Monthly Archives: May 2012

Working with the chickens
5 years, 9 months ago 0

This morning we let the hens out of the hen house into a small fenced-in area to let them get used to their surroundings. Then we had to catch them and move the fenced enclosure to another part of the yard so Stuart and Steve could start on the porch for the hen house. I […]

Stuck in the fence
5 years, 9 months ago 0

This morning when I went to the barn to feed the animals, the goat Socks got stuck in the fence palings trying to get out to the puppy’s food, and I had to get a hammer and remove the paling. I was panicky that he would break a leg. The goat Gilley is very jealous […]

First of the Babydoll Sheep arrive at 1818 Farms
5 years, 9 months ago 0

Our two “black” Babydoll lambs have arrived! Gamble, my nephew Payne, and I traveled 10 hours to Tennessee and back today to get our first two lambs. They are the cutest animals I have ever seen! They look and feel like stuffed toy animals. Many townspeople were here to greet our newest additions to 1818 […]

Chicks get to go outside
5 years, 10 months ago 0

I began letting the chicks outside the hen house in a small enclosed area for a little while every day. My dad added three more nesting boxes and put down removable flooring that can be cleaned easily.