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Goat In The Kitchen Sink

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Saturday February 05, 2011   -   By shepherd

My day got started after breakfast, with a goat in the kitchen sink. We have snow right now, lots and lots of snow. Because we knew the bad weather was coming we made a large kidding area inside the big barn and locked all the girls inside. Smart move because...

On-Farm Goat Auction/Sale (many are young does)

Blog: The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Alan and Susan

We will have an on-farm goat auction/sale on May 29th from 8:00-10:00am.  We need to decrease our Nubian/Boer mix herd so we can increase our Saanen herd.  We are an Animal Welfare Approved farm and our goats are on a rotational...

Free Range vs Pasture Pens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday May 06, 2009   -   By Wes

We get alot of emails on how we raise our poultry here on the farm, so decided it would be a good topic to discuss on the blog.  There is basically two different ways to raise your pastured poultry. We are going to discuss both ways.  We raise all...

Animals have jobs too

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday April 21, 2009   -   By Wes

Here at the ranch all the animals have jobs too. Their jobs are to do the back breaking work of clearing and tilling the land, at the same time fertilizing and spreading it too. The pigs have gotten more done then I first thought they would. They have to till...

Happy Easter

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday April 12, 2009   -   By Wes

Wanted to wish every body a happy Easter Holiday. We finished our first batch of Poulet Rouge Broilers last week. Everything went great and the chicken tasted great. We were able to fill every order that we pre sold, leaving only 2 chickens for us to enjoy...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update - 3

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Wes

Would just like to share some photos that i had taken this afternoon of the poulet rouge broilers. They are going to be processed on Wed. April 8 th just a few days away. I'll report dressed weights.    The farm is buzzing now. I start at daylight...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update - 2

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday March 20, 2009   -   By Wes

The first batch is now 9 weeks old. I weighed four of them today as the suspense was killing me. 1@4lbs - 2@5lbs - 1@6lbs, Keep in mind that was on a cheapo scale, but I did calibrate it with a 10 lb weight before I weighed them so they should be pretty close...

A set of twins

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday March 15, 2009   -   By Wes

Our third doe had her new kids this morning. Went out for feedings and there they where. A beautiful set of twins. 1F - 1M. So that puts us at 8n ew goat kids this year. 2 more then expected. All in all we have 4F-4M kids. Now means we have 4 new does to add...

Another set of triplets !!!!

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Thursday March 12, 2009   -   By Wes

Wow we just had a second set of triplets yesterday. 1F - 2M. What a start to a new season on the new property. We have now have what we expected to get from all three does, but we still got one more doe that is due any time now. Will it be another set of...

2009 Boer Goat Kids

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday March 10, 2009   -   By Wes

Last night we had a doe give birth to 3 new kids !!! 2 girls and 1 boy. Been waiting for her to have her kids for the last 2 days, finally last night sometime she did. Woke up this morning went outside to do my chores and heard a very weird sound. Oh yeah that...

Marans Chicks have Hatched

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday March 04, 2009   -   By Wes

Just wanted to update you on the new Marans chicks that have hatched out in the last few weeks. These are a mix of a few different kinds of Marans. There is Black Copper,Cuckoo,Splash,and Blues in this brooder. I just took out 30 chicks that had hatched that...

Clearing land with chickens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday March 01, 2009   -   By Wes

Well it is still not spring here and the grasses have not really started to grow, there are some new shoots but not alot yet. So since the broilers were tearing up the grass and it was not re-growing we figured to move them over to where we are clearing to be...

Certified Naturally Grown

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday February 20, 2009   -   By Wes

Our Certified Naturally Grown application was accepted today.   For those of you that don't know what  Certified Naturally Grown is let me explain... Certified Naturally Grown was created to ENCOURAGE people to purchase from the small...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Video

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday February 18, 2009   -   By Wes

Wanted to post this video I took this morning of the chicks out doing their thing on the grass. They are very active and run, if you watch close in the corner you'll even see one flying up about a foot in the air.  View My Video

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday February 17, 2009   -   By Wes

The broilers are now 5 weeks old and they are escaping their area. Today my daughters and I where out taking care of the place and the chicks seen me and run towards us till they hit the fence, They then started squeezing through the holes in the poultry...

First Turkey Egg of the Season

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday February 15, 2009   -   By Wes

 We got our first Narragansett egg of the season. This egg is about a month earlier then last year, hoping that marks a start to a great laying season ?? The young hen just laid it in the middle of the pen instead of the nest box, this is not unusual with...

How Fast Time Goes

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday February 13, 2009   -   By Wes

  WOW how fast 4 weeks goes by. This morning we where woke up by a phone call from the post office letting us know that our broilers where there. (we are set up for every 4 weeks delivery) I was so tired I asked the postal worker are you sure ?? LOL It...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday February 06, 2009   -   By Wes

The chicks are now 24 days old. They have been such a pleasure raising, compared to the Cornish X's. They are alot more active. They are all starting to feather out real nice.    I'll be giving a whole farm update in the next day or two with...

Turkeys Strutting

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday February 01, 2009   -   By Wes

I thought i would post a couple pictures of a few toms strutting around the place. They know it is about time to start breeding and they are showing off for the hens. They have not stopped gobbling since last week. They gobble about 4 times a minute from about...

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