Saturday, May 11, 2013

Our GIANT Last Lamb !

Heather was the last ewe to have her lamb this year. She waited until 2 am on April 18th for the delivery. After some help from shepherdess Emily, Heather's baby entered the world. 

We named her lamb Giant, because he weighed 19 lbs. 12 oz. Giant is the second largest lamb ever born on our farm. He was only a quarter-pound less than Cornelius weighed in 2009.

Welcome, GIANT !!

Meet Some More Little Lambs

Playing catch-up with birth announcements ... April brought more lambs to Grace Valley Farms.

 Elmira delivered her first set of twins on April 2nd.

Glitter -  8 lbs. 9 oz.
Giselle - 9 lbs. 4 oz.

 Felicity had a pretty ewe lamb on April 5th.

GennyLisa - 12 lbs. 9 oz.

Freckles was a first-time mommy on April 11th.

 Gunner - 16 lbs. 1 oz.

 Faith also delivered on April 11th.

Gilmore - 9 lbs. 2 oz.
Geneva - 8 lbs. 4 oz.

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Additions to the Chicken Coop

 We recently acquired new hens from our friend, Christina. They are beautiful young hens that are beginning to lay eggs. Our flock now stands at 30 hens and 1 rooster. 

 In addition to our original hens, we now have Red Star, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, White Leghorns, Jersey Giants, and Rhode Island Red chickens.

We have been pleased with the colorful assortment of eggs our hens have been giving us.

Farm-fresh eggs are delicious!

We typically allow the hens to free-range during the day. Recently, we have been confining the chickens to the coop and their outdoor run. It is garden planting time at our house and the chickens have been enjoying "undoing" our hard work. When the garden has been fenced, the hens will once again return to their foraging.

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
Psalm 103:1-2