When All is Said and Done

We are finally done with The Great Pig Fiasco. We kept trying to make the best out of a bad situation, but in the end we had to step back and be done. Nothing was as "advertised" and a complete disaster. The docile pigs who "cuddled" and "came to their names," were so stressed out... Continue Reading →

End of Chick Season

Our last batch of chicks just hatched, and since Mama Hens (two hens are Co-parenting) will raise them it's time to start focusing on the next farm project. Over the past 6 months we have hatched over 100 chicks and bought 28. To some that sounds like nothing and to others it sounds like way... Continue Reading →

Just a few thoughts

When I was little, I wanted to be a vet. I loved animals and wanted them all. Then I volunteered at a vet's office for a morning and a dog died. I realized then I didn't want to be a vet. It wasn't really the dog dying that made me realize it, but it was... Continue Reading →

Home Processing

This Saturday, we set about the hard task of processing, aka butchering, all our extra roosters. This was our first time and it was certainly a learning experience. We had hoped to get it finished quickly, but 26 roosters took us about 8 hours. (If TSC hadn't given us roosters instead of the pullets I... Continue Reading →

Today is Hatch Day… again…

Today is Hatch Day... again... While the awe of watching a tiny little chick break into the world all on its own, the reality of having more chicks to care for is slightly overwhelming. We have never had this many chickens at so many different stages of life, and lets just say it is maddening.... Continue Reading →

Brooders and Chicks!

It has been a long time since we have had baby chicks around. The last time was the summer before last and they were raised by a mama hen, so we didn’t get to experience the joys of baby chicks in brooders. The last time I actually took care of baby chicks was the Spring... Continue Reading →

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