Sunday Homestead Update

We had a little warm spurt this week, getting up to 45 during the day a couple of days.  It was a nice break from the cold.  We continue to lay low with illness.  Hope it will be done soon!  But with 7 people it takes time for it to work its way through.

Chickens

The chicks are doing well.  We have now made it past the first week of life, which is when we generally have the highest loss, and we still have only had the one that died right after hatching, so we have 34 chicks left.  They are so adorable and we are all enjoying watching them in their brooders.

We also will pick up our hatchery rooster chicks this week.  We bought 7 Dark Brahma roosters to bring in new genetics for breeding next year.  Will add them to the brooder tomorrow.

Heritage Arts

I finished the hoodie cardigan for Mr. Smiles.  I am very happy with how it turned out.  It is super soft, warm, and comfy.

There is something very special about this hoodie that makes me smile every time I see it.  The wool comes from our ram Fergus.  His mother, Fiona, was the first ewe we ever owned.  We lambed out Fergus right here on our little farm in 2017.

And now he is a beautiful full-grown ram, and our breeding ram.

And his fleece from 2018 was made into yarn by Mtn Man, and then I knit that yarn into this cute little hoodie for Mr. Smiles.

It is a really cool picture of something coming full circle on the farm, and that concept always makes me smile.  The cycle of a farm is so awesome to experience.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Homestead Update

  1. I love this. What a beautiful life and story this is about. I hope Mr. Smiles keeps his precious hoodie for future kids. I would frame it after Mr. Smiles grows out of it and post a little story on it about it’s history. I am so sentimental, I still have a box of old baby clothes and favorite toys from my children and they are 18 and 21 now. It’s a smile box stored away. I might make some little teddies from their red pea-coats. You did a great job.

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