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Picture and Video Update

It has been a while since we posted on the website. We have been super busy and don’t get time to sit down at the computer. So rather than spend a bunch of time writing it all up, here are some pictures and video of what has been going on. We post more regularly on Facebook since it is easier to do out in the field.

This is One of our newest additions Nelly the Nubian. She doesn’t think she is a goat. More like a dog that follows Wee everywhere, even in the house.

afternoon snack

teaching how to play fruit ninja

Wee got chickens aka The Chickadees that will help keep parasites down in the pasture, spread manure, and give us eggs. She has taken care of them ALL BY HERSELF since they came to the farm.

She also digs worms for and with them.

It must be the WAY you say it. Apparently I don’t say it the right way. Calling in the ewes and lambs.

We were sent this picture of Jack from when he was a puppy.

Baby Jack

Jack today

Jack today
Watching over his animals

Getting people food.

We sheared the sheep (1st time for either of us) 23 total

The special Pixie

This was a ram I did all alone. I was very proud how it turned out for no training, and 1st season doing it.

bags and bags of raw wool

We have had 6 baby goats thus far and 2 lambs to date

4 more goats left to kid, and 14 ewes left to lamb.

Fergie had Duke and Turk (two bucks)

 

Duke and Turk at 4 weeks old.
Piper had Punkin and He-man (doe, and buck)
Scarlet had two does (no names yet)

 

Matilda had Midget (who was SUPER tiny)

Lisa surprised us and gave birth in the group stall. We usually like to pull mommies out and have individual areas for them to give birth.

Lisa gave birth to Laura

In addition to literally miles of fencing installed we have also been working on earthworks and structure by putting in swales.

Wee learning to use A fram level
Swale in progress
Wee aka Jr Farm Boss checking my work
Wee aka Jr Farm Boss checking my work.
Swale in operation catching rainwater

Piggies have been busy clearing overgrown pasture and getting it ready for us.

Before piggies
After piggies

Gytha had spa day where she got hair and nails done.

Spa day

Now that spring is here we are busy splitting and planting herbs and plants.

comfrey and yucca splits

Clearing wooded area to make new pastures and collecting locust fence posts and poles for new barns.

All this hard work sometimes wears you you as Jr Farm Boss

But we always remember to have fun

And dance like nobody’s watching.