My favorite day at the Barnstable County Fair is always the ADGA Goat Show. It’s a rare opportunity to see so many fine goats of so many different breeds in one place anywhere in Southeastern Massachusetts. It’s also a rare chance to catch up with one of my favorite people, Anne Petersen of Rosasharn Farm … [Read more…]
Cersei the Serama hen finds the most interesting places to lay eggs.
This poor little peep was born blind and left behind by its mother hen. Unfortunately it had more problems than blindness and never was able to eat or drink on its own. It passed the next day but was safe and cozy in the incubator til the end.
This is what happens when your farmland is at the bottom of a big bowl. About four acres of land drain to this one low point. Good news is that it is good soil and has adequate soil moisture. Bad news is that frozen ground + deluge = flooding.
Winters are long
Meet Valentine. He’s a flock father and quite a handsome Roo. A new behavior in some of the Seramas is to perch on my shoulder as I go about my morning chores. I’m not certain if it because they are showing affection or dominance, getting out of the morning fray, or waiting for first dibs … [Read more…]