Saturday, January 24, 2015

January in the Sunshine

The laying hens are in the garden at this time of year. They keep it clean, eat the left over grubs, and fertilize daily! As we clean the stalls out in the barn and deliver it by wheelbarrow full, the hens work it out and spread it around.

Pigs! Now three weeks on the farm and the star attraction for the neighborhood especially on a sunny Saturday. The pigs are enjoying rooting, running, playing, and eating walnuts.

Young hens and Ruby Rooster keep to themselves. There are six hens in the big pasture that should be great egg layers as the days are getting longer. We have 25 laying hens and 4 roosters on the farm right now.

Here is Big Boy! Our tom turkey is about 35 pounds and roams the pasture with the chickens and sheep.

Pigs and their farm friend, Dutchess! The dogs love to play chase along the fence line with the pigs.

We call these turkeys The Brute Squad. These Bronze turkeys are very docile. They roam the property and beg for walnuts at feeding time!

At the end of a sunny day, the pigs are enjoying some squash from the larder! What a treat to have the fog lift and the blue skies and sunshine on a January day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dinner Out

We headed downstream to our favorite place to eat out, The Galice Resort!

But we knew at this time of year Galice is closed for the winter so we brought our own dinner to enjoy outside on this rare, warmish, sunny day in January!

We started with farm fresh eggs because who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?!

We are still getting a few eggs a day even in the short days of winter!

The eggs were cracked into an onion ring. Yep, just a freshly sliced onion used as a place to hold the eggs!

They cooked alongside some farm fresh sausage.

Then they were stacked together to make a sausage-onion-egg bagel dinner sandwich!

There were a few extra onions cooked also so they went into the stack. Then the dinner sandwiches were wrapped in foil and packed in a picnic basket and we headed out for a beautiful view along the river.

We parked at the boatramp at Galice. The river is flowing high right now with the winter rains that we have had lately.

We ate our dinner outside and watched the ducks, herons and listened to the water.

We had the perfect place to eat our dinner out!

See you soon, Debbie!