As seen in previous posts this spring has brought us: bees, kittens, chicks, baby goats (1) (2), and oxen! Thanks to Struggling_along for struggling along Fried Farm has its first fenced pasture and a garden is under way. It feels late to be just starting on the garden but around here the cold temps linger – not even a week ago we had an inch of snow!
Sadly not all news has been good news. Yesterday we had a vet out to turn the oxen bulls into steers. Turns out one of the oxen (Will) may end up in the freezer due to testicular issues.
A few photos:
Struggling_along working on projects. Stacked in front of him are some beams from the barn.
Megan- never more than 10 feet from my side.
Chevy rooting up each square inch of pasture he can get his nose on.
La la Bianca enjoying some time out in the field with her mama (Rita).
A quick! peek into the hive.
The trees are blossoming and everything is turning green, fast.
When we moved to Vermont we had to reduce the number of animals we needed to house. So off went the pigs, 3 of the goats, all of the chickens and a few of the rabbits. But we still had to pick up the chicks we had ordered earlier in the year. And aren’t they loved!
I can’t even count the number of times a day we rush out to check on the chicks! And of course everyone needs to hold one. They’re certainly well cared for!