Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy as pigs in....

The piggies got moved to a fresh pen today, with lots of grass and brush to eat. Their old pen is a bit bigger, but it is bare bones right now and needs a rest to replenish itself. Jason worked hard to finish up the fencing of the new pen, then we had the task of getting the pigs to move. You would think we were leading them to slaughter, it took us fencing a tunnel of sorts and coaxing them with food...and it still took over an hour to get all three into the new area.
It was a beautiful day to work outside, the dogs enjoyed running around like a couple of crazies while we worked.

Lycan came in to get a closer look.

Our pregnant mommas are getting really big, I am thinking early to mid July and we should see some bacon seeds. Uni-piggie still loves her belly scratches.

WildStyle must be pretty uncomfortable, she has never been the belly rub type...but today she sure seemed to enjoy some belly rubs.

President Business couldn't be left out.

Lycan did great for his first meet and greet, he is really fitting in well.

New neighbors, the intros went great.







































The horses were very curious...and neither side got scared.





































Close inspections.





































Break for some water fun.



Jason got a good sized gash on his head today...we really do put blood, sweat and tears into this place LOL.

These two never quit.


A hug for Lycan.






































The kids played school today...Hayden was the teacher. They even used my phone to have school picture day LOL.








































I got to work on the girls skirts for their bday party. Another Pinterest win. You need some elastic and a lot of strips of different fabric patterns.

So super easy and cute. The only part I had to sew was the elastic band, all the strips of fabric are just tied on.

Turned out really cute!

Starting on Lily's next.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Almost too cute to eat.

Oreo is 7 weeks old, one more week and he will be looking for a new home. If one isn't found we will process him (the nice word for butcher) at around 16 weeks old. I of course secretly hope he finds a nice home first, but one of our reasons to have the rabbits is for a healthy home grown...and ethically raised, food source.

Be it short or long his life has been happy, he has had food, water, clean accommodations...and loving care.
His new brothers and sisters are 10 days old, all 6 are still with us...and half of them have opened their eyes!







The Silver Fox babies are getting huge. They are only 3 weeks old but are almost as big as Oreo is. Poor Momma, they have figured out how to get out of the nest box, now she gets no peace.








Little cute blue baby.


The turkey babies are huge too...5 weeks old now. We lost one, to a curious dog who didn't understand he can't pick one up and bring it to us. Poor baby turkey.

Dad has started to join the family...and mom has started laying another clutch.


We got some new feed holders...they hold more than the plastic totes, and still keep the rodents out.

Hopefully my feed shed can get finished this summer.

We did another dog roast dinner, the kids love roughing it at home.


Lycan is enjoying the farm life...though our resident roaming dog, Wrangler, doesn't like that he is here LOL.
Xander and Hayden made their own bow's...their arrows unfortunately don't fly all that well...or at all.

Nice form you guys!
Got started on party decorations. Now Jason can stop bitching about all the jars I have been holding on to.
























So cute!

A little Lily funny...

Lily doesn't always know when someone is pulling her leg, but she always has a great answer.
Jason: How many of us are there? 
Lily: 6.
Jason: Look for 6 bowls, can you count to 6?
Lily: Of course I can, I just graduated 1st grade. LOL