I won’t say I grew up on a farm, but my parents always kept a garden. On his way back up to the house after work, my father would stop, pick anything ripe, and bring it up to the house to contribute for dinner. Looking back, I didn’t help him as much as I might [...]
Learn the symptoms of West Nile virus disease in horses, how the disease is treated, and how you can prevent your horse from becoming infected.
“Wanna buy a pig?” It took a few more texts back and forth before I realized that he was asking me if I wanted to buy an actual, living pig. A cute baby pig. That we would raise specifically for the purpose of slaughtering and eating. Somehow, this struck me as harsher than a chicken [...]
Severe drought conditions are causing cattle deaths due to poisoning from normally safe grasses which create toxins under drought conditions.
Last year we purchased a nuc beehive, that is a five-frame mini hive of bees. We purchased it a little late…the first week of June, but then the stress of getting established that a new hive goes through was further complicated by the most severe drought Oklahoma has experienced in my lifetime. Long story short, [...]
This week has been a busy one as we’ve seen both our momma goats (called does, the same as deer are) giving birth. Our La Mancha doe had twins about a week ago and our Boer goat gave birth last night as we were working on putting together the raised garden bed (more on that [...]
Our mail-order baby chicks have arrived at the ranch! We ordered from Hoovers Hatchery Poultry and ordered 80 chicks. We are splitting them with my in-laws so I’m not putting 80 chickens in the backyard, don’t worry. We have 40 Cornish Cross which will go into the freezer the end of May, and 40 heavy-layer [...]
Why Free-Range Eggs Are Nutritionally Better Chickens allowed to roam freely on farms are able to get a varied diet. Caged hens are subject to the same feed daily, much of which is genetically modified. Free-ranging chickens can eat bugs, grasses, and other plants which will give them a variety of nutrients. They are often [...]
By popular demand – here is a photo of Liberty’s Rocket from behind so the zig-zaggy tail coloration can be seen. I little frizzy from swatting at flies – but isn’t it hilarious. Zig-zag-zig-zag…. hehehehehe Angela <><
Well our paint mare finally had her foal and WOW! Was she ever worth the wait!! This is only her second foal – a filly this time – and she is amazingly painted. Very unique markings. She was born late in the afternoon July 6th and these pictures were taken on the 8th. As you [...]