Yesterday was our first Saturday off since my surgery back in mid-September. We spent the day cleaning, working on various projects, and knitting. This week, we also gave some retired trees to the sheep and goats. I think they mostly enjoyed them. What do you think?
We’ve been watching the weather quite closely the last couple weeks. Between wanting to have the windows open during the day, making sure we close them before the rain starts, to figuring out if we need to add more straw to the coops to help keep the birds warm, there is always some reason oneContinue reading “The Night The Wind Blew”
Different species of animals have very different nutritional needs. This is why there are so many types of feed at local feed mills and farm stores. There are even different nutritional needs between animals of the same species being used for different purposes. For example, broiler chickens need more protein and less calcium than eggContinue reading “Supplementing Copper for Goats”
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”
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”
Since acquiring our hodgepodge of goats, one of the little guys has amassed quite a fan club. Taco, a tiny little thing, has captivated so many people. He is small. Like really, really small. And I think that is part of his appeal! We decided to work with our friend Nicole Lapointe, who we’ve hadContinue reading “Something Fun: Taco The Goat Stickers”
This time of year, there isn’t a whole lot going on here, but that doesn’t mean we are sitting around all day. Our fifteen fuzzy hay eating animals still need hay and snacks brought out to them at least once a day, and the birds still need their feed and water taken care of. WeContinue reading “The Day to Day of Winter Farming”
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”