Farm work is farm fun for these kids. They’re cleaning the river rock stockpile up and moving it outside the garden so we can get the tilling done. 😍 #workisfun #farmkids #VelociraptorRanch
New bacon seeds
The latest round of bacon seeds have arrived on the ranch. Olive is the black and white girl and the spotted boy still needs a name. Knowing where your food comes from is priceless.
One of these things is not like the other. 🤔 A little bottle baby lamb joined us last night, because what’s one more bottle baby!? 🤣🤦♀️🤷♀️ #Eastonhasalittlelamb #VelociraptorRanch #YOLO #nonormalpetshere
Let the hatching begin
What would spring be, without baby chicks? 5 dozen Blue Laced Red Wyandotte eggs went into the incubator tonight, hatch date will be April 6th. The incubator will most likely run all summer long, or until I get sick of chicks for a little while. 🙃
Trying new things
Today, we tried something new. I have been training the kids on these new nipples for about a week in the hopes we can make feeding time a little easier. This system should be more efficient and cleaner. We will bottle feed for a few weeks, then switch the kids to this system. The goal of this setup is to be able to let the kids free feed eventually, but we have one piggy girl who would eat it all, so we have to supervise and portion the milk right now. Things are always evolving around here, there is always something new to try or learn.
Today was a busy day of maintaining the health of the animals. Worming, routine vaccinations and hoof trims for all of our bucks and open does. We also did hooves and health checks on the remaining does that are still waiting to kid. We cleaned the calves’ pen out and built a couple good nests for the geese that have both decided to go broody, hopefully we will have some goslings soon!
The rest of the day was spent on small chores, enjoying our gorgeous weather and spending time with our animals.