snow. Hydrants have been installed near the barn and coops. 3. The trenching to the coops will eliminate the trip hazard of all the tree roots. Yeah!
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L. M. Montgomery
Photo by Tony Colasurdo
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Meet Tiffany and Dusty our barn cats! They are confined in the crates for a month until they are bonded to us and the property!
Enjoying the sunshine after days of rain! My heart stops when they do this until they twitch!
Grandkids having fun on the farm and
Harvested onions today!
The chicken nuggets have graduated from the tub and are exploring their new digs!
Harvest day.. today is a much better day! Cool with a breeze…. They will get shrinked wrapped, put in the fridge for three day then in the freezer! 29 Cornish rocks, and may be turkeys!
Elsa clean and clipped shirt for the summer.. Tally photo bombing!!
So, posted this on my personal page. Dave caught the snake and a rat in traps in the barn. The rat was taken pretty quick. It took a couple of days for something to eat the snake. Dave thinks a raccoon picked the flesh clean.
We joke that we are leaving offerings to the Owl god, as we have a Great horned owl on our property.
They are ready to harvest.. planning on Friday!
Cornish rocks’ new home. This chicken tractor will be moved each day onto fresh pasture.
What a difference a day makes!
The alpacas are in the barn.. they got sheared yesterday, so no warm coats! Dave restyled their stall this morning to give them more room.
The Cornish rocks are getting big.. they are almost full feathered out.. probably will have them in the chicken tractor on the pasture by the end of April!
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The Cornish Rocks have arrived! 30 of them!
The post office called this morning for us to pick them up.. once there were in there new homes, they got a drink, some for some feed and all huddled under the heat lamps. They are in two tubs, with 15 birds in each!
Evening chores sucked!
Happy Christmas Eve from the farm!
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It sure will be easier to mow near the fence now!
Last Bradford Pear on the property.. bye.. bye
Wind damage so far on the farm. Looks like some chainsaw work and a board replacement!
Before and after!!! They look so funny after shearing!!!
My boys out on the pasture.. next weekend is their spa weekend!!
Spring on the farm
Up date! The tomatoes we moved to buckets are doing real well!, added lettuce and a regular tomato (not Cherry) in the black and yellow tub.
Dave tweaked the nutrient solution and added air stones to the buckets.. wow, what a difference !! The left 4 buckets are tomatoes from my first planting of The aero gardens. Boy, are they producing. The buckets are from the latest transplant from the AeroGarden into the buckets. They will green up and bush out like the ones to the left.
Made some chicken saddles for one of the hens.. her back was devoid of feathers.
We sell fresh eggs and Cornish Rock chicken.. eggs $4.00 dozen.. chicken $2.00 a pound...7-8 pound whole chickens. So, for the 7 pound it’s $14.00.. $16.00 for the 8 pound. Chickens are humanly grown and harvested.
Harvest day...goal is to harvest 30 Cornish Rock chickens today...
Next weekend we host a birthday party!!
The hydroponic garden is in.. moved the cherry tomatoes from the aero garden to this bigger hydroponic garden.
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