So I realize that I haven’t posted in a long time! So much has happened! Let me catch you up.
First, we tried to reintroduce Belle (the picked on chicken) back to the coop and she was immediately attacked again so we decided that she would be a free range chicken but she needed a friend for companionship and protection so I looked online for a free rooster and the internet did not disappoint! Meet Beaker! He is a fabulous Polish Rooster and he LOVES Belle! He follows her everywhere and makes sure she is safe. He even lets her know when he finds yummy treats. He isn’t full grown yet but he sure is handsome already!
June was also a month of company! My friends Christine and Mike came out with their 6 year old son Zach to visit the farm. And also my son Thomas and his friend, Dan. It was a house full for 2 weeks! They were great to have around, helping with the farm and the animals!
And Jasmine (the dog) got to meet Taiga officially.
I think it went well, although Jasmine looks a little nervous.
Tom’s friend Dan got to hold Belle.
We still haven’t gotten the other three alpacas, the behavior testing that we have been doing to determine pregnancy has been a little inconclusive so they are staying at EasyGo Farm for another month or so. August will be another busy month of getting animals as the lambs are arriving on the 15th.
Another update is that I have finally started cleaning (skirting) the alpaca fleeces using the new skirting table that Dan made for me. It is awesome! The process of skirting takes a while as I am new at it but I am hoping to get all the fleeces done and to the processors by mid-August.
Every day I am filling up this basket with all kinds of goodies! So exciting! This is the first time ever that I have had a successful garden.
In June/July we have done a lot of day trips, notably this past weekend we went to the coast and stopped at the Devil’s Punchbowl.
And we went to the Yaquina Lighthouse which is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon.
And finally walked down to Cobble Beach which is named for it’s cobbled stones instead of sand. Here there were many sea birds and Harbor Seals! I tried to get pictures of the seals but they were hard to see in the water.
There are seals in that water, I promise!