Category Archives: Critters

Treating Mild Hypothermia in Ducks

Its bone chilling cold, we have been sitting between -35 to -38 for close to 24 hours, and we had a solid dump of snow of around a foot at the “warmest haha” part of the afternoon in full deep … Continue reading

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Do you want your Lambs or Kids to be birthed in daytime hours?

Would you like to know how a simple change can help increase your flock or herd’s day time lambing rates? Do you dislike cold winter all night baby watch, checks and 1 to 4 am birthing times. How you ask? … Continue reading

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How to Keep your Chickens Laying in Winter!

How keep a a steady supply of winter eggs on the homestead? I have gotten a few questions from local newer folks that are asking, how do I get my hens to keep or start laying eggs. This is a … Continue reading

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Skunked! How to remove the smell from your dogs!?

The house has a whiff of skunk..  I have company coming next weekend and so I have a week LOL to try to air out/clean the house. On Friday Night the hounds headed out the door to do evening chores … Continue reading

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Happy National Cat Day

Our Current Purr Pride of farm cats send a big old hello to all of you 🙂 Sunny Cat is now our old man, approx. age 8 or older now.. unknown age so its just a best guess. He is … Continue reading

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Kitten Care – Introducing Food and Litter Box

This little fluffy girl will be four weeks old this week and she has in the last 24 hours started to give signs that she might like to try eating something besides just being a “drink milk” from mom girl.. … Continue reading

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Introducing Henry

Henry is a seven year old fixed male farm raised barn boy kitty that was looking for a new home. He is used to other kitties, lived with two farm dogs, chickens and goats.  He is one of those lovely … Continue reading

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5 Things you are looking for in a Broody Hen

  Yesterday May 9th 2018 our first broody hen hatched out a lovely clutch of healthy looking little fluffy butts. This is a proven broody hen and she made both my hubby and I laugh so hard as she lead … Continue reading

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The Flock and Scrub Spruce

We took down three Scrub Spruce that had grown up in the wrong place and needed to be removed. They were cut down and hauled down to the big barn to be thrown in the pens for the goats and … Continue reading

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Friday off.. sort of

Well, I was off the farm lots today, I had one of those days that homesteaders and farmers rarely talk about on the blog.. those days were we run all over the country it seems trying to get all kinds … Continue reading

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