Lambs by the Fire

Lambs by the Fire

Lambing is a busy time of the year on the farm and there are always the inevitable losses.  For a couple of days we had drenching rain and a harsh cold wind, and a few of the newly born lambs never had a chance to dry out after being born.  Luckily not many, though....
New Life in the Paddocks

New Life in the Paddocks

It’s lovely to see lambs bouncing around the paddocks – some still very new and not so bouncy.  The weather has been so wonderful, but now the lambs are on the ground, of course, it has decided to be wet, windy and wild.  Hmmm.
The Chicks Have Hatched!

The Chicks Have Hatched!

New babies have arrived – chicks from the Blue Laced Gold Wyandotte pen and some of my daughter’s Buff Columbian Wyandotte bantams. Here are Bob & Bron our blue laced golds: At the moment the chicks are in a brooder box next to the wood heater as the...
Mid Winter Vegetable Haul!

Mid Winter Vegetable Haul!

I think the raised beds help keep the soil warm in our cold winters. That makes me worry a little about what will happen to the veggies in summer, but we’ll just have to see when the time comes… Wyandottes in the Incubator!
Wyandotte Chickens

Wyandotte Chickens

Our blue laced gold wyandotte eggs are in the incubator. It may not have been the smartest thing to set them to hatch at the same time as hundreds of lambs are going to drop, but this is what happens when you’re impatient!The gold laced pullets haven’t...