Quilting, Farming, Variety

Monday, September 26, 2011

Farm Babies

I've been out of touch for the last couple of days, helping get ready for another flock of chickens. We were out almost three weeks this time but Popa worked most of those days, putting in more fans, caulking and foaming cracks, and installing a new entry door. So today was the big day, getting up at 5:30 to do the finishing chore of draining water lines. Before the sun came up we were unloading the babies.

For the first day they stick close to the feed pans where the heat radiates down the most and by the second day they begin spreading out into the middle of the houses.

It's really amazing how quickly they find the water.

And this is another farm baby, the first of the fall calves.

I have other farm babies, kittens; however, Callie moved them again so no pictures of them.

Farm life has a lot of hard work, but it has its rewards too.

Charlotte





13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your farm babies! They're all so sweet.

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  2. Aw, your farm babies are so cute and snugly. :)

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  3. Love your farm babies...Thanks for sharing them!

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  4. Love everyone of them, especially the little widdies..lol..That's what we use to call them, growing up..

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  5. There is nothing cuter than baby chickens! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I just want to scoop up those little fluff balls! So cute! The little calf is darling too. You are right, farm life is hard work, but it is so rewarding.

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  7. Charlotte, love your little chicks, eventho I live in town I would love to have a couple of laying hens....

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  8. Oh my gosh the farm babies are adorable but they do sound like quite a bit of work.
    The white face on that calve is so cute!

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  9. I thought about buying some pulley chicks from Atwoods and trying to raise them to be hens so we could get some eggs. We haven't been able to buy hens after the fair. I guess all the kids want to sell eggs now that they are so expensive!

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  10. That should be "pullet" - stupid auto-correct on the phone doesn't know what a pullet is, lol

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  11. Oh my, you have so many baby chickens! They are so cute. I love the little calf, too, with his white face.

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  12. Oh, I love seeing these pictures. I've never raised any chickens but aspire to do so. One day.

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