When will she have her calf? Will I be around? Will she have any issues? Will I be able to help her if need be? Will mom reject her calf? Will they have any issues with nursing? These are some of the questions that run through my head when it’s calving season.
It’s Fun Farm Fact Friday!
Chickens naturally want to bathe in the dirt. So why not make it the best, healthiest option for them. If your chickens are free range this might be a little harder to get them to bathe in one specific area. I have placed tires filled with this mixture all over the yard. Although they still like to dig in my gardens!
Did you know that dandelions are super beneficial for us? The whole plant is usable, flower, leaves, and the roots. I’ve really been wanting to make a dandelion salve. The flowers have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only that, it’s great for dry, cracked, and/or itchy skin. To make the salve you need dandelions, almond oil, and beeswax.
I’m always trying to find fun things to do with the kids during the summer, but everything costs so much and I just can’t do it. So I asked the kids what were some things they wanted to do this Summer and they had some pretty cool ideas. They’re very creative. lol. But, we did came up with a pretty amazing list!
Bridget is my guest speaker today, she is an amazing women and even better friend. She has so many fun, creative ideas and she wanted to share this one with the world. I can’t wait to try this for myself. It would be great to have while fixing fence.
Here’s her little story…
Happy Easter Friends! It was a wonderful laid back morning here at our house. Brunch and I treated myself to a mimosa… or two. It was a little chilly here but the sun finally peeked out around 2 or so. Every Easter we take a walk or ride down to this little spring we have in the back pasture. The kids and dogs love it. It has become some what of a tradition here on the homestead.
As you know we are making big changes around here. I’ll only be working part time so I’ll have more time to do things on the farm.
During the month of May I’m hoping to…
I have been MIA for awhile but I’ve been working on making some big changes. I’m quitting my full-time job for a part-time job that’s closer to home and I’ll be working more on the homestead. Hoping that these changes will make the family (and myself) much happier.
This week on the farm the weather was all over the place, snow, freezing rain then more freezing rain. I had more days off than I worked due to weather.
I didn’t get very many pictures this week but hopefully in my future “Friday on the Farm” posts it will be much more interesting!
Have a great weekend everyone!