These are our three lovely ladies. All three are bred and should kid around the first couple of weeks of April. They reportedly are easy lambers and with twins. The white is a suffock and romanov cross and comes bearing the name Lamb Lamb. The other two are suffock and southdown crosses and don't really have names so we will be open to all suggestions.
This brings the animal tally as follows:
- 4 horses (Lena, Tanner, Hoss, and Pearl)
- 3 cows (Gertie, Betty, and Mr. Freezer)
- 3 pigs (Patrick, Petunia, and Spam)
- 2 goats (Rosie and Peanut)
- 3 sheep (Lamb Lamb, ? and ?)
- 16 chickens
Other animals that will be coming to live on Bent Tree Farm this spring, include: pastured meat birds. I would love to have a dairy cow but that's still in the discussion stage. In order for these animals to provide for our self-sufficiency, we must grow a majority of their food. We ordered mangel seeds that we will sow in the pasture. Growing mangels is a new venture for us but through our studies looks to be a very good source of sustenance through the winter months. It has also been suggested that we plant amaranth and comfry. What are you all planting to feed your animals? Please share your successes and failures so that we can learn from each other!!