Looking forward

It’s funny. We are in the midst of getting our meat animals off to their final destination and at the same time, planning for next years animals. We originally wanted to raise our own meat and vegetables and the sheep were Kaylin’s projects. We then discovered that people liked and wanted the product we had … More Looking forward

Spring IS Coming

61 Days and counting down! That is till Spring. We put Jewell the bunny in her brooder with a nesting box last night. Keep your fingers crossed. I’m getting a heat lamp for her this afternoon. Luna will go in her brooder and nesting box on Monday. She is definitely pregnant. Lost another hen the … More Spring IS Coming

Visitor in the grass

Here at Pleasant View Farm we practice pasture rotation which includes our poultry as well as the sheep. This is otherwise known as “making sure the Beck-Henges family spends several hours a day outside, rain or shine.” The current set-up: laying hens are at their summer camp in the revamped playhouse now summer chicken house; … More Visitor in the grass

Poultry Shuffle

We invented the poultry shuffle last night. This is the way it goes.     1. Move the broilers to the stall. They depart June 1 (thank goodness!)       2. Move the layer pullets to their new chicken tractor: We’ll move this around the yard so they can mow and eat grass while … More Poultry Shuffle

A Lovely Day

This weekend was a chance to catch up on farm chores. We cleaned the chick brooders out and gave our new laying pullets a chance for some some fresh grass, bugs, and sunshine. This week, I’ll build a chicken tractor and get them out of the barn and onto semi-free range where they belong!