|My reluctant farmer held off till the last |
minute but did make it out by 9:00 this morning
to start our long day of farm work. Aww. Poor baby.
A real farmer would have been out there by dawn....Just sayin'.
First, We checked on the new chicks in the nursery. There is a whole new set of meat chickens waiting their turn in the pasture pen. We've also got some laying hen chicks and 6 turkeys.
|ClaireAnna with a young turkey.|
|23 Cornish Rock meat chicks, several buff Orpingtons and some barred Rocks.|
Then we fed the always voraciously hungry meat chickens in the pasture pen. They are doing great and will be ready to butcher in a couple of weeks.
|The pasture chickens. Getting big!|
We spent most of our day out in the horse pasture, moving, piling and burning logs and debris from several fallen trees that has accumulated over the last couple of years. We've still got one big section to do, but were very happy to get a lot accomplished and leave the pasture looking good! The horses were so curious and hung around us all day, sticking their noses in the truck and piles of wood. Weirdos. (Should have gotten a photo of that.)
|This pile is all that's left of one of our favorite giant oaks. |
It fell during a big storm a couple of years ago.
The loss of it changed the entire look of the horse pasture.
|Before the fall. This favorite tree will be missed!|
|The center part of this divot was rising and falling in a very odd way.|
|Ted is moving out some manure as the cows adjust to being tied. |
The dogs are trying to lend an air of calm to the situation.
|For some reason, Elsa likes to interact with the cows and had|
just finished nuzzling their faces before she lied down here.
They seem to like her too.
Joey just wanted to be in the photo!
|Belle, the Jersey dairy heifer, is used to being|
haltered and is taking to standing tied very well.
|She loves her scratches and cuddles from CliareAnna.|
|Ruby, the Angus cross commercial heifer, was just haltered |
yesterday for the first time and is not happy about it!
|"Get this thing off of me! Let me go!"|