We have puppies! And, not just any puppies. We have Corgipoo puppies! Talk about adorable! They were born April 29 and it is now time to send them to their new homes. Wow, how quickly 6 weeks has past! The parents which I will tell you about in just a minute are our family pets. They are with us in the vineyard and relax on the patio with us. They are wonderful companions! Bangles, our … [Read more...] about Corgipoo Puppies
It is hard to believe that Decks our Jersey bull calf is almost 3 months old! He was born before Christmas and is named after the Christmas carol, "Deck the Halls". After leaving him with Beatrice for a couple of days to nurse, we separated them. Decks is now in a pen beside the chickens and ducks. The little Jersey bull will be moved out with the big cows as soon as he grows a bit taller. We … [Read more...] about Decks the Jersey Bull is Almost 3 Months Old!
Did you know that there are 7 Reasons Hens Stop Laying Eggs? I didn't until... Our hens went on strike and stopped producing eggs! I know that as hens age they will stop laying eggs. And, some of our hens are three years old but, not all of them. Here I am with a barnyard full of hens who used to give 9 - 12 eggs a day and, I am having to buy eggs! What's wrong with this picture? Even the … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Hens Stop Laying Eggs
I would like to introduce you to "Decks" our new calf! No, we did not first see him from our deck! His name is in keeping with the holiday song, "Deck the Halls". We knew that his mother, Beatrice, was soon to delivery and have been watching her closely for a week or so. Concerned and with ulterior motives - we are ready for fresh milk! If you are wondering how to tell if a cow is ready to … [Read more...] about Fresh Milk is Coming – Meet Our New Calf!
Making wine at home involves several steps and time. Making wine at home can be done with very little equipment. While we use a crusher/destemmer and a bladder press, it can be done without them. A quick internet search will yield a viariety of suggestions. As you can see from the photo above, the grapes have been fermenting after crushing/destemming and it is now time for pressing to … [Read more...] about Making Wine at Home
Did you know that cows love watermelon and pumpkin? Ours sure do! And, we love FREE food for them! It is rare that we have a watermelon from the garden go bad. In fact, I'm not sure we have ever had one rot! Once we have eaten the red, the cows get the rind and love it. But, boy, do they love the red! Not too far away from us is a watermelon and pumpkin packing plant owned by a local farmer. … [Read more...] about Cows Love Watermelon and Pumpkin!