So...one guess as to which one of these 5 chicks is sired by good old ZH...
ZH as a chick last year.
And little (giant) SoZH the Second.
Our new farming adventure begins in 2 days! We start moving in on Wednesday and we have 2 weeks to move us, our house full of furniture and things, 80 chickens, 6 sheep, 4 pigs, 2 goats, 3 dogs...am I forgetting anything?
Piggies enjoying their morning baguettes. That was once grass, not so long ago...they work fast.
Oh, right! And our hundreds of seedlings.
Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes:
We sold a bunch of tomatoes on the stand:
Meanwhile, while we're hard at work packing and transplanting and getting ready to move...
Zoey is almost a big dog! 5.5 months, 23 lbs and getting closer to Abby-sized (Abby's 18" at the shoulder and Zoey's around 16" now).
We'll be moving these guys in their tractor. Hopefully we'll be as lucky with the lack of predators at our new place...fingers crossed.
Two more sleeps!!!
I can't remember if I ever wrote on here about how miserable we were in this house last winter. After having the semi-promise of a wood burning stove for the winter offered to us, our landlord never put one in. That wouldn't be too big a deal except this house has minimum insulation, single paned windows and an open crawl space underneath. These three things together make for a *freezing* house. Even with the heat turned all the way up we still couldn't walk around on the bare floor. We tried to make the house more bearable by blocking the open crawl space and then we ended up with mould growing on everything (our furniture, clothes...). It was pretty awful, and our landlord really didn't seem to care. When we explained the situation he threatened to sell the farm - so pretty much "don't complain or you'll have nowhere to live". Yay! Anyway, the point of all of this is that he is getting all these contractors in this week to look at putting in double paned glass and to seal up the crawlspace. All we got given was a dehumidifer to attempt to deal with the mould....sigh. No bitterness, though, because we are way too excited about moving to our very own farm!