Home on the Ranch

Our little family of sheeples is coming back together. Cocoa and Nellie are back home from the farm where they were being bred. The ram we chose for these girls is a Cormo/Suffolk cross with beautifully soft fleece. He should give some good sized lambs as well as some nice fleece. It would be lovely…

Time For A Change

We feed about 60 chickens, and lately we get about 5 eggs a day. Why so few? Because some of the girls are of an age they lay infrequently. And because it’s winter, a time to conserve resources for staying warm and surviving. Except our spoiled girls have a taj-ma-barn with timers set to mimic…

The Picture of Innocence

Watching us do evening chores. Opal is on the left and Rocco is on the right. 4.5 months old and so good about rules and routines.

Nesting

Our barn has 3 chicken pens, one of which was most recently used to quarantine the newest sheep. Each pen has walls made of chicken wire with roosts, nest boxes, a pop-door plus feed and water. Our chickens are spoiled. Ask anyone who’s seen them. They have more space than they need, automated lights and…

Moving On

What a busy couple weeks. The 15 year old had a football injury that was surgically repaired and he’s finally to a point where he can be more responsible for his own care. ¬†Yay for him, but also yay for me, it’s a lot of work having to care for another. Don’t get me wrong,…

Meet Rocco

The expansion of our flock means we need more dogs to keep them safe. Lucky for us we had a litter of pups to choose from. This sweet guy takes after his dad in the laid-back and mellow department. He’s proving to be a quick study, needing only a couple gentle reminders about our basic…