Sunday, June 11, 2017

Never A Dull Moment

It’s been an eventful week at the farm (and I’m being restrained when I use the word “eventful”).   I won’t bore you with the details, just a point or two...

I went out one day earlier this week to feed everyone and one of Ava's triplets (our newest goats born a few months ago) was stuck in the pasture fence as far from the house and barn as possible.  She doesn't even have horns.  She had stuck her head thru the cattle panel and, then, thru a smaller piece of fencing outside of the pasture fence.  Between the two fences, she was tangled up pretty badly.  Bless ‘lil Piper's heart...she had been stuck for a long time.  She wasn't even able to make a sound (she'd lost her voice) and she was standing on her back legs, trapped, for God knows how long, so she was really wobbly.  At first, I wasn't sure she was still with us by the way her head and neck we're hanging at such a weird angle.  Panicked, but after checking on her, I had to trek back to the workshop to find wire cutters.  I was able to finally free her.  She could barely walk.  These are the times that farming isn't easy.  Keeping my head and not crying in the process is hard when one of my animals is hurting.   Of course, this isn’t the first time someone has gotten stuck in the fence…I’m sure it won’t be the last time either.

On a good note, we got the new (old) metal nesting boxes hung in the coop.  I found two at two different vendors during the 90-Mile Dixie Yard Sale that happened last weekend.  Once the boxes were installed, I added excelsior pads and our custom Herbal Elixir ® organic chicken box herbs and the “girls” went wild for the new accommodations.  We were having some issues with eggs being laid elsewhere and not being found until it was too late.  The boxes have been in for three days and, every day, we’ve gotten plenty of  eggs.  This morning, there were eggs in every box.  We’re back on track with our egg production now.   WTG, girls!!

And, one of the two Rose Of Sharon trees is totally bloomed out now.

So, what has been happening on your farm this week?

To A Life Of Simplicity
Happy Homesteading!
~ Susan & Rick
Celtic Acres Farm

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About the Author:
Susan along with her husband, Rick, are the owners of Celtic Acres Farm, an organic, self-sufficient, off-grid farm where they raise chickens, ducks, goats and a pig, rescue dogs and cats, grow their own heirloom, non-gmo produce, create handmade crafts and home décor items, and strive to live a self-sustaining lifestyle while attempting to carve out that little piece of paradise where they can live free, breathe free and commune with nature.
Celtic Acres Farms is committed to healthy animals, a greener planet, recycling-reusing-repurposing, while maintaining our rural heritage and sharing it with others. We believe that we must all lead the way to a more sustainable future while never forgetting the things of the past. 

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