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Welcome to our little Farm. :) Meet the Gang!


 4 Turkey Pullets

5 Goats

9 Ducklings

22 Chicks

1 baby Rooster

FARM: an area of land and its buildings used for growing crops and rearing animals, typically under the control of one owner or manager.


We officially have a farm!

Yesterday was crazy here! Of course, in my experience going Against the Grain can and will be a little wacky at times. This is especially true if you’re new to going against the flow. After all, you’re going in the complete opposite direction of what other people are doing. That totally includes deciding to raise your own animals for food and or profit.

I will say, I’ve never been one to ‘go with the flow,’ as the saying goes. However, I must admit that yesterday there was a moment when I was out with my daughter where she and I were wrestling 4 goats that had escaped and I seriously questioned what I was thinking in getting goats. lol

After some falling, a pulled back and a some cuts and bruises we were able to gather the girls so we could leave to go get our new Chicks, Rooster, Ducks and Turkeys. Whew!! lol Then last night at 10:30-11:30pm my hubby built a make-shift pen until we could assess everything. In the light of today things are brighter even though my kids are suffering from a  cold. I do find it interesting that they got sick right after I gave away my brand new bottle of Thieves . O.O Good thing I had a little bottle for back up!

So now, let’s meet the girls!


Left to right: Lavender, Clarity, (tiny white one in the back) Nutmeg, Rose & Clove.

Sometime soon I’ll do a post introducing you to each of our goats. Getting to know them has been quite amusing to say the least.

The below picture is of one of our 5 Pekin Ducklings. Isn’t it cute?


How about this little one?

It’s a baby Mallard.


Somewhere in the next picture is our one rooster! He’s a Buff Orpington, the “Teddy Bear,” & “Golden Retriever” of chickens so we’ve heard. We have heard lots of opinions about having roosters. Some good and some bad. We did a lot of research and I can’t tell you how many pictures I came across of little children holding Buff Orpington Roosters! 🙂 I said ‘That is the rooster for me!’


Next are our 4 Heritage Turkey’s. Three are Sweetgrass and I don’t remember what the other one is. lol Those dots on their head are the same color dots that the breeder put on their eggs before they hatch to know what type of heritage turkey they came from. They’re BINGO dots. My Bingo playing grandma would have been proud! lol


This morning I took a quick walk to check on my garden and this is what I found! Baby Tomatoes!


And you can’t have a farm in Idaho without potatoes right?! lol I’m sure you can but we wanted to try our hand at growing Idaho potatoes! Look how cute!


Lastly I will leave you with one of my favorite pictures I recently took of my two year old in her rubber boots.  She was sitting next to me on the swing. I love that you can see her daddy in his work boots in the background.


Happy Thursday y’all!


{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Nanny May 29, 2014, 11:31 pm

    Good luck with your farm. Y’all have more energy than I do. All the animals are really nice.

  • Phyllis Blickensderfer May 30, 2014, 1:09 am

    There will be surprises – some good, some not so. But, it’s worth it!! So much to learn and enjoy. May God bless your farm.

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