Archive for August, 2011

 

Meet the Animals

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The farm has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 21 variety chickens, 8 small guineas, 2 grown guineas, and 10 white leghorns. I hope to add 2 goats very soon. Timber will be 15 years old this year. “Do not take my picture!” This is Wolfie. She belongs to my grandson. “Can I pleaaase get out?” This […]

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Where are the eggs??

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No eggs! Please, please lay eggs for me. “No! We will not lay eggs until you finish our new coop” said the chickens. Soon, very soon.

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Future Goats

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I have picked out my two goats. One is a mixed Lamancha born in May and the other is a Nubian born in April. They are both adorable and I can’t wait until we get the lot finished for them. Goats are such interesting creatures. I am looking forward to learning more from these two […]

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New Chicken Coop

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We started on the new coop this weekend. The plans have changed several times since we began. Now that the floor has come together, I guess we are finished with the design stage. It will be an eight by sixteen foot building. Ten foot will be for the coop and six foot will be for […]

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Apricot Vine/Passion Flower

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Steve had been telling me about a plant he ate the fruit off of when he was growing up. He said it grew in the tobacco field. We noticed this a few days ago and he was sure it was the same thing. He called it an Apricot. I did some research and it is […]

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White Leghorn Chics

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Steve built a new Chicken Coop/Rabbit Hutch for the 10 White Leghorns we received over the weekend. There are eight hens and two roosters. Leghorns are the most popular layer chickens. They lay large white eggs.  The leghorn chics are very active. These little chics run back and forth in their new home. They are […]

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Garden

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This was our first garden on the farm. We planted it late, but it produced enough cucumbers that we were able to share. It was the first year I’ve ever had too many cucumbers. The old wagon was donated by my Mom and Dad. Steve used our water containers to make a system that was […]

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Waiting for the Squirrels

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We find it very strange that there are no squirrels around the barn and farm house. There appear to be no squirrels anywhere nearby. I have put food out for them, but still no squirrels. Where have all the little squirrels gone? A big tree without squirrels just doesn’t seem right.

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Female Guinea

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We went to Griffin’s Ark Saturday and picked up a girl guinea to go with our lone male. She was very upset that she was leaving her family. After getting her home I moved her into the shade and I discovered she had left me a surprise. A beautiful egg!!

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