Monday, April 26, 2010

Anxiously Waiting...

We are so excited that we will have some new baby chickens on our farm this week.
We have cleared all of the old hay from the pen and laid down new grass seed, covered with hay and have been watching it grow in.  We also said good bye to Dokey this weekend.  Our neighbor, Mr. Charlie, took her to his farm in Manasses and told us that he is going to put her into the mix and see if he can cross breed her with one of his Araucana roosters.  Since she hasn't been laying for the past 4-6 months I'm not sure his plan will work...but he has a heck of a lot of more experience than we do so I'll be interested to hear.  And since Charlie likes to keep things even he's bringing us a layer in exchange for Dokey.

Since we haven't wanted Little No Butt and Sweetie Pie to mess up all of our new grass planting I've staged a satellite pen that I carry them to each morning and let them scratch around at the ant hills in the yard.  I'll be happy when the grass is in, the babies have arrived and the pen is functioning again.

This weekend I think we sold ourselves on the idea that we are soon to be goat farmers too.  Our microfarm keeps on expanding :0)

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