I have wanted to write this post FOREVER, and now it’s finally here. An introduction to our animals on the farm where we have 3 dogs, 3 cats (Barnella that came with our homestead isn’t pictured because she was hiding), 4 ducks, 4 goats, and 30 or so chickens.
As you will see from the pictures we will have more introductions to make as the Spring moves along. We also plan on raising pastured chickens for meat and raising and releasing pheasants for the DNR.
Foghorn, the rooster with his hens. This group visits my porch often expecting scraps.
Kona, the Seal-point Siamese
The big white puffy puppy is Gandalf our Great Pyrenees. He likes to pull our half-blind Beagle, Lizzy off her rope so they can run wild together. As in, run a mile away to our neighbors house. I guess it’s a good way to meet people around here!
Tripod, the three legged Beagle. True story! He’s a sweet heart, but he wouldn’t look up at me for a picture. He usually doesn’t look sad.
A nest of duck eggs awaiting the mama to lay them all so she can start sitting on them.
Left to right: Fawna the Mama, Juno the Trouble Maker, one month old twins – Gregory and Mecca
Juno actually not causing trouble. Gregory and Mecca look on.
Our first babies birthed on the farm – the best gift of spring!
This is Minka, our female Muscovy sitting on a nest of about 18 eggs.
Gandalf protecting us from…..our Lilac-point Siamese cat named Wheezer
Left to right: Our “teenagers” Nancy and Donald and our big male named Draco in our swamp
Val says, “There they go!”
My farm hands – AJ and Val
One of Val’s favorite Spring hobbies lately
Beautiful buds in our orchard. I hope the next homestead post is full of seed starts and green leaves!
Our homestead seems to be filling out nicely with the livestock and the products we are getting from it. I can’t wait to see how it evolves. I hope you check back in to see what Summer has to bring.