Sunday, April 9, 2017

April Update

Sometimes it's hard to come up with a title for a post on this blog.  Maybe I should look back at last year and recycle!

Things are going fine out in the goat barn.  Violet and Garrus are 10 days old now and have visibly grown.  They (and we) had to endure the disbudding process on Wednesday.  Pretty awful for everyone involved but necessary in our opinion.  Little Garrus is walking up on his hooves now although one of his feet seems to still trouble him some.  Still no baby action from Echo but it can't be too long now.

Violet is the more adventurous of the two - here they investigate the milking stand when we let them out of their pen.  Speaking of the milking stand, I am milking Vinca at evening chore time - just getting what the kids haven't taken.  They  are keeping up pretty well now.  Next weekend we will begin crating them at night so I can milk in the morning. 

We are just a couple of days out from the turkey eggs hatching so one of the things on my "to do" list this weekend was to clean out the chick room of the winter coop.  Kevin helped me out and did it for me - THANK YOU KEVIN!

I let the chickens roam around outside of their pen this weekend - they really enjoy that!  The hens were all over the place.

In just a short time Julio has transformed himself from a gangling, shy, and silent bird to a strutting, crowing and very full of himself rooster. 
There isn't much green food to be had in our parts yet, but this hen found something she was pretty excited about!

That's about it for this evening.  Next time I hope to be able to show you some baby turkeys, and maybe a new kid or two... and hopefully sometime soon we will find some little pigs to purchase.

Be well friends. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos. My hens seem to find something to eat even in the snow, ha ha!