It’s a Baby Explosion!

This time of year can get chaotic with all of the new arrivals on the farm. Between the dozen lambs, 100 meat chickens that have been here for a month or so, 100 turkeys coming this week, 100 meat chicks coming next week, and an unknown number of turkey poults, chicks, and ducklings recently hatchedContinue reading “It’s a Baby Explosion!”

Exciting News for 2020: Pork, Lamb, and More Poultry

This post has been rolling around my brain for some time. But there have been many other things rolling around up there, and it’s been hard to string together coherent sentences. Finally, I have found myself at a point in Coronatine where I feel like I can adequately describe what we have planned for thisContinue reading “Exciting News for 2020: Pork, Lamb, and More Poultry”

Our Goals for 2020

Finding inspiration from a bunch of other blogs, we decided to work on an “Uberlist” for Frontière Farm House. These are mostly my (Nicole) goals, with some that are for both of us to accomplish together. I am hoping that by sharing them with all of you, I will keep myself more accountable, and followContinue reading “Our Goals for 2020”

Bugs for Birds! Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Backyard Chickens: A Review

We raise our animals as livestock, but we still enjoy spoiling them with tasty treats now and then. Recently, we were asked to review Bugs for Birds! and our flock was more than happy to oblige. First thing’s first: Do you know how hard it is to photograph a bunch of birds? I swear thisContinue reading “Bugs for Birds! Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Backyard Chickens: A Review”

Chicken Enrichment: Rolling Out Oat Straw

Spring is finally starting to show up, and everyone on the farm is very happy. Grass is sprouting, wild turkeys are roaming through the yard, and the birds are ramping up their egg production. We have started getting several goose eggs a day, and a turkey egg every couple days. But, we are dealing withContinue reading “Chicken Enrichment: Rolling Out Oat Straw”

Winter is Coming to the Farm

Now that the rush of summer is gone, we were truly hoping that autumn and winter would be a little easier and calmer. So far, we have been wrong. Our final batch of chickens for this season was brought to the processor last week. They are now in the freezer awaiting their new homes inContinue reading “Winter is Coming to the Farm”

New Kids In The Flock: Recent Additions to Our Farm

We’ve been told that spring is coming, but we beg to differ. We’ve had alternating days of wonderful weather, with clear skies and reasonable temperatures, and complete garbage. This morning, I woke up to snow dusting the entire yard. Luna wasn’t super impressed with it when I took her out to do her business andContinue reading “New Kids In The Flock: Recent Additions to Our Farm”

Our Birds Love Cheerios

Chickens and ducks have a wide variety of foods they enjoy eating. There are several human foods that are given to them because they are higher in certain vitamins or minerals. Ducks need extra niacin (or vitamin B3) when compared to chickens. Cheerios and green peas both have higher levels of niacin, and they areContinue reading “Our Birds Love Cheerios”

Leading the Ducks to Water, and Making Them Drink

Last weekend, we took our ducklings out for a walk. The only way we could get them all heading in the same direction was leading them with their drinker. It’s basically their favorite thing in existence. We had to remove the sound, as we didn’t really expect this to be posted. Future videos will haveContinue reading “Leading the Ducks to Water, and Making Them Drink”

A Brief Introduction

Hello and welcome to Frontière Farm House! We are Robert and Nicole Goetz, and we’re happy to have you here. There is still a lot of work going on behind the scenes with the website, but it’s coming along. We wanted to introduce ourselves and share a little of the work we’ve done at the farmContinue reading “A Brief Introduction”