Buffet at Denny’s

Our chickens are chowing down on caterpillars. We found them while mowing the pasture.

Around the Buffet

Around the Buffet

The Buffet

The Buffet

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We Have Gophers! Not Really!

We do have a long trench that runs from the barn to the house in preparation for running the electric and water to the barn. Work is underway!

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Pasture Fencing

Our pasture fencing is finished, so our next step is running water and electric to the barn and sheep, of course. Coming soon!

Fence Posts

Fence Posts

 

 

 

 

 

Paddock

Paddock

Another View

Another View

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Happy Easter!

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Chickens Enjoying the Mud!

Our chickens don’t like the snow but love to play in the mud.

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Shearing Day 2015

This past Sunday we spent the afternoon at Feederbrook Farm for shearing day. We also met Roland, a Shetland sheep, who will be joining our little flock along with Abner. If the weather cooperates and the ground thaws, we should be next on the list to having our fencing installed.

Abner

Abner

Abner and Roland

Abner and Roland (front)

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It’s cotton time!

Cotton Seeds

Cotton Seeds

It’s been a few years since we last grew cotton. So this year, we decided it was time! To add a twist,  we purchased seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The seed packets are beautiful and the web site is full of great advice.  If you get a chance, checkout the site. This year we will be growing Nankeen brown cotton and Erlene’s green cotton.  Each one has an interesting story; Nankeen cotton has been grown since the Civil War and Erlene’s green cotton is a family heirloom seed grown in east Texas by Erlene Melancon.  We planted our seeds on March 3rd…so begins our new adventure in growing cotton in our new house.

 

 

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