This is our little nigerian dwarf yearling, Bitsy. She’s out enjoying our new bit of pasture.
These are some of our heritage breed hatchlings enjoying some fresh veg.
Here’s Lulu, our un-farm cat, doing what she does best.
Yup… there was a lot more amphibian lovin’ this spring (I knew everyone needed another dose of that–note the passion in those eyes!)
We hatched out our own chicks this spring with eggs from our own flock. we had noticed a much higher viability rate compared to the hatching eggs we ordered last year… I mean look at the spunk and attitude in that chickie’s face! “I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”
We’ve been very fortunate to have minimal predation, but this has been our farmstead’s primary predator. Introducing the black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta). Thankfully it’s a constrictor and not venomous, but it’s kind has consumed too many of our young rabbit kits, chicks, and turkey poults.
I found this gargantuan yard beast in a wheelbarrow filled with blackalicious compost!
And finally, our wonderful american guinea hog’s gave birth, another bit of new life at Beacon Farmstead this spring.