Tag: chicks

THEN ONE THING LED …

TO ANOTHER.

LET’S SEE WHAT WE’VE GOT

YESTERDAY I took a few hours off from the farm to go and have lunch with a friend.  I don’t do this often as you know and I never know what I am going to be dealing with on my return.  I left the Poppy’s…

A Beautiful Bottom

I don’t mean these bottoms, though there is a lot to be said for a nice round fluffy chicken bottom. And I won’t say chicks bottom because I don’t want to give the search engines the wrong impression.  I mean this bottom. (Below)  Wai…

What happened?

I am sitting here in the early morning, listening to the dawn (though it is not quite dawn) chorus of the chickens in their hen house. They do this every morning. Noisy calesthenics. They screech and bob and call out for up to a…

The farm adjusts

Wai The Armadillo Pig and I are getting into a rhythm of procedures three times a day and a walk around the field three times a day. He is getting to learn a few Sheila commands “Go to Bed”, “Off for a walk”, “Where’s…

Feed for new chicks

My new chicks have arrived and instead of buying the commercial meat chicken feed these ones are going to be grown exclusively on my own feed. Usually we start on the commercial baby chick food then switch to mine about a month later. The…

I have been working on the creep for Molly’s babies. It is made with walls  of straw so is dismantled every winter then remade again in piglet season.  The creep is a warm area with deep straw and a heat lamp – this is…

The Creep

In the piglets farrowing chamber there are two creeps. A creep is a space that only the baby animal can enter. both these creeps have plenty of dry straw and a warm light. Molly’s piglets decided to make their own. They found a space…

Dogs in the Milk

The flood waters. The creek that is really a ditch has so much water in it that it looks like a long skinny lake.  I wonder what our beaver does when he is flooded out like that.  The water is literally lapping under the…

Not too Bad

Other than a few trees down including the beloved old cooking apple tree, and a young maple most of the damage from the storm was from flying branches and debris. And not too bad. The cows are very clean! The gardens will be ok…