But, we are happy to report that we DID purchase a different Jersey Cow last evening! YES! We will be picking her up in the next few days. She is supposedly pregnant as well. Did I mention we have 2 goats pregnant and due around the middle of May? We will have lots of milk around here! We wanted the cow's milk to make our own butter and feed any extra to us as well as the animals. 2 goats would have been plenty for our family for milk. Who knows, maybe we will sell one of our milking goats in May, stay tuned… I say supposedly on the pregnant part because it is so hard to tell if animals really are pregnant until the end.
Guess what??? Our chickens are all ready laying eggs! We purchased Golden Comet Pullets for only $5- a piece (45 of them) and they have already laid eggs in the 3 days of living here! They are small eggs as they are just starting but we are so excited. We even had 1 double yoker! We have standing egg orders for 30 dozen a week. We have chicks on the way as well to really kick in the production in September. We know NOT to mix the two groups though and throw everything off. Des beeplind will arrive the 2nd week of April. We purchased some Arucana's to put 1 green egg in each box for our trademark.
And, drum roll………….. We are fairly certain we purchased a team of Belgians last eve. 16 years old and dead broke! Big Jim and Pearl are their names. We have not exchanged any money on the team yet but we are fairly certain we will be getting them to pull our 1 bottom plow and many other farm implements. We purchased a wagon to pull all of our wares and fresh produce to the local farmer's market/flea market this spring/summer. Will we see you there?
We may even do sleigh rides this winter on the property. (at least for our own family J) We want to plant just an acre (that would be tons actually) of Blue Spruce trees for Christmas trees in the way future. We will see about that part. It would be fun to have a sleigh ride to the back of the property and pick out a tree with hot chocolate waiting wouldn't it?
Lots of things going on at the farm! Stay tuned.
I cannot believe it has been only 5 months since we have lived here. It seems like much longer to me. I can't imagine life if we did not move here. I do not want to even think of what we would have missed and never known…