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Winter Fuzzies

Winter Fuzzies

So it’s December 16th and I’m getting all the fuzzy feelings inside for the holidays, a time when I can set down my work wears, sit back, put my feet up and enjoy some hot coco around the fire.. or can I? Alas it seems life on a farm the work never ceases, however the plus side is in the winter it does slow down, so we intend to take full advantage of this slow period and get to all the many tasks we’ve been putting on the back burner for the past number of months.. Johan’s stacked more wood around the house so we ca easily access the wood to warm our home over the winter months, he’s made some amazing slow feeder boxes for the horses and stream lined our work flow by installing a float system on our horses water tank to keep it fully stoked with fresh clean drinking water all season long, ya hoo! We also decided after the major interest in our farm fresh free range eggs that it might be a good idea to have some more hens on board, so we’ve invested in 12 more laying hens. Seeing we feel strongly about heritage breeds we found a nice little hobby farm who had a mixure of white speckled sussex, an orpington mix, and black australops for sale. And being that theres always learning to be had, especially on the new farmer side of things, it turns out a couple of the hens we brought home had leg mites, darn it, lessons learned to inspect more deeply before bringing new critters home....