Oak Knoll Farms - My New Journey

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Luckily the goats will be kept far from my fruit trees. I was already warned about that. And good lord, is there NOTHING that they won’t try to eat? Except goat pellets. Apparently those he doesn’t have any interest in..... but everything else from cedar chips to shoes are in the menu 🤦🏻‍♀️
 

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So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve had the chance to Journal, and man, oh, man, have there been lots of things.

I finished the goat enclosure, feed station and “jungle gym”. Dale came out to live at the farm and Chippy moved outside to be a “real goat”. Although every morning, I let him out and we have a morning routine. I drink coffee in my lawn chair, he either grazes in the field, or naps in my lap. Dale is coming around, he still won’t let me touch him yet, but I can get him up for the night and I finally got him to eat an animal cracker.

I finished my chicken run. Finished as in its functional, I still need to run the deer netting from the fence to the trees so the hawks can’t get in.

I spread the remaining gravel and made another parking spot next to “Jack” (my truck). I planted some more mint and strawberries, and made a new flower bed (ran out of mulch to finish it off).

And then....... my feed store got in chicks! Since Chippy wasn’t living in the living room, I had room for a brooder. I picked up 4 Ameraucana pullets (I hope..... they’re supposed to be) to raise to add to my laying flock. I want a rainbow of colors. I figure I’ll add colorful layers to my mixed laying flock each year, but next year I’ve decided to start raising Faverolles. I saw a Roo and fell in love, then saw that they are on the Threatened list of heritage breeds, and that sealed the deal.

Lots of pictures, and lots more done that I know I’m forgetting, but this quarantine has been very good to me, as far as introspection, healing and the ability to get all this done. I am in no way downplaying the severity of this situation, I’m just choosing to make some good come out of it. None of this existed a month ago. Now my Homestead has a start.
 

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Miss @Oakknollfarms, are you having to do of this work by yourself or did you get someone to help? Either way, you have gotten a lot done! I hope you can get some rest.

I got help running the goat fence (take two sets of hands to stretch the wire) & hired my best friends son to come dig the fence post holes. The extra parking space, chicken run, trellis, gate, goat jungle gym & feeding station & flower bed I did by myself.

Setting the posts for my clothesline today, then hanging the deer netting over my chicken run. Maybe tomorrow I’ll venture out for more mulch. Gotta love curbside pick up!

No rest for the wicked! 🤣
 
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