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Garden Tour, MORE Chicks Hatch, A Surprise In the Garden and More! Week 25 2018

We have an awesome surprise in the garden… it’s something Miley has been waiting for for a long time.

More chicks have hatched… where do we keep them? Who should do the chores… should they be considered rabbit chores or chicken chores?

One hen and her chicks… another broody hen hatching out chicks… a stormy night… where should we put all these chicks?

Finally got my garden in and mulched so I thought I’d give you a tour of it while it’s still looking good.

Surprise Chicks, Fishing At the Lake, Garden Update and More! Week 24 2018

One of our hens appeared out from under a bush with chicks!! Never a dull moment on the homestead!

It’s free fishing weekend and we decided to take a break from all the work at the homestead and enjoy a fun evening at the lake.

It’s getting to be that time where the garden should be in and growing. We’re almost there but still have a lot to do yet!

Wondering if you have a male or female turkey poult? Here’s how we tell them apart..

Selling Our Mini Rex Rabbits, Camp Out Fun and More! Week 23 2018

We ended our camp out with a good old breakfast over the campfire, then in the evening we did a little work in the garden.

It’s our first camp out of the season and no better way than to start it out with a sticky marshmallow mess!

Well, after much debating we decided to sell the Mini Rex rabbits. Here’s why…

How to Can Chicken, Garden Update, Why We Kept One Turkey and More! Week 20 2018

Why did we decide to keep chance? Watch and find out…

The tomatoes aren’t looking so great so it’s time to get them planted. Dylan’s been doing more work on his go cart and it’s starting to take shape.

Just a little update on what’s growing in the garden. Also, we’re trying to figure out the best approach to getting the garden ready for planting.

In this video I’m canning some chicken from the meat birds we raised….

Cattle Panel Greenhouse Complete, We’re Trapped In the Greenhouse and More! Week 14 2018

We’re getting our seeds for the garden started plus getting a little more planting done in the greenhouse.

Miley decided to spend some of her hard earned money and invest it in a pig. It will be her 4H project and she’ll be taking it to the fair and showing it as a market hog.

Let’s see… how to describe this day… I’d have to say it was a very productive, adventurous, dramatic day! Oh yeah… and very suspenseful!

I spent the day building up the beds in the greenhouse and getting it ready for planting.

Cattle Panel Greenhouse Almost Complete, Hoping Rain Is On the Way and More! Week 13 2018

I don’t have much experience using the power tools but we managed to get the plastic on the cattle panel hoop house. Now the fun time begins… planting seeds!

With as dry as it’s been the price of hay has sure gone up. A good chance of rain is in the forecast, so maybe we’ll finally get some much needed rain.

It was a beautiful day so we were able to get a lot done on our cattle panel greenhouse.

Fancy Birthday Cake, Surprise Birthday Call, and New Goat Kid Born! Week 11 2018

Blossom had her kid and it’s so cute! Since she’s a new mama, it took her some time to figure out what it was but after a little help, I think she’s going to be a great mama.

It was a surprise ending to an awesome birthday!

Since everyone had the day off, we decided to celebrate my birthday a day early and Brooke made me the fanciest birthday cake I’ve ever had.

Blossom is getting close to being ready to kid! We’re guessing March 7th as her due date, hopefully we’re right.

This Week It’s All About Chicks! Our New Chicks Arrived In the Mail! Week 10 2018

Getting baby chicks is always so much fun! Ours arrived at the post office so we ran to get them. Join us as we show you what we ordered and try to figure out what breed each chick is.

I ran onto this cute video of some chicks we had several years ago fighting over a cricket. Just had to post! Who wins? You’ll just have to watch and see…

Our baby chicks arrived in the mail and here’s a sneak peak!

Bunny Update, Building A Greenhouse, One Step Closer To Spring and More! Week 9 2018

Plans to build a cattle panel greenhouse have been in the works for a while, and we’re finally getting started on it!

We have lots of work we want to get done. We tried to start on some of it but it was colder out than what we thought. Didn’t get much done but at least we are a small step closer to being ready for spring!

We’re taking some of our mini rex bunnies to the Yoder Small Animal Auction. This time went a lot better than last time!

Just a little update and had to show you how big and cute our Holland Lops bunnies are..

Two Beautiful Days, Both Beautiful In Different Ways Week 8 2018

This day doesn’t even compare to the beautiful day we had in my last video… well wait… actually it IS a beautiful day, just a different kind of beautiful.

We finally have warm day without a lot of wind so we decided to get out and spend time with the animals, do a little garden work and just enjoy the day.