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Quick Farm Update

This year has been a lot better than the years past. We have had a decent size lamb crop in both Market and Babydolls. Our girls will be able to show both breeds this year and will also be competing against our stock.

We have done an awesome job with the rabbits and come a long way. We went from just having English lops to specializing in Sable and Blues. Love seeing those long eared babies in the nest boxes. We plan to start back showing English lops in full force by next year. Our Tans are doing great on the show tables including a Best In Show and numerous Best of Breeds! Gracie’s Dutch that she has bred and raised are also winning Best of Breeds on the table. We have even been able to help out several youth get started in showing.

We have had a few goslings, chicks, and quail hatched out and have decided that we need to have a thin down on several livestock.

  1. Belgian Draft Mare – $3500
  2. Palomino Quarter Horse Gelding – $2500
  3. Sebastopol Geese Flock – $600 – consider trades
  4. Hampshire Pig Herd – 3 – $1000 or trade for sheep/cows
  5. Tan rabbits – $65
  6. Dutch rabbits – $15 and up
  7. Dwarf Hotot dos – $60 each or $100 for both
  8. Chicks – $3 and up
  9. NABSSAR Registered Babydoll Ram – $500
  10. Guinea Pigs – $20 and up
  11. Adult Muscovy Ducks $25
  12. Rooster – $15

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I blinked!

Wow! It’s hard to believe that we are already flying through February. We have all currently been fighting the flu but so thankful that maybe we can get all sickness over and done with before we start our lambing season. The ewes are getting bigger and bagging up. After last year’s rough lambing year we are hoping for a reprieve this year.

We did get a surprise batch of puppies out of our rescue LGD, not sure what she managed to get bred by but she had 4 big healthy pups. Two girls and two boys, of which we plan to keep both females to add to our LGD pack. We was shocked she had puppies because she is so old we didn’t think she was able too.

We have also cranked the incubators back up. Currently have test eggs which consist of Sebbie geese eggs, snowflake quail and butler quail. We have decided that if our Cornish chickens don’t start laying within the next month then they are all going to freezer camp. Sometimes you have to step back and decide which benefit you and the farm and not just a money pit and lost cause.

So as we prepare to head to our first rabbit show of the year 2018 this year we are also having to consider thinning the herd down. Hope everyone has a great rest of FEB.

 

 

 

Farm Update

Sorry that I dropped the ball on you! We are once again getting ready for fair. We have had a lot happen this year and still not done!

The kids showed this spring and summer and done a great job! img_1257 img_1206

We will have our county fair week after next and plan to show sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and geese. Then we will be headed to District fair and have a small break then off to State. Wish them luck!

We plan on adding several babydoll ewes to the herd. The market ewes are off at the breeders now. Hoping to have quite a few baby lambs around the first of the year.

Hopefully I can start making a habit of posting here again.img_0061