A farmer’s job is never done, some might find this tiring, but personally it fills me with purpose. On our farm the beginning and ending of the typical ‘farm-day’is signaled by the opening and closing of the chicken coop doors. When we wake up in the morning the first thing we do is head out … More Midnight Rounds
It’s hard for me to believe that my last blog was about the piglets being born and yesterday most of them already left the farm! Time flies when there is lots of work to be done, so I decided a ‘catch-up blog’ was in order to keep track of everything that has been going on … More April Update: Spring is Sprung
Yesterday was one of the most amazing days ever…we weren’t expecting piglets till mid April, but evidently we were misinformed and SURPRISE, they arrived and we were completely unprepared. They aren’t early, none of them appear premature, it turns out that the original owner didn’t fill us in that the boar had “gotten out” in … More Surprise! Special Delivery!
As I look back on my first week as a “Mama Hen” caring for the chicks, I am amused at how my time as a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Nurse has prepared me for this task. The chicks are really just little babies needing lots of tender loving care, just like my NICU babies. … More Raising Chicks: The NICU in my basement
A week ago today our chicks arrived in the mail. Yes, I said the mail, to seasoned flocksters the mail is a normal way to get chicks, to newbies and non-flocksters, the typical response is “the mail?” One reason chicks can survive being shipped in the mail is that they have all the food and … More Ordering Chicks: The Chosen Ones
If you made it to the bottom of yesterday’s post then you know we recently had one of our hens lay her first egg! It was very exciting. I happened to be down in the field checking on the animals and the black hen seemed like she was looking for something and acting strangely. Big … More Egg Drama
Another month on the farm…so much has happened since my last blog I don’t even know where to start. The laptop kicked the bucket which put a halt to any updates, so in the meantime I have been limited to Facebook and Instagram. I guess I’ll start with the pigs since that’s where I left … More So much to say, so little time