It has been a little while since I have posted partly due to the amount of multi-tasking I am now doing with the school year in full swing. We have had a lot of changes both professionally and personally. Throughout all the changes, I still relish the opportunity to head home from a hard day of work and hang out in the barn. I am also so amazed at how the farm has shifted so many other interests. As a family we have become in the habit of trying new recipes and learning how to make recipes in a more traditional approach. So, even though I still have some spagettios in the pantry we are truly enjoying some farm cooking.
Other news is fall has arrived and the farm has become quieter with the pigs heading to the butcher. We tried a new breed and was surprised to taste the difference in the meat. Dustin is already making plans for another batch. Here is some of the bacon from our last batch of pigs.
On the chicken side, my little chicks are getting big and I am starting to see I have a couple of roosters in the pack. We will have to see how long they will be sticking around. One other habit the little chicks have been doing is they enjoy to sit on the goats. The even cuter scene is the goats will stop moving and stand perfectly still when the chicks are roosting on their backs.
I have never had chicks do this nor did I have the goats be calm enough to tolerate this behavior. Now it almost appears that they enjoy it. My middle batch of hens have all started laying and one of the new additions you might see in the egg carton are some darker eggs. It is creating quite a rainbow in the egg cartons.
Looking ahead, I am putting my tractor and goats in the school homecoming parade so I am guessing they are going to get quite a bit of attention. I will post pictures after next week.