Pigs, Video

Wrapping Up January with PIGLETS & a LAMB

Can you believe it’s the end of January already?!  Why, it feels like Christmas was just last week!

But before January is officially over, we have a couple things to share.

First, the piglets are here.  Well, some of them, anyway.  Anna tells me there are a BUNCH more on the way.  She and my younger sisters are going to be BUSY next month!

BABY PIGS NATURALLY RAISED NO GMO FEED CENTRAL PA

(I have to admit, pigs are not my thing. I really think they hate me. So, since my sisters don’t usually need my help in the pig barn, I focus more on the sheep, goats, and pastured chickens.)

And as if taking care of a bunch of grumpy pregnant pigs didn’t keep her busy enough, Anna has also been bottle feeding a baby lamb.  Our cousin had a sheep that rejected her lamb, so Anna agreed to take care of the baby.

Want to see all these cute babies?  Check out Anna’s video below!

Till next time, friend,

Sarah

 

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Hay & Grain, Uncategorized

Farm Girl Chores: Grinding Feed

GMO Free Feed Chicken Sunbury PA
Grandpa’s 175 MF Ready to Work!

Anna, Laura, and I spent part of yesterday afternoon grinding feed.  It’s one of those farm jobs that I’m not crazy about, which is probably why I tend to put it off till the last minute. Yesterday’s fresh-off-the-grinder menu included turkey feed, layer feed, and pig grower.  All three feeds share just about all the same ingredients, but different amounts of these ingredients based on each animal’s needs.

One nice thing about mixing your own feed is the ability to adapt the ration to fit your current needs.  Say the weather suddenly gets a bit chilly at night and the turkeys look a a little stressed; we can add a few more pounds of Thorvin Kelp to their feed to give their immune systems a bit of boost.

 

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All the grains are added, so Anna and Gyp head to the barn to add the minerals and supplement.

Fertrell & Thorvin Kelp for Healthy Animals

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After the minerals are added, we auger out a few buckets of feed to dump in the mineral box.  This makes sure all the minerals are pushed into the the mixer.  (Is Laura standing on something, or am I really THAT short?)

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Once everything is mixed together, we put the feed in the appropriate barrels. And there you have it, freshly ground, GMO Free feed.

Stay cool today everyone. We gals have a busy day today, and hopefully, if everything goes as planned, I’ll have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow.  🙂

Sarah