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Growth and Gratitude

It’s crazy to think that just one year ago we had just 26 chickens on the farm. Last April we were working long hours to finish the interior of the barn and anxiously awaiting our fence completion. We never imagined the growth of our farm would happen so quickly. Just one year later and we have 8 goats, 3 cows, and 35 chickens. Grateful does not even begin to describe how we feel.

Today we are officially on calf watch as we are within a week of Madeline‘s due date. If you have followed our journey from the beginning you know that her labor brings a little bit of anxiety to our hearts. If you don't know, you can read about what happened here. Although we don't anticipate a repeat of that tragedy, we definitely are staying vigilant are she nears her due date.

In other farm news, the goat kids are all doing wonderful. We are still working on weaning them but we honestly aren't in a huge rush. We have more than enough milk to go around. Along with making cheese, I am gathering supplies to make goats milk lotion. Y'all wish me luck! Maybe a few of you can be product testers.

The chickens are thriving and hard at work laying eggs. The chicks are now 5 weeks old and will soon be transitioning out of their brooder and into the Chick Inn, our transition coop. They are probably ready to go out now, but I would like to see the night temps at or around 50º before moving them outside.

I'd say our little farm is doing pretty good. We are busier than ever but it is honestly a blessing. I hope y'all have a wonderful rest of your weekend and a blessed week ahead. Hopefully by this time next week we will have a sweet calf to show y'all.


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Love reading your posts! Our 6 hens are now laying well!—started about 3 weeks ago. We have a beautiful black rooster too!

Hard to believe we were visiting you almost a year ago! I sure enjoyed that!

Please pray for me as I get my results back tomorrow for the blood tests and the CAT scan.


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