Welcome to this month’s edition of musings on the farm. It’s feeling more like summer here in New England with every day that passes. Now that it’s warming up, the fowl are enjoying some newly purchased water sources. We have to make sure everyone stays hydrated! The family of Canadian geese is expanding with lots […]
I daydream about walking around my property with my flock of chickens following behind, hoping for a treat. I fantasize about unleashing them into the garden before planting time and after the harvest to let them ‘earn their keep’ by scratching and turning the soil, getting the pests, and getting tasty ‘free’ food. Choosing animals […]
Simply put I love chickens. I find them to be absolutely hysterical and if I can be honest, I can’t believe that they haven’t managed to be wiped out due to survival of the fittest. Anyone who owns chickens knows they aren’t exactly the smartest animals, but, I think this is a majority of their […]
Its mid-autumn here and our nine angus-cross heifers are currently calving. This may seem an odd time of the year to have calves, and certainly in the temperate areas you would expect to see baby calves and lambs in spring, but in the sub-tropics we can do things a bit differently as we don’t have […]
There is little in this world as cute as a gosling. It never fails to amaze me how tiny these little balls of fluff are considering the huge birds they grow up to be. This week we were delighted to have four new goslings arrive via the Postal Service and settle into life at our […]
An introduction to me, my life, and the beginning of our little family farm!