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Rotational Grazing for the Sheep

We should have kept track of the man hours Hubby put into this fence.  I can tell you it was a large project that required several evenings and weekends.  It took two different post hole augers.  It took a small tractor repair.  It took lots of concrete, posts, sweat, and a few tears.  Thanks, hubby (and his dad and a…

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Butchering Chickens

Warning:  If you don’t want to see pictures of butchered chickens, don’t scroll down!  Consider yourself warned. I knew this day would come.  The day we would need to cull an animal.  These birds were Cornish hen crosses and grew exponentially faster than our other birds.  They are known to get so large they die of heart attacks.  We…

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Eggs and Bacon-farm fresh!

We collected our million dollar egg on a Wednesday.  Friday, we got our second egg and picked up our meat from the butcher.  That left no choice for breakfast on Saturday morning. I popped out of bed and ran down to the kitchen to fry up our first homegrown breakfast.  The eggs were small, but so full of flavor! …

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Fat chickens

A few weeks ago we bought some more baby birds.  We bought about a dozen chickens, four ducklings, and three baby turkeys.  The first 24 hours we lost two of the ducks.  🙁 About the second week into raising the birds, I noticed two very large chicks.  They were almost as big as the baby turkeys.  What are these…

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The million dollar egg

Our first set of hens are 16 weeks old.  While doing chores this evening, I checked their nest boxes, not expecting a thing.  I’ve read hens start laying between 16-24 weeks.  I took a double take when I saw this egg.  I really wasn’t expecting anything for another month. I cheered. I ran.  I jumped up and down!  Our first…

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Because two cows weren’t enough

Craig’s list is a dangerous website.   Why?  Because you find things you never knew you (didn’t) need.  Then you want to buy them.  Pigs, bottle calves, tractor, horses, farm truck; we’ve purchased all these things on Craig’s list (and more). Hubby found these 5 cows listed at a great price.  So here we are with 7 cows total!  We…

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