DaisyDoo Homestead is growing! Today I took a little day trip to Cackle Hatchery in Lebanon, MO. They are a larger hatchery that ships poultry all over the country, 193 varieties! Chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, quail, pheasant, and even peacocks! They were having their HUGE After Memorial Day Sale and there were so many baby birds to choose from. So many!
There are always surprises on the farm, we hope for good surprises but it seems like we usually get not so good surprises. 🙂 On Tuesday Dad was driving one of the tractors (the big, four-wheel drive, work horse tractor) when the front end started going “ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk” and the front wheels started locking up. That’s very bad and this would be one of those not so good surprises. Dad had to abandon the tractor in the field, yikes. Continue reading
Today was calf selling day! Well, technically the sale is tomorrow but we took them to the sale barn today. It was a busy and exhausting day! For the last month or so we’ve been feeding the weaned calves in the corral to get them used to going in there. Today was the day we closed the gate on them! It was the big day for the heifers, two loads of them! We had to sort off the bull calves because they aren’t ready to ship yet, they won’t be bulls when they go to the sale barn. 😉 Continue reading
Hello all! We did indeed get more rain this week, it is soggy ’round here! On Wednesday we got over 3 inches (not quite 3 1/4 inches) bringing our grand total to nearly 10 inches of rain in 6 days. And, still, we’re lucky. A little further south of us they got over 15 inches of rain in that same time period.
But now we’ve had two sunny days in a row! The rivers are receding, the highways are reopening, and those that had flood damage are cleaning up and repairing. Continue reading
Hello all! It’s been a busy few weeks on the farm. Spring brings a lot of projects and much busyness. Some of the things we’ve done are: sort yearling calves off of the herd to wean them and ready them for sale, cleaned the beehive for Dad’s new bees (all of his bees died over the winter, they most likely froze but I’ll tell you all about that in a later post), Continue reading
I’m going to start off by posting a couple pictures I meant to post yesterday. I totally fell asleep watching TV last night and woke up at a very unreasonable hour and decided it just wasn’t worth getting my laptop out. So, here it is:
This little nugget was born right in front of me yesterday morning when I was feeding my horse, Zip, and filling the cattle stock tanks.
Spring has sprung on the farm! We started seeing signs of an early Spring nearly a month ago: lots of geese flying north, daffodil and iris peeking through the ground, trees budding out, the Spring peepers peeping, and red robins bob bob bobbin’ along.
Now, Spring is in full swing! Continue reading
Most days my Dad and I team up to do the farm chores together. Today my parents had to spend the entire day with my grandpa so that left me on my own to run the farm. Yikes! Things went pretty well… I managed to bang my head on the corner of a utility sink… hard, like “do I have a concussion?” hard (I don’t, just a painful bruise). Continue reading