It’s pretty crazy how some animals develop a personality all of their own. This pig (Periwinkle, I think) acts just like a dog. She wags her little tail and loves being petted. In these photos, she hopped up on top of her feeder to get closer so that I could scratch her head.
Meanwhile, while her sister (Petunia) is nice and is friendly, there is a huge difference between the two. Periwinkle is more friendly and awesome in general.
We took the plunge and purchased our first pig today. He’s a Yorkshire boar. He’ll remain un-cut and will be used to breed the other pigs (the ones that we don’t have yet, lol).
He’s small at this point, but it won’t be long before he’s big and strong.
Even with the ride home and the change of scenery, he was still friendly towards the girls and was very curious overall. Kaylee decided that one of the weeds around the pig pen certainly tasted better than the food he had, so she should feed it to him. He didn’t seem to mind.
It’s time to process another batch of our pasture-raised Cornish Cross chickens. This batch looks great and will provide nutrient packed meals for our family as well as our customers’ families. They’re moved to a new batch of fresh grass each day where they get to eat bugs, forage on clover and other grasses, and enjoy premium non-GMO feed. They live a fantastic life here on the farm and it shows in the results.
Today we welcomed 25 turkeys to the farm. They’ll spend the next four months with us in their deluxe accommodations where they’ll have access to the great outdoors and the pristine views of our pasture. They’ll eat gourmet meals consisting of bugs and insects as well as premium non-GMO feed.
If you are interested in any of these turkeys, they’ll be looking for new homes just before Thanksgiving.
Over the last few days, the girls have been learning about plants, vegetables, and what the different parts of them are. They wrote out a little story, drew some pictures, and today we concluded with going into the aquaponics garden and harvesting the potatoes.
Our ten Peking Ducks are doing well. Their feathers have come in, they’ve turned from yellow to white, and they’ve become creatures of habit.
They’re excited to get fresh water in their kiddie pools each morning and have become super vocal if you don’t let them out of their coop early enough. We call it “Angry Daddy Duck Voice”… They certainly have a very specific quack that lets you know when they’re not happy about something.