Meet the gang!

We are slowly growing our little farm!

Our first animals we got in early summer, were chicks. Before we had moved. Moving with animals is not the easiest but they had just started laying when we moved so it was nice to not have to wait for eggs.

Baby chicks
The Newsies

We ordered 15 from Hoover Hatchery. One chick came with a hurt leg so we called it crutchy and the one barred Plymouth rock that ended up a rooster is Spot Colins and the rest are just “the Newsies” because they all look too alike.

Next are two cute little kitties! Atlas and my idea was Almanac but the kids kept saying Almond Ax so that name has stuck. They are cuddly and wild but luckily like to be outside.

Atlas & Almond Ax
A good reading buddy.

Our pig, Opal! We lost her within hours of getting her back in September but some how, after chasing her through the woods three times, she came back and Anthony pounced on her. I had no idea pigs could scream that loud!

Opal, day 1

The newest member of our family is our adorable puppy, Tamarack SnowLark. That’s what happens when no one what’s to actually pick a name, you just use all the name ideas. She is part Anatolian Shepard and part Maremma. While she is a LGD, for now she is mostly learning to guard our house and the kids. Someday soon we hope to have some sheep and maybe a goat to guard. It has been great to have a dog around. Because she was raised in the barn with goats she is still unsure of what to do in the house and has never even explored past the kitchen table and absolutely will not eat or drink out of dog bowls. Though she will eat the kitty food out of theirs!

Tamarack SnowLark
It’s a good thing she likes snow!

So there they are! Our little farm crew. What animal should we add next?!?

xo Charissa