"D****D yankee", too! Born in New Jersey across from Staten Island! Tell my friends here "I may be a Yankee by birth - but I'm a Southerner by CHOICE!" Do you have turkeys now? What variety?Hi fellow Virginians. Been in Va for 35 years, originally a D****D yankee from CT!!!! Live on the southern aug co/rockbridge co line. My son and I raise beef cattle and sell mostly feeder calves @ 4-500 lbs, rent nearly all the land we farm. I also have several jersey and guernsey cows, am an AI tech, used to do relief breeding when select sires had a tech in aug co. I am a milk tester for UDHIA for 25 years getting ready to retire. Have some purebred show poultry, member VPBA, ran 200 free range layers for several years; raised several breeds turkeys, had 12 sows that I raised feeder pigs on but none right now. We also have White Texas Dall sheep. Have some major joint issues right now but keep hobbling along.
Well I got a pair of lambs - Katahdins from Mr. Wise in Buckingham. They've gotten the pasture grass down below armpit-level, and I frequently take them out back to the cutover, to help clear trails through the growing jungle back there. I may snip a few baby trees here and there, but for the most part - I sit in a chair with a book and coffee, and watch 'em eat. The trail just appears as they move from one spot to the next!I'm in southern Albemarle County. I currently have Peruvian Araucana chickens, a pair of turkeys, a flock of purple/violet cross guineas, two Labradors, three cats, and a colony of rats.
I want to get building next year, to possibly start some meat rabbits - and have been thinking about doing a pair of feeder lambs every Spring once I get my fencing completed. I used to have milk goats - but arthritic hands don't wanna milk for me much anymore.