I haven’t blogged in a while, we’ve been busy on a big project, so today I thought I’d take a tour and snap some pictures of what’s going on at the farm.
The old cow pasture is divided by temporary fencing, on one side are three chicken tractors:
On the other side are the younger Spanish does:
Sasha, the livestock guardian dog, is over there as well:
Malbec, the herd sire for the Nigerian Dwarfs, has been a bit of trouble lately by escaping, so he’s off by himself in the winter pasture:
There is a stone wall that stretches between the cow pasture and the winter pasture, the Spanish does are working that wall inside temporary fencing:
While on the other side of the wall is Buck, the herd sire for the Spanish, along with a young Spanish buck and a wether:
The Corn Crib is being used for incubating right now, there are three batches of chickens in there:
Plus a batch of turkeys. Some of the hens have taken to mothering the turkey poults.
In the kidding pens are the pigs that were born this spring:
Their mothers are nearby, the piglets were only weaned about a week ago.
Also in the kidding pens are three Nigerian bucklings. The black ones are polled, which means they were born without horns, which is a prized genetic trait.
Plus a Tom and a turkey hen:
In the summer pasture are all of the Myotonics:
Plus the Black Jersey Giant chickens:
And this tom:
In the northwest field are all of the Red Wattle pigs that were born last fall. They’re a rambunctious bunch of adolescents now.
The new pasture in the west field has all of the milkers.
There’s a fenced off area in the middle where Tom and Cathy have set up a portable milking station:
Plus a few more turkeys:
This is my favorite new goat this year. She’s a doeling, born on the summer solstice. Her name is Full Moon Solstice.
Wilbur, the herd sire for the red wattles, has an area to himself to the north of the new pasture.
On the duck pond is the Muscovy duck, who just showed up uninvited. She must have heard we had a duck pond.
Finally, this is the project that has been keeping us too busy to blog: we’re building a greenhouse. It’s enormous, 96 feet long, 30 feet wide and 15 feet high. I’ll be blogging soon about it.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!