Skip to main content

Snowy Farm

IMG_2671

 

We got our first snow of the winter this week on the farm... four inches, which makes for pretty pictures, but doesn't help much when chores have to be done.

IMG_2676

The goats and horses stayed hidden inside for the most part, except for an occasional glance outside to see if they were missing anything.  They would peek out but quickly retreat back to the shelter of their stall once they determined that Playing In Snow really isn't on their To Do List for the day.

[gallery columns="2" link="none" size="large" ids="672,671"]

I can't say that I blamed them one bit. If it weren't for me having to go out in it every couple hours to check on all of the animals (including 30 baby chicks), I wouldn't have gone out there either.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMngRdaBA-o[/embed]

I did manage to get out and take a farm tour video for our new YouTube channel.  In this you can see bits and pieces of the farm including the goats, chickens and horses.  Once the weather clears (and warms up a bit), I will make more that show aspects of our farm in more detail. If you have anything in particular you would like to see or know about, please let me know! You can email me at TheFarm@BeamansFork.com or subscribe and send me a message on our YouTube channel. By subscribing to our channel, you will be notified when our new videos are available.

[gallery link="none" columns="2" size="medium" ids="667,668"]

Today we are getting rained on. A cold, dripping rain that is turning all of the snow into a muddy, slushy mess. It was pretty while it lasted, but I have to admit I am more than ready right now for it to dry up and go away. I have Spring on my mind.

IMG_2655

Pig, one of our barn cats, hasn't even noticed the winter at all I don't think. (Yes, before I go any further, his name is PIG. He is HUGE.) Pig has a massive coat of fancy long, thick, insulating fur. I've found him sleeping in the bushes, outside, in the sleet before with a layer of glistening droplets covering his black coat. He didn't even  notice it was sleeting until I woke him up and told him to go get in the barn. And even then, I only think he followed me to the barn because I am the Food Lady around here and he is a Bottomless Pit.  Oh Pig. Stop growing, please.

So the great thing about eastern North Carolina is that last weekend it was 65, and come this Monday, it will be back in the 70s. I guess I can tolerate this chilly stuff temporarily, but it is a messy, yucky, slushy, muddy world over here right now.

photo

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Team Greta

Friday, February 9th started off as a normal day in the barn, but as I was doing chores and feeding the horses and goats, I quickly suspected that Greta, one of our La Mancha goats, was showing early signs of labor. It was her due day, so I wasn't surprised.

I removed her from the herd and placed her into one of the three kidding stalls in our barn so that she could have some peace and quiet. Four hours later at 10:46am, she delivered two beautiful big twin boys. As per her normal (this is her third year with babies), she was quite proud of herself and insisted on showing them off to me nonstop.


The twins were up and wobbling around in no time and Greta was a busy mom fussing over them.

Saturday morning was uneventful and Greta and her twins were comfortable in their kidding stall, but by early afternoon, something wasn't right. Greta wasn't finishing her meals and she just seemed tired. I took her temperature at 3pm and it was normal -- 101.9 -- even though she felt a li…

Behind the scenes

If you haven't seen already, we have a YouTube channel that has been pretty active lately...











Don't forget you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep up with all of our new stuff and silly farm shenanigans!

2018 Goat Kids

Kidding season is here and if you are interested in a 2018 baby, this is where you will find the most up-to-date info aside from talking with us directly.

We do not sell babies to single goat homes. Goats are herd animals and need to be with at least one other goat. Buyers must already have a goat, be in the process of buying a second goat (baby or adult) or buy two of ours at once.

All of our babies are disbudded, CD&T vaccinated, and come from a CLOSED CAE NEGATIVE herd.

PLEASE NOTE: Expected wean dates listed below are approximate!

We take deposits for babies on a first come, first served basis. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for information pertaining to each dam and sire. If you have any questions, please email thefarm@beamansfork.com or call/text 252-349-0004

↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓


2018 Kidding Season$50 nonrefundable deposit to hold - Click photo to enlarge
DAM x SIREBREEDKIDDING DATEBOYSGIRLSMatilda x Tick100% Lamancha1-28-2018

(Expected wean date…