Pig Reflections & New Animal Adventures

We are coming to the end of our first pig adventure and we learned a tremendous amount and at the end of the day we are gearing up to do it again.  I am going to have Dustin do the honors of explaining the butchering day since I was on a business trip.  I willContinue reading “Pig Reflections & New Animal Adventures”

Halloween “Farm” Style

One of the important criteria we discussed as a family in settling on this house was the true mix between country and suburban life.  We have our acres for the animals and gardens but we also have neighbors.  And I will admit these are not just normal neighbors.  There are approximately 10-12 houses in ourContinue reading “Halloween “Farm” Style”

Goat Show Day

We were able to have all 3 goats trimmed and we were off and running by 7:30 am for the youth goat show.  One of the benefits of Nigerians is we were able to get all our supplies, family of 4, and 3 goats into a Pilot. The drive was about an hour drive toContinue reading “Goat Show Day”

Settling In

Enjoying the long weekend, I am happy to announce that the trio of goats are settling in and getting along.  Aspen and Charlie are still putting Vanilla Bean in line but they take breaks to enjoy the good weather.  I am also excited that the goats are getting large enough that only Aspen can sneakContinue reading “Settling In”

Broody Hens and Goat Training

  Broody Lahaina This is our first hen to go broody.  I had to do a google search to figure out what exactly it looked like.  What I found were descriptors such as your hen refuse to move, flattening her body, etc.  The suggestion is to pick her up and move her away from theContinue reading “Broody Hens and Goat Training”

Chicken TV

We have come to enjoy the weekend mornings watching the antics of the chickens.  We have coined this “chicken tv”.  This consists of watching the chickens and everyone in the family taking turns providing commentary. This morning we looked out the window and noticed all the chickens were facing the barn wall.  This completly remindedContinue reading “Chicken TV”

Chloe’s Triplets

Originally posted on Cabochon Farm:
Chloe delivered an adorable set of triplets (two doelings and a buckling) around 2:00 in the afternoon on March 8th. The kids all got daddy’s color, Chamiose, but they are all look very different. It took several tries to get good photos of these little cuties, but I think it was worth the…