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 think Anna and I are too photogenic with umpteen layers of winter gear on.  Good grief, my sheep didn’t even recognize me the first time I went out to the barn looking like an 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.  BUT, the sheep are FINALLY using their calf hutch barn shelters!  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.)

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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

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It SNOWED! ~ Winter Weather Barn Chores

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Did it snow at your house last night?  It did here!  I’m just a big kid when it comes to snow. Even though it makes work around the farm a bit more challenging, I still absolutely love snow.

Anna and I made you a video this morning with all our grazing animals in the barns and enjoying the snow.  Well, most of them were enjoying the snow.  You will see that not all my darlings enjoy the snow as much as I do.

Enjoy!
Sarah

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Never Done Homestead Videos are BACK!

Hello from Never Done Homestead.

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We are getting ready to slow down for the winter season after a super busy late summer/early fall.  But before winter officially starts, we thought we should try to get a video made before we missed the entire fall season.

I think because it has been three months since we made a video (naughty, naughty), our movie-making skills feel a bit rusty.  You will see what I mean when you watch the video below.
Oh, and fellow goat lovers, don’t panic about the lack of goats in this video.  I still have my (awesome) goats. They just aren’t on pasture any more as they have migrated to their warm winter quarters. Video on that coming soon!
Ok, enough random chatter…Here is the video:
Take care friends!
Sarah