Monday, May 6, 2013

Animal Friends

Our homestead is rapidly expanding this year. We've been here for just over two years, and have finally gotten to the point where we're adding our "infrastructure animals." The first wave is sheep and chickens.
I've had a donkey for about a year now, and he's been an excellent lawnmower. He is also there to provide some compost for us, and to keep the coyotes and foxes at bay.
These are my three little lambs. I'm weaning them off the bottles this week. The older two had their last one yesterday, so the inconsolable bleating should attract every predator this side of Memphis for the next few nights. Great.
From left, Meatloaf, Pot Pie, and Pancake.
The food names will make it easier when I send them off to Freezer Camp.

These three will breed the next generations of meat lambs. We plan to keep them through several lambings, until we get a new generation to start it all again with.
Here are the baby chicks. We got 26, mostly hens, but some roosters too to help keep the population going.
Yeah, I'm not naming 26 chickens. I still have a little sanity left...
So, our 5.4 acres are brimming with new little animal lives, and keeping things interesting already.
God bless.

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