Well, now that it's November, I guess I need to get a new mindset. It WILL be cold when I do chores in the morning, afternoon and evening. I WILL need to wear gloves so my fingers don't freeze off, and a winter coat is a must! I cannot be late anymore to the barn, because this time of year, our grass fed animals need to have some hay too.... And if they don't get their adequate amount of hay, they MAY just escape on you. I found THAT out on Thursday morning with our cows!
|Frost on the Grass|
But there is still so much going on, on our farm right now!
First, you may remember I told you last Thursday I went about 2 1/2 hours away and got a new ram Jacob! Well, here he is! Calvin!
He is a very pretty boy, he is still very scared. But I think he is getting more used to me and my incessant talking and hanging over his gate, trying to be friends! :) Yesterday, we moved our little female, Myst, in with him. It was love at first site for him, but for her, I still think she needs to get to know him more... maybe a ring on her
Speaking of which, we also moved the other 2 female Jacobs in with our other ram. It is that time of year! And this is our FIRST time of putting together pairs to breed. So we are totally hoping nature takes it's course. Because we would LOVE to have some pretty little Jacob babies in March/ April!
|Our 2 females moved in with our male Jacob|
We also moved out little broiler chicks outside again, just in time for the frost! We moved them into a little hut that we had out for the animals in one pasture that never got used. We lined it with straw and some pine shavings, and got a heat lamp. They are getting so large, so fast that they needed more room than I could give them in our basement! They seemed to be pretty warm when I went down at 8 am this morning, and there was one under the lamp but the rest were away from it a bit, and they seemed pretty warm in there. I am going to keep sprinkling it with the pine shavings so they keep nice and toasty.
|Our baby broilers in their new outside home.|
|Cows peeking into the broiler chicks home, trying to figure out how they can get that grain!|
This week (or maybe the coming weekend) we are going to be getting our 3 female goats back. SO we should be expecting babies from them in February or March! We will also be getting more additions to our farm this week! I will tell you all about that tomorrow! Until then, have a beautiful day, and stay warm!
|Sunrise this morning|