September, 2011

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Chicken Tractor

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The second hatching of dorkings chicks went into the chicken tractor built almost entirely from recycled materials. The chicken tractor with no bottom is moved daily to a new patch of ground so the chickens can forage for grass and insects.

Sudbury Minutemen Colonial Faire at the Wayside Inn

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

We packed up Clovelly (our Milking Devon) and her bull calf, Henry and our nifty split rail fenced pen and spent the day at the Wayside Inn watching the re-enactment of the changing of the militia colonel and listening to a dozen fife and drum corps playing for the crowds. Clovelly and Henry got a lot of attention.

Pigs growing fast

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Pigs enjoying a romp in the mud after a rain.

Pigs at Breakneck Hill Farm

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

This year we have four pigs. A Gloucester Old Spot (middle), a Tamworth (right) and a couple Yorkshire crosses (left and back). They will hopefully be foraging for a lot of their own food.

Middlesex County 4-H Fair

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Chris showing his market lamb
Ian with his display cage and awards

Ian and Alyssa with friends in the poultry building.

New Milking Devon Calf

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Our Milking Devon heifer, Clovelly had her little bull calf about 8AM on Aug 20th.

Henry was born on August 20th.