The Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life

We lost a baby goat on Monday.  One of Latte’s little girls (the light brown one, who Gary named Caramel) must have met a rattlesnake, and when I found her less than an hour later she was already in bad shape.  She had two little puncture wounds on her nose, and her face was swollen.  She … Continue reading

New Quarters for the Turkeys

New Quarters for the Turkeys

William and Constance moved in with the chickens over the weekend.  We built them a house complete with roosting bar and Constance’s nesting box.  Then we had to lock them up in it for a day so that they could meet the chickens through the wire  walls.  When we let them out on Saturday morning, … Continue reading

Eating Their Greens

Eating Their Greens

I was working in the Master Gardener demonstration garden today, and we decided it was time to pull out the chard plants that had been growing there all winter.  I brought them home to our animals, and the goats loved them.  The pigs ate some too, but I was surprised to see that they weren’t … Continue reading

New Hatchlings

New Hatchlings

Our second round of baby turkeys have been hatching this weekend.  We’ve got seven so far, and they somehow seem even cuter than last time.  In reality, they are basically the same, but they are always the cutest when they are really little and still fuzzy.  We were planning to sell this batch as day-olds, but … Continue reading

New Feathers

New Feathers

After spending the winter and most of the spring with nothing but bare, pink skin on her back, Ms. Frizz is finally growing her feathers again.  Her new feathers are still rather short, but they are just as perky as her old feathers had been.  She’s isn’t spending so much time in the nesting boxes anymore, … Continue reading

Pretty Birdies

Pretty Birdies

The chicks and turkey poults are all doing well, and they’ve grown a lot.  They are almost ready to move to larger quarters, and soon they’ll be fully feathered out.  It’s really interesting to see all the different colors of feathers that the chicks are getting.  Pretty birds!

Sociable Pony

Sociable Pony

The neighbor’s pony has been visiting our place lately.  Apparently she knows how to get out of her fenced area, and she can get back in once she’s finished socializing.  She seems rather intrigued by our pigs, and she’ll run around with Sofia a bit as well.  She won’t let us catch her to take her back home, but … Continue reading