Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Busy November

Once again we have been very busy around the farm.  I feel like I've been neglecting this blog.  Don't worry friends, I don't plan on leaving it.  I love writing on here and love to have your comments and feedback.  Hopefully things will start slowing down soon.  But, we are getting such great weather for it being the last part of November, it's hard NOT to do stuff around the farm while we have the chance.

This is one thing that's been going on.  It's deer season!  
And as you can tell, Hubby had filled our freezer.   This was a nice one!  I'm so proud.  He shot it from 200 yards in our back field.  He's an awesome shot!

This chickens seem to be liking their coop. Now the problem is they have Dry Pox.  It's like Chicken Pox for, well, chickens. Hubby and I are thinking real seriously about just starting over with new chickens.  Butchering these chickens, (Don't worry, we aren't going to eat them.) cleaning out the coop with bleach, and just starting the flock over. 

We're thinking about getting good young chickens that are not just the random batches that we normally get.  I'm done with that.  I think we're getting a deal and they turn out to have something wrong with them.  Nope, we are going right to the source and getting them from the hatchery.  Since we have a place to put them now and keep the dogs away from them, they should last longer than a couple weeks. lol.  Here's hoping huh. 

We are still working on The Sherri Shack.  It's coming along slowly.  Hubby is allergic to insulation so I've been putting up what I can.  On days that my back and knees aren't hurting I go out and put some up.  I'll tell you now, I'm not as good as he is, or as fast.  But, I'll get there.

I'm hoping to be on here again before Thanksgiving, but if I'm not, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, busy on the farm


SweetLand Farm said...

Congrats to your husband! That is a nice looking buck!

Mike Freeman said...

Wow! Nice deer! So happy for you. :)

Mike Freeman said...

We have had the best luck & egg production with Barred Rock & Rohde Island Reds. The males are mean though, we get a Wyandotte rooster for them because they usually aren't bad to flog. Never had a Red or a Rock rooster that didn't flog, mostly real bad. The hens are usually great though & egg production to feed ratio is very economical. Hope that helps!

texomamorganlady said...

Our experience has been that the chickens recover from fowl pox, have immunity and go on to do well. I think our wild birds carry it here, every batch of chickens we have had seem to get it, even with strict bio-security measures. If you do choose to start over, remember that the scabs being eaten by other birds is a large part of transmission. I am not sure how one could deal with that in free range birds.