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Hello all! Sorry about the LONG radio silence on this here blog. We’ve been so busy! A quick summation:
2 litters of Ossabaw piglets were born in September, one of which had to be bottle-fed and live in our living room for a few weeks. Good thing they were cute!
We processed 8 of our roosters, and are now just enjoying the dulcet tones of the two survivors.
There are lots of beautiful brown eggs being layed in our coop, and I think I can honestly say they are the best eggs we’ve ever eaten.
We sold off 10 of our summer Large Black piglets, and the remaining pigs have been getting BIG. Which brings us to the REAL news for today… Continue reading
We haven’t spent much time talking about our chickens here, mostly because there’s not much to say except that they are healthy and active and hilarious. Oh yeah. And LOUD. Like, 12+ roosters loud. Continue reading
Well this is embarrassing.
We’ve been so busy managing all the new life and projects and growth here on the farm, we never even wrote an update on how the new piglets all came out! (2 MONTHS AGO. Sheesh.) I know that our throngs of hardcore Honeymoon Farm fans (Hi, Mom!) have been just beside themselves. So! Let’s see… Continue reading
Mama Cass’s 4 remaining piglets are pretty hilarious right now. They’re running and jumping around (often in circles) like the crazed toddlers they are, and seem to be especially enjoying harassing their papa, Boyfriend. We were a little apprehensive about letting him back into the pen (we separated him when Mama farrowed), but he and Mama are SO HAPPY to be reunited, and he’s actually a really good dad. They snuggle up next to him when he lays down, chase him around, try to bite his ears, and he is utterly nonplussed. They’re a sweet little piggy family. (I’ll try to get some good pictures soon.) Continue reading
There’s always a runt.
Even with the small size of Mama Cass’s litter, there was still one piglet who was born smaller than the others. The difference in size was noticeable right away, though not striking. She was active and seemed healthy. Continue reading
Having been recently pregnant myself, I (Lara) was feeling very sympathetic towards Mama Cass earlier this week. She just had that “Good grief can I please not be full of babies anymore” look about her. Continue reading
The life cycle on the farm continues. Lots of rain, lots of sunshine, lots of mud and green, green grass. And a little more sadness. Continue reading
We’ve had our first loss on the farm. We had heavy rains yesterday and a cold front that moved in last night, and when Steve went out to do chores this morning he found that our old nanny goat had died in the night. We had moved she and Eli into a new paddock about two weeks ago, and even though she had been seeming more weak and tired than usual, she was also enjoying all the fresh grass. We had some suspicions about her health, especially since she was having more and more trouble getting up from lying down, but even when Steve had to pick her up and carry her into her new digs, we were hopeful that she’d keep bouncing back. Continue reading
Our good friend Emily was in the midwest this weekend, and lucky us, she extended her trip to St. Louis to pay us a visit! In addition to being a lovely person and splendid house guest (she cooks AND does the dishes!), Emily is also a great photographer and took a lot of wonderful pictures while she was here. Enjoy! Continue reading