Category Archives: Animals

Birth Announcement on the farm

Welcome, Ivy and April, born Friday April 1, 2011 Avanell’s twin girls. Avanell’s mothering instinct kicked right in and she started licking her kids to clean them up and love them. In fact, if anybody’s kids got in her reach–Noah, … Continue reading

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Spring nursery on the farm

Springtime makes the farm into a big nursery, full of babies, full of growing life. A cute female calf named Sweet Potato. Awaiting baby goats (Avanell’s kids, not to be confused with my kids), any day now. I’ll hopefully be … Continue reading

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Morning Chores

 Feeding the cows, goats, and chickens in the morning. Here are some of them, saying good morningРGoofy Hazelnut: The chickens get underfoot and crowd around, waiting for some breakfast. The hoophouse is quiet, dormant. Spring plantings begin this weekend.

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Bee Goodness

¬†The bees have been busy, beekeeper Steve keeps an eye on them. He has worked hard this spring and summer to keep our bees happy. Steve is passionate about beekeeping and community education about honeybees. We are eternally grateful, so … Continue reading

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Goat Adventures

May has been a whirlwind of farming adventures! Here are some “journal notes about goats”: One of our goats, Hazelnut, arrived this week [early May] with her sister, who is just visiting, and I already have a dozen farm stories … Continue reading

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Chicks

Here they are, some chick pix. Chicken feathers can be really beautiful, take a look. This one is named “Around the World” and I must admit that I have grown fond of sitting with this chick. It relaxes and sleeps … Continue reading

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Welcome, little calves

An exciting week on the farm. We are very inexperienced with livestock birthing. We are learning! Good thing that these cows like to birth on their own, and don’t want our help. You see she is missing from the herd, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day on the Farm

Birth on the farm just in time for Mother’s Day. This sweet little calf arrived yesterday (Saturday) afternoon during the Tomato Sale. Katie didn’t even tell me! She wasn’t with the herd at the end of the day, so Phil … Continue reading

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