Winter arrived yesterday. It was cold when I went out to milk Echo and the goats.
|You can see her better in this picture.|
She's waiting in the barn out of the snow and wind.
Are you excited for Thanksgiving vacation next week?
Since you are thinking about all the yummy food you will be eating next week I thought it would be interesting for you to see what types of food the animals on our farm eat.
You will have many different types of food for Thanksgiving Dinner. The animals on our farm will have the same food they eat every day.
|This is cat food. |
You might know what cat food looks like if you have a cat.
Cats need to have the same food every day or they may get sick.
|This is wild bird food. |
We have bird feeders on our farm.
|These are alfalfa pellets. |
They are made from alfalfa hay. We feed a little bit of this to the milk goats, Remi, and Echo. We don't feed them very much of this because we also feed them hay.
We don't feed this to the bucks (boy goats).
|These are called lay pellets.|
We feed them to the chickens and the turkeys. Lay pellets have protein, too!
Chickens need protein to stay warm and to make eggs.
Some people like to feed chickens 'mash.' It is made up of the same things that pellets are made of, but it looks like corn meal. It looks like the chick starter in the next photo, too.
We like pellets because it doesn't get wasted like the mash does. Chickens can make a mess. If their food is small it can get lost in the dirt when they peck it out of their feeder. Then it's wasted!
|Everyday we move Midnight's food because the chicken and the neighbor's kittens eat it.|
Today we put it on the top of the hay stack.