Monthly Archives: May 2012

Eating at the new trough/hay rack
4 years, 11 months ago 0

Today my dad built a feeding trough/hay rack for the lambs so they wouldn’t have to eat off the floor and reinfect themselves from their manure. Also, he attached tethers to Lulu and Buttercup, the greedy “Golden Girls,” to keep them from pushing out Daisy and Static, the two smaller lambs. We turned the lambs […]

1818 Lambs still not well
4 years, 11 months ago 0

The lambs are still showing signs of coccidiosis and I am still dosing them with drugs. Now the two black lambs have it. To get the dosage correct I have to weigh them by standing on the scales with them.

Kroaker gets a makeover
4 years, 11 months ago 0

I took Kroaker to Pam and Marguerite for a bath and summer hair cut. His hair was so matted and dirty under the topcoat that they had to cut it very short. He seems much more comfortable now. The electricians are running electricity to the garden house and the chicken house. Kroaker is terrified of […]

4 years, 11 months ago 0

I waited patiently to collect stool samples from all animals to take to the large animal vet in Cullman, Dr. Little. Buttercup and Lulu have coccidiosis (internal parasites), a very contagious and dangerous disease. I am to treat all the lambs with a Corid drench (using a syringe) for five days. Shipping stress and change […]

Buttercup is sick today
4 years, 11 months ago 0

Yesterday one of our new lambs, Buttercup, developed diarrhea. We were concerned because lambs are very delicate and she could get much sicker very quickly. I called the breeder in Kentucky and she told me to give Buttercup Pepto Bismol with a syringe. She also told me to take her temperature rectally, and if it […]

Class party @ 1818 Farms and Scavenger Hunt in Mooresville
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Posted in: 1818 Happenings

Eliza’s class party was a tremendous success today! First the children went on a scavenger hunt around Mooresville that introduced them to our historic buildings while running off some energy. After identifying vegetables in my raised bed garden, they visited the farm. There they were allowed to gently pet the newly hatched chicks, the lambs, […]

Chicks begin to hatch
4 years, 11 months ago 0

The fertilized Ameraucana eggs in the incubator in my laundry room are beginning to hatch. The chick uses its egg tooth to chip away, called “pipping,” at the inside of the shell, until it can kick off the shell and get out, all wet and tired. It keeps the egg tooth about two weeks. The […]

4 years, 11 months ago 0

Today the Quality Fence men began installing the rail fence outside the wire fence. When they arrived, Justice jumped up on the fence to greet them and got a terrific shock from the electric wire running across the top and bottom. She yelped and yelped in pain running all around the pasture. Kroaker roused himself […]

New Lambs arrive at 1818 farms
4 years, 11 months ago 0

This afternoon about 3:30, my mother Janice, Gamble and Eliza and I returned from Kentucky with our cream-colored lambs from Bluegrass Babydolls farm. They are adorable but still need some taming. And, they are so much bigger than our two black lambs. While we were at the farm in Kentucky, one of the owners showed […]

Garden House finishing up and more chickens
4 years, 11 months ago 0

The workmen have almost finished the garden house. Just waiting for the inspection before they close in the walls over the wiring. Stuart and Steve finished the hen house, and the chickens are roosting and laying their blue eggs just as they should. During the day they are turned out and “free-range“ all over the […]