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Easiest Sheep Move Ever




Colonel’s Blog Earthdate 6 October 2023…

Hey Y’all!


Good evening and happy Fast-Jet Friday! The fast jet today is the Mighty-Mighty F-15E Strike Eagle flying low in Wales last week. Ok, maybe I miss it a little. The weather did as expected, after an inch of rain yesterday, it cooled off and the high today was only 72. Tomorrow we will set up for the market in the low 40s and it will only get up to the mid 60s. I guess fall is here in weather, not just date. The animals are all enjoying the cooler weather and are doing very well. Betty is recovering nicely and is starting to look better. Her appetite has completely returned and she is starting to fill back out. Today is the first day we got a combined 3 gallons of milk in a few weeks. The pics today are of the oldest beef chickens and the oldest hogs. We will process those chickens in a little over a week from now and they will be parted out to sell as pieces. The next batch of beef chickens will get processed at the same time and will be wholes. The remaining 5 big hogs will go to the processor on the 15th. We’ll have one batch of beef chickens remaining that we’ll process in November, most likely for our freezer. We moved the beef herd onto fresh grass yesterday evening. The ewes decided to move themselves and went to the pasture we were going to put them into anyway, so we just said…ok. That was the easiest sheep move ever! We’re working the ewes closer to the new flock of ewes and will join the two groups, probably early this coming week. The layer chickens are molting and are not really laying. We’re getting less than a half dozen per day with about 30 hens. They’ll pick back up in a few weeks. We spent most of the day doing “around the house stuff” today. Things like fixing a leaking spigot, cleaning the garage, learning the new register, picking the garden, doing laundry, etc. We loaded the truck for the market tomorrow and are excited to have bacon and brats again! We’re hoping for a great market day in the cool sunny weather. I hope you have an amazing, long, weekend!


Link to this week’s Dust’er Mud Episode 10 where we discuss Raw A2/A2 Jersey milk:


Local Farm Report for 4 & 5 October

Harvest:

7 Chicken eggs

14 Duck eggs

5 1/4 Gallons of milk


Cheers!

Psycho & Shelley

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Oct 07, 2023

Fabulous that you are cooling off! We finally have people able to sit outside all day at the coffee shop! Love the fall down here - still warm enough for boating and floating (when we get the chance!)


High fives to you all - good luck at market tomorrow!

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We missed your comment, sorry for the late reply! Fall there is amazing! We really miss the boating and floating and love seeing your pics on facebook. Cheers!!

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