More adventures and additions on the farm
So the other day I go grab my last goat to milk. (Girlie goat our Nigerian dwarf). I put her in the milk stand. Then leave to grab some grain for her. I come back to this
Ummm yeah. That’s not gonna work. The duck figured she should get her evening treat while she sits on the stand with the goat.
We also have some new members on the farm.
This hen hatched out 24 ducklings! That’s quite the achievement! Bout a week later. Tall grass duck hatched out her ducklings
She had 7 total. I’ve already got them all SOLD. All 31 of them! 6 went to their new home today. The rest go tomorrow.
Then to wait for the next round to hatch. I should have some hatching on the 18th. And one other nest at any point. As I don’t know when she started sitting.
Next we got some meat chickens. That we will butcher in 15 weeks or so.
Then while cleaning the garage for the 2nd time this year. This time however I was hoping to power wash the floor. No clue there yet. My one hose broke. Go figure.
But we ran across this spider
We did manage to power wash the main porch. Next to stain it
The lawn is still unmowed! The saga continues. I’d say the yard looks a bit more like a jungle now. But not for to much longer. The new mower is on its way!! Come Friday the lawn will meet it’s maker or mower. Ha! We will get to put the mower through its paces that’s for sure.
Well that’s all for now. Off to do more chores.
Our first hatching this year. A total of 16. Which doubles our flock.
These two mama ducks are actually co-parenting. They sat a nest together. And now tending to the babies together. It’s amazing watching them. Makes me wonder why as humans we tend to struggle with co-parenting.
But anyways. One of the 16 babies is a special needs one. He/she has legs that spread apart when it tries to walk. There’s a chance I maybe able to help fix it’s legs. Something I seen while watching doc Pol. So I’ll give it a try. I’m also choosing to tend to it myself. Since it kept getting left behind(survival of the fittest). And for the safety of the chick ive put it in a secure location outside. With its own food water and tiny pond.
Oh and it’s own snuggle bunny lol
He needed a companion.
So that’s the newest additions and adventures on the farm. More ducklings expected to hatch…..
More animal introductions.
This here is Max. Our pony. He is 16 years old. We bought him last year at an livestock auction. He waa in pretty tough shape. But after some tlc he was great. J loves to sit and take rides on him. Still looking for a pony saddle so I can feel a bit safer with him riding max.
He just had his hooves trimmed Tuesday. And a good brushing before put out in the pasture with our heifer and steer.
Here is our heifer(baby girl) she was a twin to another heifer but her twin died. She is a full jersey. She is 3 years old. We are getting a jersey bull to breed her. Hopefully be breeding her come July of this year.
And then you have Edgar our black Angus steer. He’s just over a year. And if he grows as we expect. He’ll be headed off to the butcher. Which is hard cause I’ve raised him. He was a bottle baby. We bought him at the same auction we got Max at.
Here are the 7 piglets. They’ll be 2 weeks old this Saturday. They will be headed to their new home around June 24th. They are going to one of my regular customers. He may even take the piglets that are expected to arrive in September. It’s looking like outta this litter there was only 2 gilts and the rest boars. They tend to have more males then females.
This is Remington he’s gonna be the newest member on the farm. He’s a register Nigerian buck. He has BLUE eyes!! Which is awesome. So hopefully his babies have blue eyes. We’ll know next spring. He gets to breed 2. One lamancha and then my newest Nigerian doe.
This is cocoa. Shes a chocolate lab mix. She was a rescue pup. We got her a month after we had J. It was interesting, newborn baby and a pup. I don’t suggest it!
Oh Don’t let this picture fool you i don’t feed her lol. Okay okay yes I do. Ha! Hubby says it’s extremely obvious cuz everytime I have food this is where you’ll find her. I’m like nah it’s cause she loves me so very much! Ha!
So there’s a few more of our of critters.