We have a new house guest. One of our sows had her piglets a few weeks ago, unfortunately it was during the night when it was -30 outside, which was a little rough on the little guys and we ended up with only one left, which we promptly took into our basement to be beside our furnace.
We have been bottle feeding him since then and has now become more of a pet and a source of entertainment.
It’s been a long, cold winter and we’ve been busy on the farm carrying water out to the barns and trying to replace the firewood for our furnace, but the season is almost over. I think.
The lambs have been lambing and the cattle have been calving and we’ve been chasing after all of them.
With that said I did manage to take a few photos of some of the snow around the farm, which are a lot nicer to look at than they were to take.
Here are a few of them.
During a couple of visits to our farm over the past year Rosemary Hasner of Black Dog Creative Arts took some photos of our sheep. To see more of her work visit her website.
Over the past couple of months our attention has been divided between the new lives on our farm. The cows and the ewes have been giving birth to little calves and little lambs. It’s a time of year that keeps us busy around the farm, but it’s always great when you go out to the barn and find a new set of eyes looking back at you, before the owner of those eyes promptly runs away from you.
Bottle-feeding a newborn lamb.
It’s taken a while, but Eagleson Farms has finally caught up with the technological world and has a spot on the web. We will be updating the website over the next little while with info and photos from around the farm.