Gone to the Goats

We have kept Nigerian Dwarf Goats for the past five years.  I bought them because of their high butterfat content, because I didn’t desire a large quantity of milk, because they are cute.  We have milked them, eaten them, enjoyed them.  I have learned a…

Anybody Home

Hi.   Believe it or not, I still have the internet.  In the month of May, we got connected at long last to HIGH SPEED internet.  This spring also saw the opening of a sushi restaurant in the town of Kincardine.  Folks, it is a…

Come Home To Roost

As some of you may know, we pasture our animals in portable, secure structures that grassfed industry types call ‘tractors’.  They keep our animals on fresh grass daily, allowing them a clean and natural living environment that supplements their diets with a salad bar (bacon…

Chookin

Last summer, the dog ate two of our chickens (and then the dog found a new home).  We didn’t replace them because we weren’t sure if we were coming or going.  So now we’re farm sitting in Inverhuron, and we moved our birds into the…

3 Bags Full

Last January was rocky, and regularly unpleasant.  The start of 2012, by comparison has been as light and easy as the fluffy sheep who are my temporary charges. Our family has taken up with the Bourgeois, who own Philosopher’s Wool in beautiful Inverhuron.  We are…

Wrapping Up

It’s that time of year.  Chickens are long gone.  Pigs have gone to the butcher.  Turkeys went this morning and come back from the processor tonight.  [Pick up is 8pm, for those who have reservations!]  While I will miss my giant white lawn ornaments, I…

Albrecht Farm

Took some photos for our Amish neighbours, Israel & Ida Albrecht and made them a beautiful little Blurb book to show their customers how they operate.  Because a picture is worth 1,000 words!   If you are in the Kincardine area and would like their…

Heavy

Hay wagon came.  I was told that the bales were real green, heavier than usual, and that if I could move 10 of them to call it a night and consider it a job well done.  Well, I managed to get 50 off the wagon…

Around the Farm

Finally got my pictures together so I could participate in Farmama’s Around the Farm Thursdays!  Here we go! Pigs have learned to drink from their automatic waterer. This is a huge blessing, it means no more hauling 200′ of hose to them 2x a day,…

Clouds

Our chickens look like giant clouds of feathers.  They go for processing on the 4th: anyone local interested in some Duncan Chicken is welcome to shoot me an email to: twwly@mac.com  They come chilled and vac pac’d and must be picked up the day of…