Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Lambs!...not what I had planned!

Posted by ~Michelle on Sunday, February 24, 2013,

    Thursday brought our first lambs here at Sweet Pea Farm.  I had bought a baby monitor with a video screan, night vision, thermometer, and two way talk so I could monitor the sheep part of the barn better from inside the house.  Thursday was the first calm day we'd had all week as my oldest daughter has been on winter break and had plenty of activites going on through out the week.  I was upstairs with the girls about to hop on my trusty eliptical (the only non-barn chore kind of work out ...


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First babies of 2013

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, February 20, 2013,
    Well the first new babies of 2013 have arrived, 20 tiny little chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery came to my post office this morning.  I ordered Buff Orpingtons, Golden and Silver laced Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, and Cuckoo Marans. They all were looking lively and happy so that was a relief!  My sister had ordered a few meat chicks to raise for her family to eat and they were market with red on their head to identifiy them, we called them Bullseye babies.  LOL  Apparently it is com...
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It's going to get hot in here.....I hope!

Posted by Michelle on Monday, February 11, 2013,
    Well yesterday brought on an after church road trip to Fulton NY.  We had found an ad on craiglist for a 25'x92' greenhouse and yesterday was the day that worked for every one to go take a look.  I'm excited to report we put down a deposite so we can pick it up when the snow melts a bit.  I am so excited/nervous for the possibilities this will bring the farm.  It wil extend our growing season, increase the strength of our crops, provide warmth for chicks we are growing, I mean with all th...
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Here chicky chicky

Posted by Michelle on Friday, February 8, 2013,
    We have had poultry at the farm before we had a farm really, Matt fell in love with the ducklings at the local TSC and of course had to bring a six pack of them home (Rouens).  He ended up with 5 drakes and a single girl :)  Pretty rare for our female populated home!  Time went on and the original six turned to 19 after a few were dropped off/rescued.  They enjoy our pond and in return lay wonderful eggs (the additional 13 are mostly females).  
    Shortly after the ducks were brought in ...
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