November 7, 2019

The Colorado Poultry Association is hosting a poultry show in November, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. This is where Shannon shows birds for 4H each summer. We decided to pop in for this show, too.  Midnight was Reserve Grand Champion at the 4H fair, so we are taki...

September 25, 2019

WE

ARE

SPARTANS!

Just kidding, although I am. (Go Green, Go White)

I was looking at my sheep spreadsheet, which is one of my favorite spreadsheets to look at. And I realized that our last little lamby that was born, Peter Gabriel, became the 300th lamb born on the farm!

300...

August 26, 2019

Shannon and I had a blast at the 4H Fair. It was our second year, and we decided to add MORE birds this year. We had originally planned to bring a lamb this year, but being effectively homeless and having a lot of issues to deal with regarding the house, I just couldn'...

July 1, 2019

I know, I just said we would say goodbye to Sharon first. Well, we didn't.  Even though Sharon can't feed her lamb, she still takes care of her, and dotes over her. She's only a month old, and mama makes sure she is safe out in the pasture, and can snuggle up and sleep...

June 5, 2019

So... some plans just never fall in place correctly.   Fat Sharon apparently, is really just fat.  We thought she was carrying triplets, and she's been big for so long, I thought she would explode.

We found her Monday night with one ewe lamb at her side. Every...

April 24, 2019

My ducks do NOT have a predictable laying season. My chickens function like clockwork - they kick into high gear in mid-March, grow their productiveness until May, and then as the heat kicks in, they slow down, they start to molt in August and September, dropping their...

March 28, 2019

I hadn't realized the depth of some recent happenings until I started looking at numbers. The losses of Goliath and Marcia were bigger deals than I had thought (my brain isn't letting my heart process this right now, too much stress in my life). Marcia was the last of...

March 11, 2019

I have a confession to make. I never wanted to start a farm. I wanted to start a dog rescue. I remember when we first saw the land that came with our house, before we even made an offer... my first thoughts looking out on 6 acres (after living on a 60' x 120' lot in th...

March 6, 2019

This week, we are taking 6 sheep in for processing. This is what we do, it's not huge news. However, there are a few tough goodbyes in this batch.

First, we decided to let go of Millenium Falcon. She was born in 2017, with the Star Wars crew. She has yet to get pregnant...

February 17, 2019

I hate writing these posts. I hate saying goodbye. Today we lost a friend. With the most beautiful eyes, our Goliath.

Let's go back to the beginning.

We bought the farm in 2007. We got chickens. We decided we wanted sheep, but knew we needed to get livestock guardian pup...

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