Sunny March Farm Day

It was a nice day today. When I started animal chores with feeding our old donkey Olivia, I noticed a couple of eagles in a cottonwood tree.  I was just commenting yesterday I hadn’t seen them in a while, but now they are back.

I have been admiring some of the wool my sheep are making.  The sunshine helps the mioget wool look especially pretty.

The setting turkey hen got off of her nest for a moment, and I was able to count her eggs.  I got thirteen.  Hopefully they will hatch.

We ran out of our hay.  We then had purchased some of the hay from our farmers co-op.  It was really nice hay but $20 per bale.  So Tom found some organic hay for sale on Camano Island for $10 per bale and brought 20 bales home.  It smells good but looks like straw.

The animals like it.  Fortunately there is some grass growth to supplement their nutrition.  Plus almost all of the animals are getting supplemental feed with alfalfa pellets, senior equine feed and/or livestock grain.  The only exception is Marty, our overweight donkey.

After finishing the animal and garden chores, I headed out to the orchard to check on the bees.  On the way I noticed bald eagles scoring overhead.

I counted 20 of them.  It is odd to have this many together flying.

The bees appear to be doing well.  They are packing a lot of pollen on their legs.

I always enjoy watching them walk into the hive with their pollen.

One thing I rarely write about is my fish tanks.  They are in my dining room, and I love them.  Watching fish is very calming for me for some reason.  Here are my gold fish in their tank.

And here is my 55 gallon tropical community tank.  I love it when the sunshine comes in through the window.  It really enhances their colors.

So that was my sunny day.  Then it was cleaning the house, taking a bath, and making dinner.  I hope you had a good one too.

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3 Responses to Sunny March Farm Day

  1. Jeanne says:

    I really enjoyed reading this post! The pictures are great. I hope you get some turkey hatchlings. Baby turklets? 😁

    We’re having a sunny day, but the breeze is chilly….not unusual for this area.

    • Donna says:

      I am glad you enjoyed this post. I worry that I get repetitive but I still enjoy blogging about the farm. It seems like there is always something happening. They are called poults when they hatch. There are whole different terms for turkeys compared to other poultry.

  2. Jeanne says:

    P.S. I’m glad you have more hay. I was concerned for you when had only one bale left.

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