Hello 2014!

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We hope everyone’s year is off to good start! We had a busy 2013, and we’re ready to tackle 2014! Here are some pictures of whats going been going on around the farm!

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Our baby chicks are all grown up and moved into the big girl coops, and they have just started laying eggs! They’ve grown up so fast, and they all made fast friends with the older girls.

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We had litter of Lab pups this winter, and just saw the last one off to his new home! There were 9 total and each one  was a great pup and so stinking adorable!!

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The Cattle are doing great! We have a few new calves running around, and they just took the first grazing off the Winter Rye Grass. And they LOVED it!

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We have the garden for this year planned out, and its about time to pull out the tractor tools from the weeds!

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When we harvested our Honey this past season, we only jared about half of the 57 lbs. we extracted. Well we were so pleased when we sold out so fast and received so many compliments on our Farm Fresh Honey, that we need to jar the other half! We’ve ordered a bucket warmer to melt the crystalized honey, and we will be knocking that out within the next few weekends!

We’re really excited for the new year what it will bring! Thanks for keeping up with us!

~Hannah~

 

New chicks!

We got new baby chicks!! A grand total of 76, 48 Buff Orpington’s and 28 Cinnamon Queens. Aren’t they just the cutest things ever!? We ordered them a few weeks ago and we get them when they’re about 1 day old! Right after they hatch they go in that box of holes and they mail them to us… like in the mail! We went to pick them up at the post office and I’ll admit, I was a little excited to pick them up; plus I just thought the whole process was pretty funny. I mean its not everyday you get to go to the post office and say, “I’m here to pick up some chicks!” and the looks I got as we were walking out! People were looking at me like ‘did she really just pick up some live baby chickens??’ it was pretty hilarious!

So once I was settled and ready to get started unpacking them, I sat in the brooder (thats their little cage thingy while they’re still babies) with the box and I get to meet ever single chick! And yes, they are as dainty as you’d think they would be! I pick up one at a time and dip their little beak into the waterer so they’ll know what and where it is; then they just roam around the brooder freely! And of course I have to pet and play with them and take pictures somewhere throughout that process; so it does take me a little longer to get them unpacked than it does when my dad does it! But the funniest thing about them, is that, when they decide to run somewhere, they run in these little spurts of super speed! they can be really fast too! but when they get where they’re going, they stop really fast and look around almost like if they were looking for if anybody saw them! they are so stinkin cute!!!

And don’t worry, the one in the picture above is NOT dead. It creeps me out when they sleep like that but at the same time its pretty cute too!

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on these little ladies! They grow up pretty fast, and its a lot of fun to watch!

-hannah

 

It’s been a while….

yes… it’s been a while since we’ve made any barn notes, and i can only apologize 1000 times… or give you a bunch of pictures from this past year. So here are some random pictures around the farm of our chickens, cattle, bee’s and honey for your enjoyment and just to visually catch you up on the farm. IMG_0531 IMG_0822 IMG_0825farm1farm15farm14farm13farm12farm11IMG_1164farm17farm18farm7farm16farm10IMG_0387farm9farm19bfarm6farm4farm3farm2

i’m excited to catch y’all up on everything thats happened this past year, from our honey harvest to our newest batch of chicks that are soon to come!

i’ll be back soon! well… sooner than later that is!

-hannah

50 new ladies

Here are our new chicks! The Cinnamon Queens! They have a lovely golden undertone with a beautiful deep brown burgundy color on top.  A few facts about our girls: they will lay great big brown eggs, and start laying at a younger age than most chickens. They can lay from 250 – 300 eggs a year and are mainly a production bird. They are a hybrid chicken between the Silver Lace Wyandotte and New Hampshire.

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Silver Lace Wyandotte                                                       New Hampshire

 

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Here are weekly pics of our growing girls! (Courtesy of my dads instgram)

-Hannah

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