We just had a beautiful group of chicks hatch today on our farm. We did not use an incubator which is very common today, but did it the old-fashioned method by letting our broody Buff Orpington hen have her way and hatch out a clutch for us.Hen-raised Chicks Means Less Work and Worry I … [Read more...] about Benefits of Hen-raised Chicks
We have had quite a successful kidding so far here at Sincere Milk Dairy Goats and Soaps. We just had 2 sets of twin born this month to one of our senior doe and her daughter who is a first freshener. Everything has gone smoothly this year and it is always a relief to see the babies come into the … [Read more...] about Baby Goats: Care and Tips
We are finally seeing signs of spring around here. Most of our trees have leaf buds on them and the flowers are starting to bloom. It was a late spring this year, here in northeastern Pennsylvania. I can look at the mountains and see them finally beginning to turn that beautiful light green color. … [Read more...] about Baby Animals: Be Ready and Be Prepared!
When I was a kid we raised every kind of farm animal you could imagine. My dad was always partial to the turkeys and he had lots of them. I hated them because the tom turkeys didn't like my little prairie dresses blowing in the breeze and would attack me as if I were a threatening tom. Those meanies … [Read more...] about Raising Turkeys on the Backyard Farm
It’s springtime here in the Midwest and I can hear the chirping of frogs from dusk to dawn. I can hear high-pitched chirps and deeper tweets like a bunch of invisible birds. My parents have a nice little pond a group of frogs has made a home in. I don’t live near much water at all, so my ‘frog pond’ … [Read more...] about How To Build a Frog House