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Showing posts from March, 2017

Shearing Day

Recently we had our first Shearing Day without our sheep. And you know what? It was really relaxing! The alpaca were so easy and since there are only three plus the llama, it was quick.

Shearing always seems special here on the farm because when the animals lose their winter coats, it really seems like spring!

The flowers are blooming all over the property, daffodils in pots and under almost all the trees.
Tulips and hyacinths too.

And of course all six of our redbud trees (our Oklahoma state trees) are showing off their bright purple buds.

The winter is past; 
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come...
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Little Green Eggs

Spring seems closer everyday and I couldn't be happier about it! And nothing says spring on a farm like little eggs from new chickens.

Most people buy chicks in the spring but I prefer to start them in the fall. That way, they can grow over the winter  and start laying first thing in the spring.

Our young flock is made up of all Americanas. They are one of my favorite breeds of chickens.

Lizzie, from our very first set of chicks, is still around after six years. She helped raise the flock and has taught them to come when they are called. She also encourages them to go to bed early, something that we have never seen in our chickens before! That is really nice since we lock them up every night to protect them from predators.

We were supposed to get all pullets but of course there were a few roosters in the group. We finally settled on keeping this handsome guy. He is establishing himself as the leader now.

Every one of the Americana hens has different characteristics but they are a…