Goslings Growing

Geese are part of the crew here.  They not only eat grass, provide us with eggs in spring and meat in fall, they also act as a back up to our canine security system.  They only time they are aggressive is when they have eggs or babies to protect     This spring the first batch is growing quickly.  Although they aren’t fully feathered out, they are no longer the roly poly puffy downy balls …

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Chickens Arrive in Winter Quarters

After the last harvest on November 16th we saw that cold weather was coming.  One of Ken’s late fall tasks is to move the hens into the garden for the winter.        This year he has two groups of hens, and they seem happier in their respective coops, so he moved both portable coops to the garden.  He also moved a portable structure I call teh hog hilton into the garden for the …

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Moving Day

Well actually two.  Thursday after midday meal Ken was ready to move the pigs, so we did!  They had dug up their area and gladly moved to the next.        Ken chose a woodsy location so they can stay cool in the summer heat.     The geese range through the former pig area – they are gleaning any stray grain along with the wild birds   The next morning before letting the …

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