We’ve been trying to get our hands on an incubator since August. I have several roosters and a bunch of beautiful hens and it’s just time for me to admit that I have a chicken/chick addiction! I LOVE everything about hatching new chicks, it’s like magic, and I never get tired of it. Until now we’ve just used broody hens to sit on eggs and … Continue reading The Incubator is Here!
I recently purchased some new Babydoll sheep to add some genetic diversity to my flock. We picked them up earlier this month from the mountains of Colorado and used a homemade livestock box strapped to our small trailer. It worked like a charm!!! I’m happy to introduce the new members of our flock: One impressive black ram named Night Shade and three beautiful black yearling … Continue reading The New Sheep Have Arrived!
Ella had her calf on May 22nd. A nice healthy bull calf we named Jerry. He’s doing great! He will be raised for beef. A lot of people wonder how we can raise animals for butcher, especially when we we’ve owned them since their birth. It’s actually something I wondered myself when we first started keeping cows. It’s not as hard as you think … Continue reading Second Calf of 2020
My favorite minature Angus “Bambi” gave birth last week to a beautiful heifer that we named Flora-Bell. Last August when Bambi came into heat my AI tech (Artificial Insemination) was out of town and unable to come and service her. I was headed back for another semester of nursing school in just a few weeks and knew that I would miss seeing any future heat … Continue reading First Calf of 2020
I got a little out of control when I did my spring order of chicks. There are so many varieties – I wanted to try them all!!! I definitely fell short of ordering them all but I got a really nice variety. I ordered 57 from my favorite hatchery (Murray McMurray), and they threw in 3 free chicks – which all arrived healthy and well! … Continue reading New chicks for 2020