We are excited to get the animals out on grass!
Joseph’s two hair sheep are new additions on the farm.
We redid the brooder pen for the chicks to make it warmer and safer!
Then the first batch of baby chicks came in.
It was great to have some of our patrons out for our annual farm day! Because of a recent rain, folks came donned in boots and mud shoes. We began the day signing up for prizes, chasing ducks, and holding a little turtle and rabbits. Then, it was out to the farm!
Walking out to the cows and seeing the newest baby calf.
Milking the cow
Checking out the milk house and milk in the tank.
Feeding the horses
New baby kittens to enjoy!
Out to the broiler chickens.
Checking out the bee hives and then the pigs.
Feeding the hens and rooster, petting the Snoopy the sheep, and seeing the newest chicks still under lamp light were also highlights.
Last of all a lunch was served, horse rides available, time to run around and play, and chat with friends.
Thanks for coming! We had lots of fun and hope you did too!!!
One of the highlights of summer for our family is making hay! The first cutting is not top quality hay due to a surprise rain shower and then with more rain predicted we baled it a little wetter than we would have preferred.
Charity loves the cats, but we doubt the feelings mutual!
Hannah and Titus’s new venture: Bees! This shape of hive is supposed to be more natural for the bees. The are so fascinating and put us again in awe of our amazing Creator.
The cows and calves are enjoying the lush grass! Below are the calves.
Farm Day 2014 is June 21st at 9:00 a.m. An early light lunch will follow.
We hope you can come! Please let us know if you plan to attend. email@example.com or 319-572-9761
We are excited to get the cows and broiler chicks out on the pasture. They are happy too!!! Milk and cream from lush spring grass is the best milk of the year!
The bottomless portable pasture pens get moved morning and afternoon to give the chicks a new salad bar twice a day. All that good chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals from the grass, sunshine, and fresh air make chicken that tastes wonderful and is wonderful for you!
Here are 4 of Titus’s 12 ducklings that arrived today. Titus has an keen interest in any bird, but especially ducks!
A group from our church in Chicago toured our farm and enjoyed the animals. We actually were out of town, but a family friends helped us out and showed them around and gave horse rides. It sounds like everyone had fun!
Baby animals and gathering eggs are always a highlight for some of the children.
LOOK AHEAD: OUR ANNUAL FARM DAY IS SATURDAY MORNING JUNE 21ST (RAIN/MUD DATE JUNE TUES. EVE JUNE 24TH)
WE SURE HOPE YOU CAN COME!!!!! DETAILS COMING LATER.