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, […]
Just a quick update. Clover kidded Saturday afternoon. The first young buckling was head back and stuck, when I went out to check on her I could see two little hooves sticking out. After we got him out (he’s ok, the drier one in the picture above), the 2nd little buckling was born quickly. Clover […]
It’s time for spring cleaning and kidding here in Windy woods. Our queen doe Bella has already had her triplets, two doelings and a buckling. I’ll put up a few pictures of that, as well as embed some videos. Kristen and I were discussing the livestock arrangements a while back, and it occurred to me […]
A video introduction of Asher’s 4-H lamb project, Ulmia.
Hello, My name is Asher and I am going to talk about my 4-H project for this year. My project for this year is a sheep. I got my sheep in April in the evening on a Thursday. It was very windy when we got there and quite cold. We then went into the barn […]
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 […]