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The Farm

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by chlngr1970, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    As I aluded to earlier, we have something of a hobby farm now. we have two steers, two calves, two goats, 26 ducks, and 24 chickens, along with the dogs ( -1 :( ) and cats. here are a few photos...
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    That's our granddaughter feeding the various critters, and that's my wife with a 4 month old Jersey Giant rooster. The big steers aregoing to be fresh meet in December. The little ones are about 2 years away.

    Fresh egg are delicious. Duck eggs are to die for. W haven't bought eggs in two years...
     
  2. Iguana Man

    Iguana Man Well-Known Member Moderator

    That's a regal looking rooster. :)
     
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  3. Wirehed

    Wirehed NSFW Administrator Administrator

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Goat!
     
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  4. Taxi

    Taxi Administrator Administrator

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Well life on the farm is kinda laid back, ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack...
     
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  5. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    The guys at work were a little more vulgar about him, LOL

    j
     
  6. EM3

    EM3 Well-Known Member

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    There is enough there to keep you busy for sure. I haven't had fresh eggs in years and never had duck eggs. Fresh beef now that sounds great especially steaks and ground beef.
     
  7. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    The wife brought home 10 more hens, and a rooster. That makes 4 roosters, and 33 hens. I have an idea for her to have brooders for each of roos and a hen or two. Jersey Giant and Leghorn, for raising chickens for meat. Then we can have fresh beef, duck, and chicken. I'm hoping we can plant a garden next spring, for fresh veggies...corn, carrots, green beans, lettuce, and a few others.

    j
     
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  8. Iguana Man

    Iguana Man Well-Known Member Moderator

    Do you do your own slaughtering, J?
     
  9. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    No, we were going to take the two older steers to slaughter last month, but we wanted to bulk them up more, so, maybe this summer.

    j
     
  10. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    Butchered a steer last month, and we are incubating 10 duck eggs. We keep losing birds, but have not found out why. We are also now horse sitting, as well as boarding another steer, and a heifer.
     
  11. Taxi

    Taxi Administrator Administrator

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Brisket at Jim's place!!!
     
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  12. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    If we can get the house we want, everyone is invited. Bring travel trailers if you want. I have power for two. I was thinking of bringing some to Chromys next LAN party. If I can make it work, we may have a fresh butcher by then. Fresh home grown beef and pork every night is awesome.

    j
     
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  13. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    On our way home with two sheep. Pix to follow...

    j
     
  14. Taxi

    Taxi Administrator Administrator

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I think Wirehed would have preferred that you got goats...
     
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  15. EM3

    EM3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there is a joke in there but I will resist. To be honest I have never known anyone that owns sheep before.
     
  16. Wirehed

    Wirehed NSFW Administrator Administrator

    Location:
    Sacramento
  17. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    Sheep
     

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  18. EM3

    EM3 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    37.84°N 81.99°W
    I bet my corgi would have a blast trying to herd those.
     
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  19. chlngr1970

    chlngr1970 "Project Man" Administrator

    Well, my wife had to put a hog down, and our guest steer was fed to death by his owner, so some local needy families received fresh pork and beef. Two other hogs are scheduled for butcher on the 9th of May.

    j
     
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  20. EM3

    EM3 Well-Known Member

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    Its nice and refreshing to hear that you all are helping others. You hear so very little of folks being kind to others anymore.
     
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