Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Well Randy has finished our fencing and the goats and Razzi as well as the birds are all free to roam our land, the birds have always been free to roam but, seems a little safer now. Razzi and the goats are loving living life, now able to graze freely run and play.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Well Charlie the big Buff Rooster did not make it. We didn't catch his illness in time but, we do know the remedy for a sick chicken and we are able to doctor the other chickens in the future. Lord, who would have thought that this was so much work? We love this life, it's just aggravating when you can't save a sick animal.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Well, our buff rooster is sick, our neighbor gave us a remedy that we are trying, at this point we are desperate because he will surely not make it if we do nothing and there is always a chance that what you try will do harm. He is a big beautiful rooster. I will keep everyone informed on any progress.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Everything seems to be going well out on the farm. Razzi seems to be fitting right in with the other animals and not so scared. The birds have all been enjoying the weather here lately. We have colder weather coming this week which has me hoping we are ready for the animals sake but they all are in sheds or a shed is available so I'm thinking they will be ok. This has been a lot of daily work, A LOT, but we do get much satisfaction from all of these animals. I often wonder what the hell I did with my time before all of our animals, I don't remember being bored lol, definitely now we are not ;-). Life is good out here regardless of what we have to do. Randy has ordered 29 more buffs to be delivered the first of January so we have got to get prepared for them.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Well today we bought Razzi a bridle, I really wanted nothing at all to do with putting it on him but I put my big girl panties on on helped Randy get it done. Randy had a plan and I must say, it worked perfectly with no incident. When we were done, Razzi was all good like nothing ever happened.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Randy is now on the last run of fence. Soon we will be ale to turn the goats and the horse out to pasture. I'm sure they will all be glad for that. I don't think any of them have became really good friends especially in close quarters, there is plenty of room for them but I'm sure they would all be happiest running around.
Well, Halloween Day Gimpy Sue passed. We gave Gimpy Sue the best life possible and we will dearly miss Gimpy. I am hoping Gimpy died peacefully out in the open pen but I'm thinking between the goats and the horse Gimpy may have been trampled. Idk though. Our goal was to let him/her live out the life he/she was given in the best possible manner. I believe that we offered that to poor little Gimpy.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Well, today RazMaTaz joined our farm, what a tiny little cutie he is lol, of course he is bigger than the other animals so he already thinks he is the shit. He is very scared right now but I'm hoping he will warm up quickly to us. Kaylee is going to just love him ;-) We got him for her so I'm hoping they will bond, she is ver good with animals so I have no doubt.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
So, We really put NO thought in to our Momma goat going in heat but, she is, We can tell by how Little Billy is acting, he and Little Momma are of no relation and when we got them we assumed she would take care of him like her own kid but obviously he is older than we thought and WAY more interested. Goats go into heat every 21 days, goats carry their babies for 5 months (150 ) days. Life s fun and VERY interesting here on the farm.
This is a learning experience for us, I try to share our experiences, with pics and post quite often. I'd luv to hear some comments and feedback from you. Many days I feel like I am alone just saying all of this to the air lol. If you have experiences you want to share, any questions or comments, I welcome that. I know many people look at and follow this blog because we have had over 1700 views, I know all of you have some thought, lets hear it. What would you like to see more of and hear more about?
So, even though eggs are coming less and less, we still have eggs and continue to get a couple per day or more. If any of our viewers are interested in farm fresh eggs ( free range chickens ) let me know, we will sell a dozen eggs for $3. Yes the eggs are fertilized, so you know if anyone wanted to get with me about purchasing some eggs to incubate, we may be able to arrange that as well. Right now our guineas are not laying but when they do, it's a massive amount, our duck has not started laying yet but hopefully soon.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
So, Gimpy Sue is our little crippled Guinea ( bad legs ), we are not quite sure whether its a male or female, so anyhow, he/she has always been in our chicken house unable to get outside. Gimpy Sue is 1/2 the size of the other Guineas because of the disability and during feeding time would get trampled a bit and had to fight hard for food but he/she is very determined and a fighter and despite the disability can get around quite well. With all this in mind we decided to put Gimpy Sue over in the Goat pen with the Big Buffs and four Banty's, because its calmer over there and Gimpy Sue can actually get outside of the pen as well as he/she has hay to sleep on at night. It's quite cute and very heart warming to see Gimpy Sue doing so well, outside pecking around getting to be the Guinea he/she was meant to be, and I'm certain that now our little disabled Guinea will grow and prosper over there and will soon be flying as today Randy text me and said ' Gimpy is actually getting in the air a bit when he/she flaps wings' lol. Randy is so very good with animals, I thought when Gimpy was very young that we should put him/her out of misery but Randy said No, we are going to let Gimpy live out his life the best that he/she can do. ;-) I am SO glad we have let Gimpy grow and become a part of this farm. Gimpy may look disabled but TRUST Gimpy does just fine.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Well not a lot has been happening, we've just been working and maintaing the farm, birds, dogs and goats, enjoying everything that we've built. Everyday maintanence is really a lot around here but it brings much joy and peace to our hearts after working our jobs ;-) This has been such a learning experience ( daily ). For the past couple of days I've noticed the egg laying has really slowed which has me wondering what is going on? We separated some of the birds for one and of course the weather is changing so I'm really not sure what or which reason to blame it on. We should have our Mini horse by the end of the month. We have been looking to buy a mini donkey, we have heard they keep predators away, idk, for us though, we can't just get any animal, we like to really pick them out, check out the personality and hope to have a connection with them, ALL of the animals we get are coming into a family.