The baby ducklings that we incubated and hatched were just introduced to the pond and welcomed by their mamas! Lots of happy duckling noises over here these days. We sheared the sheep! And be “we” I mean Johnny had help from Uncle Jim and neighbor Jason. The turkeys are getting HUGE! They are very gentle [...]
Spring Has Sprung and Now We Have Turkeys!
October so far…
Summer might be over, but you bet we will soak up the rest of these 70° days with neighbors, friends and family! Crosby helping dad build the sheep’s “pen-demic.” Neighbor/Auntie lets Lincoln come help with the goats often. Trying to get someone excited for our Sunday morning walk...he currently wants to be carried everywhere. We [...]
Run, Chicken Run!
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What a month it’s been! Chicks, ducklings, sheep. It’s kinda become a joke with my husband, “What’s she gonna bring home today?” Well today I came home with bunnies! This whole homesteading thing is kind of addicting. Almost like a giant, real life FarmVille! Is that still a thing? The kids are all fantastic with [...]
Just your average weekend
It all started out as an average weekend. Johnny and Boone planned to finish the chicken/duck run and build a duck house. That was it. First: Lowe's and Tractor Supply. Everybody loaded up, masks and bandanas in hand. After the necessities were collected, a drive thru Freddy's Frozen Custard run was in order. It was [...]
Sunday’s are fundays
When we moved from our home in California, what we lost in square footage we gained in acreage! Because our garage had become kind of a storage unit of sorts, Johnny decided he wanted to get some shipping containers. We learned after our first glorious summer of thunderstorms that Colorado loves surprise hail storms. The [...]
Here a chick, there a chick…
Yesterday was a big day. A few neighbors decided to go in on an order from an online hatchery (who "guarantees" female hens, so stay tuned for that one!) Anyway, we decided to start our little homestead with the gateway farm animal: Chickens! Ten of them! They were shipped on Monday with a estimated delivery [...]