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SA Farm's journal

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by SA Farm, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Apr 20, 2019
    SA Farm

    SA Farm True BYH Addict

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    I did? o_O My DH is planning to start school again at some point for law, but it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been or planned to be... I mostly just read and research on my own now.
     
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  2. Apr 20, 2019
    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master

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    Lol! I bet it was an autocorrect issue!
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2019
    SA Farm

    SA Farm True BYH Addict

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    I’m about ready to call it a night. Had a funeral to go to a few hours away and I’m socialed out. Add that to the cold that kicked in last night and I’m beat.
    I am pretty happy despite all that because I candled the goose eggs I bought and 8 of the 12 are definitely developing :yesss: I also just put a deposit down on a Jacob ram lamb and have plans to pick up a sweetgrass turkey hen next weekend along with the ram! :celebrate
    My hatch is going well as far as I can tell. I’ll count the little fluffles when I pull them out tomorrow, but it’s looking good :D
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    Happy Easter! :jumpy
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Oh wow! A Jacob ram! Can’t wait for pictures!!! And a turkey too! Congratulations on the hatch, chicks are so cute.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    SA Farm

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    Ended up with 30 hatching. One faded away and another one has a limp, but all the rest are doing great.
    Yesterday was such a nice day that I spent most of it outside and let the chickens out to free range while the girls grazed. I can’t believe how much they’ve grown!
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    Despite being the more skittish by nature, Foxy’s actually the more affectionate of the two, coming over and begging for attention. Look at that happy face :love
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    I candled the goose eggs again and the ones that looked questionable were just a little behind. Looks like 11/12 are actually fertile! :woot I still won’t pull that one until next week, just to be on the safe side. 4 turkey and 5 chicken eggs in lockdown today with another 4 turkey eggs I’m pretty sure stopped developing around the time we lost power :\ I locked them down anyway.
    And now the waiting begins once again :pop
     
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Your lambs are so cute, :love :highfive:
     
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    Baymule

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    I love that face! She looks so happy to have attention from her Momma!
     
  8. Apr 26, 2019
    SA Farm

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    My first turkeys are hatching :celebrate
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    If Porter’s calculator is right, the little one above is a red bronze boy as his mom is a bourbon red and his dad is a royal palm. Any girls from that cross should be golden narragansett. The other one is a pure palm, so no telling the gender for about 4 months.
    Depending on how many I have hatch, I’m probably going to raise all my poults this year. Sell some off in the fall, keep a few, send the rest to freezer camp.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    :thumbsup freezer camp is awesome !
     
  10. Apr 26, 2019
    SA Farm

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    Right? Last fall we had an extra jake and we sent him off with some ducks to get butchered for us (earlier than should’ve been for a heritage breed) and he was fantastic :drool
    Only about six pounds, but still enough to feed 5 people with some to spare.
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