The pullets (young hens) have started laying eggs. They are small, about half as big as a regular egg, but they will get larger as the hens get older.
It is time to start weaning Coco, the Jersey steer. He has been getting milk replacer twice a day, but I have stopped the evening feeding. He will just get milk in the mornings for a few more weeks, and then he will just get hay and grain.
Oreo, the pig, has been suffering from the heat. We hooked up a water mister to keep him cool and he is doing better.
Our fall newsletter was mailed today. Please let us know if you would like a copy.
We are excited to have Joan as our volunteer coordinator. Here is a little bit about her.
" I love talking with people and learning from the visitors. I have always been "rooted" to the land......a Girl Scout until 18 years old, a camper, a Master Naturalist in Texas, marsh restoration worker, prescribed burn volunteer, farm interpretation in Houston. I consider farmers my heroes. If I had known at 18 years of age what I know now, I would have become a farmer....true stewards of the land. Fred and I retired to Fort Collins four years ago and stay busy with grandkids and camping. I believe a well-balanced community is run by volunteers.....be it church, Scouts, schools, museums, or nature centers. Each one of us owes time to the community. Would love to meet and work with some new potential volunteers at the Bee Family Farm. Believe volunteering should be enriching and FUN. I have fun!." - Joan
Photo to come