Summer 2013 was filled with gardening, acquiring dogs and goats, raising and showing 4 H chickens, and struggling to keep lambs alive.
Baby lamb improved from her injuries, then died unexpectedly from unknown causes. We learned to trim sheep and goat hooves, and were certified in FAMACHA by our favorite vet. We learned the hard way about the barber pole worm and the importance of prevention and pasture rotation. In spite of agressive deworming, we lost Powder, one of the bottle lambs. She aquired bottle jaw from anemia due to resistant parasites.
Connor joined 4 H and raised 10 cornish cross chicks. He was the proud winner of first place in his class, and 4th overall. The remaining chickens from the project were processed and placed in our freezer. In August, our other chickens began gifting us with beautiful brown, blue and pink eggs, some of which are sold at the Wild Ramp.
Ember, the sweet nubian doe also arrived in August, followed by Kobalt the mini nubian buckling.
Our garden produced many tomatos (which were canned) peppers (lots of pepper jelly made), squash, green beans, radishes and onions. The racoons stole all the corn, so we didnt get a single ear.
1/15/2014 09:47:12 am
Farming has its difficulties that for sure !
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