This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.
Increasingly I am using our garden’s produce to feed the animals. We had tried to sell produce at farmers markets and in our farm stand with very limited success. Eggs are the only thing that sells well in our stand. So I have been using the vegetables that grow well here (squash and root vegetables) to supplement their diets. Here are the pigs eating pumpkin, and they had been nibbling on the beet greens.
The chickens are enjoying a beet and pumpkin.
The sheep are enjoying a pumpkin.
This is what is left of a sunflower that Jaylene brought over on Sunday.
In other farm news, our older peacock is down to only 2 feathers and looking a little silly.
I started retting the flax.
The white turkeys continue to impress.
As does Rory.
I also noticed the vultures circling today. I was worried that Jewel’s grave had been disrupted, but it hadn’t.