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Change is in the air…

Change is in the air…

Fall is upon us here in upstate NY and with that the rush to get everything prepared for winter.  The girls will need to be sheared next month along with trimming their feet.  This will also mean I will have five more fleeces to take to the fiber mill to be made into yarn.  We have made a nice area on the hill to allow the sheep to winter closer to the house to make chores easier in the winter….

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Not Impressed!

Not Impressed!

When my husband woke up late and asked if the baby and I could do morning chores yesterday I had no idea what I was in for!  Usually chores are easy and relaxing as I love going out and talking to my sheep (I call them my girls) all while Purdy dutifully watches over them.  Everything was off to a great start the horses were well behave and eating in their stalls while I walked out to do the sheep…

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A worldly chicken…

A worldly chicken…

When Henley and I went out to collect egg this morning Betty came running over to us!  I thought to myself here we go what is Betty up to today!  Well little Miss Betty said I would never guess what has happened!! Betty told me how Henrietta (one of the production red hens) had decided she wanted to be a mother hen.  You can imagine what Betty had to tell Henrietta!  Betty then went on to tell me how she…

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Lazy Days

Lazy Days

My little girls loves to play in he floor in the mornings which works out well for me!  This gives me time in the morning to eat my breakfast and get some much needed caffeine in.  This morning I am also casting on a new project to take with me on vacation next week.  Eventually today we will have to go outside as I am hoping to get the chicken coop cleaned out today. 

Chicks (Hatchery Vs Feed Store)

Chicks (Hatchery Vs Feed Store)

First thing you need to understand is that feed stores get their babies from hatcheries. So there aren’t going to be significant differences. Ideally I’d get my chicks from a local breeder, but, as of right now, we haven’t been able to find any. Perhaps we will fill that niche in the future. In the meantime […] https://trollbridgefarms.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/chicks-hatchery-vs-feed-store/