Life on the Farm this Spring
My days have been SO FULL here lately! After a winter marked by loss we are soaking up all the new life on the farm this Spring! As passionate as I am about sharing how to create a home you love as we bring our old home back to life, in the Spring my focus shifts to the farm babies and gardening. These things bring a different kind of joy and purpose to our lives. I love sharing them with you and hope you enjoy them too!
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So far we’ve welcomed one little babydoll ram lamb, but we have 3 mommas still expecting. His delivery was all you can hope for plus my best friend happened to be here for it which made it extra special. He is such a precious little guy and Penelope is a wonderful mother!
We’ve added a few chicks to our flock this year! When I originally had gotten chickens it was right after Covid had hit and the bird flu was on the rise. I chose hearty breeds I was familiar with since I had raised them as a kid. However, now I’m selecting breeds with a bit more intention based on our wants and needs. I chose Buff and Lavender Orpington this time for their friendly easy going personalities, as well as egg production. I also got a couple of cute Polish chicks (pictured below) mostly for fun 😉
We’ve been talking about goats since before the farm haha! I always thought they’d be the first animal we’d get but then I found and fell in love with Babydolls. No regrets except I wish I hadn’t waited so long to get goats! We haven’t stopped laughing since bringing these two home!
Stuart is the lighter one, he’s a buck, and Trudy is the black and white doe. They’re Nigerian Dwarf bottle baby twins. I love them to pieces, and Ed said they’re his favorite on our farm! I’ll share more about them and why we chose this breed soon!
Great Pyrenees Puppy
I had decided to wait for our male Great Pyrenees to be a bit more mature before bringing in a second livestock guardian dog. Henry turned two in January and we lost our White German Shepherd, Scout, who was his good buddy, in December. The timing of Birdie has felt perfect 🙂
Again, I’ll be writing a separate article dedicated to her. She’s too special and her role too important to sum up in a paragraph. But it’s safe to say we’re all completely smitten 🙂
We welcomed four Indian Runner ducklings to our homestead too! Ducks were always my favorite growing up! They are the cutest little things ever! They too have a very specific purpose here and I can’t wait to watch them grow into it! I’ll be writing all about this breed soon!
Life on the Farm this Spring
Needless to say it’s been an exciting month here lol! I wouldn’t change it! My days feel full and so does my heart 🙂 It’s also nice to have a little break from renovations. Animals have this wonderful way of making you be present. It’s such a gift.
Buuut I did just begin working on the last upstairs bedroom haha! It will be our office. I’m really really excited about it! We’re also getting ready to fence in our entire property which is a huge deal for us and all the animals! Our friend and farm neighbor is going to help us so we’re on his time, and the weather has to be right too. I’ll also be planting the last of the flowers this week! I’ll keep you updated on all the things and you can follow along daily @midcounty_journal on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube all linked below!
I hope your Spring is going well and I hope these farm babies brought a smile to your face!
Sending all kinds of love your way!