We had a setting hen this spring that has hatched 5 little chicks, but we were not sure if they were going to hatch so we bought 4 chicks and put them under her. So she has 5 of her own and 4 adopted ones.
We are working on a topographic irrigation exhibit that will show how water is distributed from the mountains to the field of crops. We will also be rearranging some displays to give the green shed a new look.
We are busy getting ready for Pioneer Living Day next Saturday September 26. We have a good list of presenters. It should be a fun day.
It was a sad day when we had to sell our Jersey cow because she got injured. We are looking for another Jersey calf to replace her.
June has been very busy with several groups and hosting two dinners. July has been a little slower, but we do have two children's groups this coming week.
It has been an eventful spring caring for our baby animals. We have 3 baby calves, but had to quite milking our cow due to some nutritional problems. We purchased two lambs and a pig that are doing well, and will get the turkeys and chicks this next week. The snow/rain is very welcome, but does make things a little hard for the animals. Several groups are scheduled and we have a volunteer group coming April 25 to paint the trolley wagon. The news letter will be out this week, if you would like to receive a copy let us know.
We have been working on an inventory of our cataloged items. Spring clean up will begin soon and getting ready to open on May 1. Baby calves will start arriving in March, there should be four of them this year. We bought a milking machine so we will be ready when the Jersey cow freshens (has her calf).
The day went very well. We had a good turn out of over 200 people. Thank you to all our presenters and vendors for making it a successful day.
We are beginning to slow down with only one more group scheduled. But there is still time for you to come before the end of the month.
It has been a busy summer with many Friday and Saturday visitors and several groups during the week. The animals are all growing and doing well. We plan to get the summer newsletter out in the next couple of weeks, and are preparing for the Pioneer Living Day on September 27.
An Agricultural Timeline is new this year. It relates the history of agriculture to other historical events.
All the baby animals are here and ready for your visit.
The Bee Family