Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

First arrivals!

Just arrived! Two NubianxSaanen (aka Snubians) doelings

Sleeping with warm water bottles.

When they say good things come to those who wait, they aren't kidding. After being disappointed that one of our Saanen does had aborted, we are thrilled to welcome these two little ladies to the homestead. Both of these girls are out of a Kastdemur Nubian buck. They are beautiful little ladies that I'm sure will have no issues putting yummy milk into the pail.

Not a bad way to start the kidding season here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Farm Babies

We decided to raise Barred Rock pullets, again. We have found them to be the best foragers, layers, and friendliest bird. The Speckled Sussex are going to a new home, as they just don't lay as well as Barred Rocks. Our Barred Rocks consistently lay throughout the winter, without missing a beat. We have south facing windows in the coop, but no other supplemental lighting. These gals also are meatier than traditional egg layers, so if we get an accidental roo in the bunch, we will send him to freezer camp. Hands down, the Barred Plymouth Rocks have become our favorite chicken.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


It appears that one of our does aborted at some point, and tricked us with her big belly. We are hoping she was bred this past week for kids in the summer. Our next doe isn't due until the 19th. I am ready for milk again, so the 19th can't get here fast enough.