Grass Farming, Video

šŸŽ„ All Types of CHICKS on the HomesteadšŸ¤šŸ„šŸ£šŸ”

We picked up an interesting package at the post office yesterday morning.

TWO boxes full of fluffy yellow CHICKS!

There is definitely some “cuteness overload” going on in today’s video.

Enjoy!
Sarah
Never Done Homestead

 

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Building & Fixing, Pigs, Video

The Chicks Are Coming!

Do you know how to tame a piglet? This week, I figured it outĀ  Ā Piglets will do just about ANYTHING for eggs.Ā  We kept six of the piglets that were born this winter for ourselves, and we are working on getting them people-friendly.Ā  And, of course, we included them in the video for ya!

We have our first batch of chicks coming in the next few days, so one of the projects we filmed this week was cleaning out the brooder.

We are still taking pre-orders for our Pastured Chicken.Ā  You can get more info about thatĀ HERE.

Oh, don’t miss the sneak peak at my sister, Laura’s, newest project.Ā  More coming on that soon!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday!
~Sarah

 

 

Grass Farming

The Homestead is FROZEN

We don’t have a video, but I think I have a good excuse. It has been downright, positively TOO COLD TO FILM!! It hasn’t been over 32*F since Christmas, and seeing single digits on the thermometer has become pretty normal.

Plus, I don’t thinkĀ Anna andĀ I areĀ too photogenic with umpteen layers of winter gear on.Ā  Good grief, my sheep didn’t even recognize me the first time I went out to the barn looking like anĀ overstuffed winter scarecrow.

So….I thought I’d give you a written update instead of a video since I can do that from the warmth of the house while drinking coffee.
All our animals have been handling this never-ending-arctic weather extremely well. The pigs have made themselves a huge, toasty hay nest and are sleeping the winter away, and the chickens and rabbits are happily munching all the extra feed we have been putting out. The cows are getting fatter, the goats are more than happy to stay in their shed, and the sheep don’t seem to know anything is different than usual.Ā  BUT, the sheep are FINALLY using their calf hutch barn shelters!Ā  I guess the weather finally became cold enough for them to bite the bullet and quit sleeping under the stars.

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out THIS VIDEO where my sheep are sleeping out in the snow.)

hair sheep winter housing central pa homestead

 

See! I even snapped a photo with my phone as proof!

Well, I need to go chop ice off the water buckets…again.

So till next week, keep warm and stay hydrated.

Sarah