It's been a while since I did an Around the Ranch post, but I'm back to fill you all in on what's been going on here! If you've been reading my garden posts, you know that my flowers are finally blooming! I'm very excited! I've never been much into flowers, but they're growing on me (get … Continue reading Around the Ranch-August 9, 2018
Last weekend was HOT! Ryan worked, so I was in charge of making sure the animals had water to get them through the sweltering heat. They all did really well, and we made it through unscathed. Here's what we've been up to! We moved the 3rd batch of broilers out to the pasture. Actually, Ryan … Continue reading Around the Ranch-June 21, 2018
Our first batch of chickens is in the freezer! We've seriously considered sending our chickens out to be butchered, but after lots of thought and discussion, we decided to keep doing them ourselves. We really like that we're the only ones that have handled each bird from start to finish. We're able to treat each … Continue reading Thoughts on the First Chicken Processing of the Summer
I think it's safe to say spring is here to stay. Finally! Here's what we've been up to! Ryan was able to get the chickens moved to the farm after the snow finally melted. Crusher (the rooster) is busy keeping an eye on all of his hens who are enjoying the shade of their coop, the … Continue reading Around the Ranch-May 6, 2018
*I wrote this a few weeks ago and am just getting to posting it. I hope you enjoy! A more recent post will be coming soon! SPRING IS HERE! For now at least. And that means that we're finally able to get outside and start getting ready for the year. Here's what we've been up … Continue reading Around the Ranch-April 26, 2018
Yesterday morning, Ryan got a phone call saying our first batch of chicks was in! We weren't expecting them until today, so after a bit of scrambling around to get their brooder ready, off he went to pick them up. Because of the weather, we haven't been able to get the big hens into their … Continue reading The Chickens Are Here!