Spring puppies, lamb and kids

Newborn baby animals are my favorite part of spring!  Last night at 2:30am, after being in labor most of yesterday, Rosie (our English Shepherd) began giving birth.  When she was done she had nine new little puppies, six girls and three boys!  Coloring can change a little over time, but most of them are sable and white!

Goats kids are probably the most entertaining of all our new babies.  Only a week after birth they are bouncing joyfully around without a care in the world.  Having a five at a time gives them plenty of fun playmates!

Lambing with our one ewe turned out fine and we love the beautiful black ram lamb who follows his mother very closely.  Luckily we sheared her before she gave birth.

I often get asked if we plan to keep all our baby animals.  I wish!  But no, we don’t need them all.  We are currently selling most of our goats and all the puppies.  Send us an email at morganicfarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested in a goat kid once they are weaned.

People are already sending in deposits for the puppies, if interested in getting in line for one of our spring pups the first step is to complete our Puppy Questionnaire.  We use this to help us make sure the puppies are going to stable homes where they will be given structure and well cared for.

Other baby animals for sale include weaned rabbits (French Angora and New Zealand) and weaned kittens (kittens are free).

Published by Morganic Permaculture Farm

A 30-acre permaculture farm near Fife Lake, Michigan, operated and facilitated by Stuart Kunkle. Utilizing and filtering through permaculture ethics and principles the raising of pastured, non-gmo supplemented, heritage pigs, chickens, rabbits, goats, sheep, ducks, and quail.

2 thoughts on “Spring puppies, lamb and kids

  1. Hi Stuart,
    Hope you are all doing great on the farm 🙂
    It has been an interesting winter weather experience so far. We thank God daily for our Dally, one of Rosie’s 2016 pups, last you sold but seriously was our first pick from the website pics! God saved her for us. We think our daughter and family will be looking for a puppy in the near future and we were wondering if Rosie will be having a litter. You guys do great work!
    Thanks, Russ and Marsha Jones

    1. Russ and Marsha,
      Thanks so much for writing and for the kind words. Great to hear about Dally. Rosie–who turns 9 in two months–is now too old/done having pups. Her daughter Chloe is still breedable with Jack and Willa is too–though it would need to be with an outside sire. We’ve decided not to breed for 2019 but very well may in 2020. We’re reviewing the process currently and certainly will be announcing next late winter if we are. We plan to focus more this year on downsizing the farm to a more homesteaded scale as well as working with the dogs more on all aspects of behavior and herding.

      Yes–this winter has been quite diverse to say the least. As I type all of my kennel gates are frozen to the ground in about one half to two inches of ice–from last Wednesday. So I could not outside kennel anyone even if I wanted to. Regardless–with these temps–all the dogs have been inside at their leisure every day–which is great for their companionship and attention as well as their well-being. Luckily all livestock gates are functional as most are 1-2 inches off the ground an in raised areas.

      I encourage you and your daughter to follow us on FB as that is where the quickest updates occur–but we will post here as well. Likely have a new, updated website coming too this spring. 🙂

      Please take care and stay in touch–great to hear from you!

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