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Wordless Wednesday – piglets!
April 18, 2012, 4:33 am
Filed under: Animals, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig | Tags: , , ,

Proud Mama Petunia and her brand new babies. Good job Petunia!

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Snowy Spring…
April 6, 2012, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, Rooster | Tags: , , , ,

Yesterday, April 5th in Alberta…many folks are planting their gardens and starting to mow lawns…. We get half a foot of snow! It’s not cold, just hordes of snow….

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Looks like it’s an inside day for the animals…. Petunia the pig will go outside in almost -30, but will not motor around her pot belly self in the snow this deep, even in my walking tracks. I have to plow the snow away for her to roam with the tractor. Spoiled brat!

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Chickens came out, took a look around at this crazy April morning and declared today an inside day! Perhaps chicken-games and safety meetings all day today.

Happy Easter all!

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Wordless Wednesday – is it Spring yet?
April 4, 2012, 7:53 am
Filed under: Animals, Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Eggs, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig | Tags: , , ,

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Wordless Wednesday – Hello Chicks!
March 7, 2012, 7:46 am
Filed under: Animals, Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Homesteading, Livestock, Poultry, Rooster | Tags: , , ,

Well…one of our little Silkie hens decided to be broodie over the winter…here is what she helped bring into the world (with a couple of our Isa Browns acting as caring aunts and proud Daddy Flounder looking on…):

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Let it snow…?
February 26, 2012, 8:01 am
Filed under: Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Pig, tractor | Tags: , , , ,

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Hmmm…from Friday afternoon when I could see a few patches of grass and was getting excited to start thinking about gardening…to Sunday morning…after receiving more than a foot of snow!

Poor Petunia the Pig is most certainly not impressed. Short legs make for an unpleasant walk through all of this fluffy stuff. Looks like I will be plowing some pig paths shortly…and the driveway!

The chickens don’t seem to mind it too much, although I suspect that they will hang out inside their coop for most of the day.

Well…a the farmers often say…we need the moisture….

Happy snowy Sunday all!

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Horses or Tractors…what do you think?
February 23, 2012, 9:43 pm
Filed under: Animals, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Horse, John Deere, Livestock, tractor, work | Tags: , , , , ,

Another great post from Heritage Breed Farms. Definitely worth checking-out their excellent blog too!

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Definitely a tough call….
I think in the end, at least for now with the limited time that I have available for homesteading activities, that I will have to stick with tractor…..



Wordless Wednesday – Hen meeting
February 22, 2012, 2:28 pm
Filed under: Animals, Chicken, Chicks, Coop, Egg, Eggs, Farming, Homesteading, Livestock, Organic, Poultry | Tags: , ,

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Did somebody call a safety meeting?

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