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  1. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Last hatch of the season happening this weekend. I’m hoping to sneak them in with DH’s Silkie mix broody. She has one chick and five poults already, but they aren’t too old to integrate, I don’t think. Queen’s poults are growing like weeds and she started laying again. Might give her some eggs...
  2. SA Farm

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    @Baymule I’ve been reading and writing books for the most part. I avoid arithmetic as much as possible though lol. Yep, @farmerjan he’s a chub all right. We call him chubbins or the heft lol Queen with her littles. 8 poults and 3 chicks 🥰
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch - homesteading journey

    Congratulations 🥰 DH took over cleaning out the litter box when I was pregnant and I haven’t taken the responsibility back yet 🤫
  4. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Hi! Been taking a break from obsessing over the animals lately lol. Queen hatched out some chicks and poults on Monday. Lady is still laying which is good. I have a few eggs in the incubator, but have been slowing down with hatching. Might just do turkeys for the rest of the year. Been selling...
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    Been keeping busy with the usual assortment of chores. I think Queen (turkey) is thinking about going broody already. I got a pen set up for her so if she’s decided to stick I can give her some eggs and let her do her thing. Two days ago all sunny and green... This morning o_O Guess they won’t...
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    Ridgetop - our place and how we muddle along

    Ever seen the movie Idiocracy? It’s supposed to be a comedy, but it scares me because I can actually see it being far too accurate about the future of mankind 😱
  7. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    We were all outside enjoying the beautiful day today. I think baby is starting to get a tan. He enjoyed watching the sheep since I had them out free ranging while we sat around enjoying the sunshine ☀️ This tiny baby ( :lol: ) is wearing 12-18 month clothing at 8 months, has his four front...
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    The Squatchin' Journal

    That’s awesome! Good luck :pop
  9. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    I intended to get Coy done a few days ago, but my gallbladder was acting up again. I’ve done some diet changes and it’s helped, but hasn’t removed the problem at this point, but at least it’s not as bad as it was. It’s liveable. Anyway, Coy got done today. Fuzzy little Holstein 😂 Look how much...
  10. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Is it weird that my sheep are always friendlier after being sheared? Kit has always been standoffish... not terribly so, but not in my face like the bottle girls. Now that she’s been sheared, she’s been coming up to me more and even begging for attention. Guess she figured getting her wool coat...
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    B&B Happy Goats....journal

    True, but honour was more important to people back then (or maybe there was just a higher percentage of honest people and supervised/disciplined kids?). Nowadays, you can’t even have a farm stand with the honour system without theft and vandalism 🤷‍♀️
  12. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    I love the work. Having been raised by parents who taught us all to have a strong work ethic, I always struggled to feel like I did enough... I have back problems and anxieties that make working a typical job difficult for me. Caring for animals has always been my thing, but it’s not exactly a...
  13. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Finished Woolfie. Just needed to clean up her mutton chops and belly and give her a pedicure. Did all that, then got Kit done. Kit is my wild child since I never really spent a whole lot of time on her....she was not a fan of being contained...:tongue But now she’s done and non the worse for...
  14. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Duckling hatch is done and the extras (including this one) have all gone to their new homes. I did keep one and named it Wonder (for the chocolate bar). It will live with my chicks and I am going to spend time with it to tame it up. Got the Cochin pen expanded with an extra 10’ chain link panel...
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    Ragdollcatlady's Just a Little Patch of Weeds Farm journal

    I’m so sorry for your loss :hugs
  16. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Woolfie is finally almost done. Spent an hour and a half on her today and still have a ways to go. She’s a lot harder to do than Foxy since her wool is much thicker. It’s more difficult to tell the difference between her wool and skin, so I tend to cut too much on the safe side...which means I...
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    2021, Waiting on lambs!

    My big bottle ewe is 2 and still tries to jump up on me occasionally 🤦‍♀️
  18. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Thanks! Yes, he’s an excellent builder which is why I didn’t put something together before now! I knew whatever he made would be significantly better 😂 It’s true. I’m just making sure I make the right decision for everybody involved - including the other sheep. If it wasn’t for her bully...
  19. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Done! DH made it so the stanchion is completely adjustable, the sides can both be removed at two levels, and the ramp comes off too! It’s heavy duty and works really well. I just need a chair or stool for myself on the sides, but I managed to get Foxy shorn :yesss: Only took an hour and a half 😊...
  20. SA Farm

    SA Farm's journal

    Almost there! I got Woolfie out to test the height and whatnot since she’s our largest sheep. Just need the stanchion and a few finishing touches and I can get to work! I got so much work done the last few days and still feel like I’ve barely put a dent in all that I need to do :th DH is out...
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