Farming is Always Something!

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Just as the Farmer’s Markets were winding down this Fall, we realized that we were nearing a farrowing sooner than we had originally thought. Saturday we were presented with seven healthy and happy little heritage breed piglets.

I think that we will have to name them: Sneezy; Sleepy; Dopey; Doc; Happy; Bashful; & Grumpy.

That got us to thinking about the other animals on our farm and when they are scheduled to present us with offspring: namely, the two female goats. We have yet to breed our sheep, as we like having “late lambs.” Late refers to when in year the lambs are born. For many farmer’s who show their sheep, or who want to grow their lambs out fast for a specific time of year, like having their sheep give birth in January or February. Personally, I am much more comfortable with April, pushing May — the temperature is warmer, the snow might be gone, the entire process just seems less harsh. But that is just me…

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