OK, I admit, reading this, I am beginning to think I have an illness... One year ago last summer, all we had were chickens. Like 20. Now, well, I can't even tell you how many animals we have...
SO the addition, well, we are going to make a 5 hour round trip to Michigan to get a new male Jacob sheep. I KNOW we already have more males than we need here, BUT in order to keep some "clean" bloodlines, we needed to get a male that wasn't related to our girls... We knew a year ago that this Fall we would have to get another male. So, we are! His name is Calvin. And he is a 4 horned, beautiful ram.
So I have a call in to a dear friend to see if I can borrow their livestock trailer, and I have my sister set-up to take a road trip with me! I am hoping to get it done during the day when the boys are gone at school... Hubby is too busy this time of year with work, that he cannot go either, so 2 gals and 2- 2 year olds taking a road trip! Sounds
I will keep you updated!
Until then, I am going to count all of my animals here... because, like I said, I have no idea exactly HOW MANY animals we have... Plus I myself, am a little curious!
- 30 layer hens and 1 rooster = 31
- 19 broiler chicks = 19
- 2 silkies (chickens) = 2
- 5 mille fleur chickens = 5
- 1 turkey = 1
- cows = 2
- sheep, 3 females, 4 males (counting our new guy) = 7
- Goats, 1 wether, 4 females = 5
- Ducks = 9
- Dogs = 2
- Cats (outside, barns- GREAT mousers!) = 4
- Bees ( I don't know we can really call this an animal, plus how MANY would I count???)
So, for now we have 57 chickens (of different types), and a total of 87 animals on our farm! AH! That number freaks me out a bit, BUT it doesn't seem like that much when you are here, at least to me... :)
Well, crazy or not, we love having animals. We love not only what healthy products they produce for our family, BUT their companionship also. I LOVE going to the barn. I love talking to them, and hear them "talking" back....
Are there any more "crazy" animals people out there??? Or anyone on the "road to crazy"???? Don't you love it?! :)