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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Happy Valentine’s Day

 

A special Valentine’s Day surprise from my beloved.

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Happy New Year

FireworksWishing everyone a prosperous and healthy 2015!

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Heritage Breeds Podcasts

Today, I read an article on HobbyFarms.com called Listen and Learn: A Podcast on Rare Breed Farm Animals . This is a new podcast series sponsored by the Livestock Conservancy. Click on the link below to access the podcasts:

http://heritagebreeds.org/listen-to-a-podcast/

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The Barn

Our much anticipated barn arrived on Monday.  We are very pleased with the quality and the installation went without a hitch!  A special thanks to the folks at Keystone Barns in New Holland, PA.

 

Barn Delivery

Barn Delivery

Front View

Front View

Side View

Side View

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