Well, if I can’t have a homestead this winter, then I am going to take it easy! With cold weather approaching I decided I didn’t want the responsibility of snow blowing half the back yard to get the to Angora enclosure – this meant that I would have to bring them inside for the winter.… Continue reading Living it up with the Angoras
The death of Rindle Ridge Farm beckons the birth of a new larger idea – and a request for help.
It took me over two years to find a wife for Max, the Belgian Hare I sort of ended up with out of freakish happenstance. I had no idea they were so hard to find! Or that they were nearly extinct… or that the show breeders who maintained the last ones were fiercely hard to… Continue reading Belgian Hare Woes
The long and arduous journey of finding plants safe for all the critters to feed themselves with…
Since moving we’ve been sadly chickenless. We miss our birds a lot and we sure miss having fresh eggs! This was made even worse by the fact we bought “farm fresh” eggs twice at a nearby farmstand and twice we ended up with multiple eggs which had clearly been sat on by a hen for… Continue reading Starting from Scratch…
Well, it’s been a trying few years but we finally have landed on the best soft spot we could have asked for. After searching far and wide for a home, touring perhaps 80-90 properties, we finally settled on what was an alpaca farm before we moved in. It was a nice house on two acres… Continue reading We’re on our New Farm!
I took a photo of Emma, the English/French/German angora cross bunny. She’s two weeks older than the other two so she’s bigger. They all got brushed out today, their nails clipped, the hair on the bottom of their feet trimmed, and they got some playtime in the grass besides. Their personalities are starting to show.… Continue reading A Photo of the Third Angora and Musings
Well, everything’s going pretty well with the house purchase. We hope the sellers will be out of there before the beginning of November but we’ll see. In the meantime I took a trip to Maine, visited a county fair, and eventually ambled into someone’s angora bunny barn on the way home (oops!) I’d hoped to… Continue reading The Fiber Farm Begins…
Chicken and Animal Updates Life here in the Love Canal house, as I’ve lovingly nicknamed it, has been increasingly hard. I lost my dog to cancer three days before Christmas last year, I was forced to give up my large breed chickens this summer because my neighbors think controlling others is where it’s at, and… Continue reading We’re Moving on Up!
It’s been a long time since I sat down and updated this blog – and it’s for a lot of reasons but really things aren’t going so great for the chickens here. Unfortuneately I’ve lost a great deal of them to some mystery disease I believe is linked to the property we live on (because… Continue reading Lots of Sad News but Some Good News Too!