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Becky Williams
Grazing Season is Here!

Grazing Season is Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on the farm...grazing season is here!  As of this past week, ALL of our animals are out to pasture and are living their best life. Grazing season is different every spring, this year because of the slow, cool start, the grasses and legumes are a bit behind. The pasture isn't as tall but with the heat these past few days, the grasses and legumes have really jumped up.  The transition from hay (dried grasses and legumes) to lush green grass is a tricky one for cattle and we keep a close eye on them to make sure...

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Becky Williams
Mothering Instincts

Mothering Instincts

With it being Mother’s Day it makes me think of the mothering instinct and how animal mothers are as unique and different as human mothers. While all animal moms are attentive, loving and protective they all have their unique style. Alice is a helicopter mom who never loses sight of her calf and hardly ever leaves her calf with Lumpy (our donkey) for babysitting. Larissa constantly communicates with her calf knowing where it is at all times and would never think of leaving her calf with Lumpy. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Xavy who is so laid...

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Becky Williams
Everything you need to know about caring for tulips

Everything you need to know about caring for tulips

A clean vase and cool water is all tulips need. Tulips are heavy drinkers...they’re always thirsty. Check water daily and top it up, replacing it if it becomes murky. If straight tulips is the look you like, stand tulips in tall glass containers or cut the stems short and arrange them in a shorter vase/jar. They’ll stay upright for a while. If you love the relaxed look, group them in a container that will allow the flowers to drape themselves artfully bending and stretching over the edge as their stems lengthen.  I love how tulips change and bend and elongate the longer you...

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Becky Williams
The chicks have arrived!

The chicks have arrived!

We picked up our first batch of these adorable little fluff balls on Thursday. We pick them up when they are just a few hours old. I’m always on the ready chick pick up day….waiting for the call that they are ready for pick up. I feel like it’s urgent to get them  right away but, fascinatingly, newly hatched chicks can live without food or water for at least 24 hours. One of the last things the chick does inside the egg is absorb the remaining yolk sac, which provides nourishment the first few days after hatching.  They are without...

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