We have so many rabbit kits right now, I feel like I'm swimming in them. The first round of Silver Fox and American kits are of age now that I can start sexing, tattooing, and calling their future owners. Because of the wonderful Silver Fox stock we got (when we bought Whitmore Farm's rabbitry), we… Continue reading Silver Foxes and Americans Galore!
A post coming tonight or tomorrow on the duck brooder--I want to get a good before and after picture of those messy ducklings! Part of why I didn't post is because on Friday morning, we had a dog attack our rabbits. With quarantine and the herd we have right now, our rabbits are set up… Continue reading When Predators Attack
Did you know? Or did you guess? We got ducklings! Back in December we put in an order for 10 Welsh Harlequin ducklings from Holderread Waterfowl Farm and Preservation Center. If you don't know who they are, they are a well-respected breeder of geese and ducklings located in Oregon. They primarily focus on heritage stock,… Continue reading The Ducklings are Here!
Name: Shell Stomper Variety: Ancona Weight: Approx. 4.5 pounds Charges: Unknown counts of egg eating; conspiring to ruin breakfast Cellblock: 7-Day Chicken Coop Sentence: Chicken Dinner Name: Mrs. Flighty Variety: Maran Weight: Approx. 6 pounds Charges: At least 2 counts of egg eating Cellblock: 7-Day Chicken Coop Sentence: Chicken Dinner In all seriousness, I really… Continue reading Morgan Farms’ Most Wanted
After dealing with work stress (ongoing!) and some health things that needed taken care of , I've been away for too long. Add nearly two feet of snow, constant cold and, well, me, the girl who gets cold at 70 degrees-- Let's just say I've been hibernating. A few things have been going on, as… Continue reading Eat My Eggs, I’ll Eat You
No pics this time; I don't think you will want to see them. As many of you may be experiencing, we're getting a lot of blasts of arctic cold, and a lot of unseasonably cold weather. It was 3 degrees when I woke up this morning, which is usually unheard of in this area--at least… Continue reading Chilling Cold
Originally, I was going to post about my pumpkins or a full post on our new rabbit hutch system in all its glory. Then, something crazy happened today. It turns out, you're never too old for surprises. So, instead, I've decided to give you an update on the animals you haven't seen since they were… Continue reading Critter Update
It's over 90 degrees here. The bees are so hot they're bearding across the front and sides of their hive, and reaching to the back. One hive is strong--the other I don't think will make it to winter, let alone through winter. I was proud of how well our garden was growing until I saw… Continue reading Update with Pictures
Warning: Behind the cut are pictures of cracked open eggs--some simply scrambled, some with development. If that bothers you, please don't click, or find a way to hide the pictures. There is a picture of cute baby chicks at the very end of this post. If you remember, back in June I got some hatching… Continue reading Incubating Eggs – Round 1
I have a few posts pending, one especially on hatching eggs, but what's more appropriate for a 20th "benchmark" post than some pictures of the newest additions? These are my 9 wheaten/blue wheaten ameraucana chicks. I had 9 out of the 24 eggs I bought hatch, but more on that in my hatching post (later… Continue reading 20th Post: New Additions!