I hope you had a wonderful week and learned a lot of new things.
We've been busy getting ready for winter on the farm. That means we need to get a lot of hay! We needed a new place to keep the hay dry.
|The frame has been up since last fall, but we haven't had time to get the rest of it finished.|
|We used clips to hold the back of the shelter on.|
|Matt is finishing the 'earth anchors.'|
Earth anchors are a way to hold the metal frame from blowing away.
The white tarp at the bottom of the photo is the roof and sides of the shelter.
|We got the tarp on. It took all four of us to pull it over the top of the frame.|
After we got the tarp over we clipped both ends
and used straps to hold the sides to the frame.
|Here comes the hay!|
We use a tractor to lift those big bales and put them where we store them.
|We have four big bales inside the barn.|
|Two bales are in. You can see how long the shelter is.|
|There are 14 bales of hay in the shelter.|
We covered the end with a tarp so they hay stays dry.
|We made Squeaky Cheese!|
|We have turkeys on our farm, too!|
The big, brown one on the left is a Tom Turkey.
A Tom is a boy turkey.
The two turkeys on the right are hens.
Girl turkeys are called hens, just like girl chickens.
That chicken thinks she's a turkey because one of the hen turkeys
|Do you see the small chickens on the left?|
They were hatched out of their eggs on August 11. They are about 5 weeks old.
|The chicks still sleep with their mother hens to stay safe and warm at night.|
|Sometimes the chicks are hard to see when the mother hen is keeping them warm!|
|This his our crazy hen. She likes people.|
She came to visit me while I was sitting on the patio.
|We also have one duck.|
She lays a lot of eggs in the spring.
Chickens lay eggs almost all year.
Most ducks only lay eggs in the spring.