Hey all–FINALLY trying to get caught up on events and news of the farm.
First up–yes, Yuli (the last remaining pup) DID find a wonderful home.
Next up–Chloe is pregnant. She came into heat late and I considered all of the candidates for a home for Rosie’s pups who did not get one–so I put her in with Jack and have no reason to doubt she is pregnant. Her due date is June 15. If you were in communication with me for a pup and did not get one or did not think then was the right time please feel free to follow up with me directly at this time. If you filled out an application I will be following up with you via email this weekend.
Late birthday celebrations:
Chloe herself turned four on May 15th:
Willa turned two on April 27th:
And last but certainly not least–Jack turned four on March 27th:
I had another lamb (female) born on Monday. I’d come home from my off-farm job and found them just hanging out in the pasture. Lamb already well dried off, walking around alertly–and NURSING heartily:
The layer sale continues! If you or someone you know might be in need or want of some layers I still have likely about 180 layers for sale (and 25 roosters):
I also have six sows (at least four pregnant) and two boars available for live sales. I also have one whole pig (or two halves) available (processed). Finn and I took them in to RRR yesterday. If you are interested in a whole or half hog immediately please email or call me before the end of Sunday. I still four other pigs available for processing. Two are at market weight and two will be within about a month.
I still have rabbits for sale.
The ducks have started laying again! I am getting between one and six eggs per day from them.
I do have very little asparagus. I may bring what I have thus far to tomorrow’s market. The garden is in dire need of one of two things (or both)–it continues to need a valiant weeding effort this late spring and/or I will be putting pigs on it later in the summer as a major reset for it. The quackgrass, nettles and strawberries have become endemic and the raspberries are also on the assault. I do have several cleared beds and seeds in the ground–but we shall see how things go this summer for the garden. 🙂
I finished another new acre pasture and am onto the second of at least five new ones for this summer–and hope to finish it this weekend.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the Sara Hardy tomorrow. There is a slight chance or rain or thunderstorms–but mostly later in the morning and around the noon hour. It will be warm and winds are expected to be light.