I adore babies, all babies, especially babies I can watch but not actually have to take care of! One of our farm goals is to have enough chickens that we can hatch about 25-50 new babies a year and not have to order them anymore. Ordering chickens is expensive and also requires me to care … Continue reading New Babies!!!
Thursday night I went up to water the garden. As I was pulling up I saw this: What you are looking at are 4 upside down hives. I grabbed my phone and texted Chris: "Get here now. In your truck. BEES DOWN!" Not five minutes later he was up at the garden, in his sleep … Continue reading Bees are down!!
After a year hiatus the CSA has returned!!! We are starting slow, with 5 $10 baskets every week. Mainly because only half of the spring produce came in well. I know what I did wrong though, and will be changing it up next year so that we have a much larger spring harvest. The kale … Continue reading The CSA is back!!
We love farm babies! While the three ducklings that have made it, so far, are getting in their awkward teenage feather, pinfeather pushing up through their fluff feathers, we have two other foul who have become broody. Our bantam hen from last year started getting really upset we weren't letting her keep her eggs, so … Continue reading More farm babies?
Mama duck is an OK first time mom. She is having a little trouble with her independence. As a mom myself, I feel her. I get it. You go from being an independent woman, doing your own thing, yelling at everyone who doesn't readily feed you. Then...BOOM, you have eight hungry mouths to feed that … Continue reading Ducklings are so stressful!
We were finally able to purchase new batteries for our house. The old batteries were old and lead acid, meaning that they were no longer holding a charge overnight. Even on sunny days we still had to run the generator if we wanted run anything after dark. It was becoming ridiculous, and the benefit of … Continue reading New Batteries