It’s been a busy spring here in Windy Woods. Doing a lot outdoors. I learn something new every day around here, and every year for that matter. For example, this year I’ve learned the children don’t believe their sandbox is deep enough. Turkey’s are apparently variable in their “territory”. We’ve recently had a flock decide […]
I like to get the goats out and browsing as soon as possible in the spring. Clover’s kids aren’t quite as good (yet) at satelliting as Bella’s are, but they are ten days younger. It’s fun to watch them dash around the yard as their mama’s browse the new grass. Goats aren’t really “grass” eaters, […]
Guess what? The Northwest Michigan Fair is August 8th-15th.
Video Introduction of Cassidy’s 2015 4-H Junior Beef Project Selh’teus
The pace of life here in Windy Woods has really picked up. As anyone who’s been keeping up knows, the children who are in 4H have all gotten their animals now, and they have been integrated with the rest of the livestock. The 256 sq. ft. pen needs to be moved approximately every 2 days.
All right, first things first. I got my calf about a month ago. His name is Selh’teus. He is an Angus/Limousin cross, a blackish brown color and quite big for his age. Selh’teus is beautiful! The first two weeks…. When I first got Selh’teus, the farmer had just taken him off his mother. We tried […]
The children have all begun their 4H projects now, Cassidy’s calf and Brennan’s chicks all arrived on the same day. So, here in Windy Woods we now have a calf, sheep, chicks, laying hens and goats. I’ve avoided talking about their projects because I want them to be able to post about them, and me […]
Well, it’s official, we’ve completely lost the entire garden.
I’m feeling a bit guilty this morning, my dairy goats’ udders have scratches all over them. I don’t recall there ever being an issue last year, but I suppose it’s possible that the areas we had previously penned them weren’t as overgrown with blackberry bramble. It seems kind of counter to our goal of using […]
So, I write this, post it, and we get a frost Wednesday night.