“Cultivating the Homestead Community”
Welcome to the 57th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop!
I hope all of you had a blessed Easter weekend! We enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship at our church and time spent with family!
I have to share a photo with you from this weekend. As you know, we are currently bottle feeding 2 orphan goat babies whose mama died several weeks ago. On Saturday morning, I was in the barn preparing for my usual morning milking ritual. Imagine my surprise when I turned around and “caught” the two bottle babies latching onto Oakley the milk cow! She didn’t mind a bit and let them nurse away while she enjoyed her milking-time snack. I ran to the house to get my camera and caught this priceless shot:
I thoroughly enjoyed the “Hen House Maternity Ward” post from Mosquito Creek Farm this week!
I recently was surprised when one of my New Hampshire Red hens “went broody.” I honestly know nothing about dealing with broody hens (a broody hen is one that wants to sit on her collection of eggs), so I decided to just leave her alone and let her “do her thing.” However, after about a week of sitting on the eggs, she decided to switch to another nesting box and seemed confused… I wish I had read this post earlier! I really appreciate the tips shared, and plan to put them into practice next time. Thanks for sharing Mosquito Creek Farm!
Now, on to the business of this week’s Hop!
This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, along with two other fantastic homesteading gals:
We encourage you to stop by every Monday and share your latest homesteading posts with us. From cooking to animals to gardening, we want to hear what’s been happening at your homestead this week!
Some Simple Guidelines:
1. Remember to provide a link back to the Homestead Barn Hop in the post that you share. Feel free to grab the banner at the top of this post, if you would like, and use it to link back to us!
2. Please link to a specific post, not your blog’s main page.
3. If you don’t have a blog, share your latest homestead updates in a comment on this post!
4. We, the hosts of the Barn Hop, reserve the right to remove any link that we deem inappropriate or offensive. We will err on the side of caution.
Have fun, get to know some new homesteading friends, and be sure to join us every Monday!
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