Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the new kids!

Went out this morning expecting lambs and instead found a mama Swedish Flower Hen with a clutch of new hatchlings! Beautiful and healthy little chicks are strutting about with mama, and about to get a welcome from thunderstorms, fireflies, and a pack of college students from Bloomfield University of New Jersey in a short while. Doing a tour/talk on backyard sustainability and the importance of small diversified farms today. Hopefully, also putting these kids to work bringing in a barn-full of first cut hay for the flock and ponies. Welcome to Tuesday at Cold Antler Farm! Chicks, College kids, expectant mothers, and hay rushing because storms are ahead!

P.S. Expect more and better farm photos! Jess and Riley from the wild Northland of Canada have sent down a Nikon for me to use! Not to mention a mess of handmade soaps and a sweet letter, thank you guys, see you at Antlerstock!


Blogger bookkm said...

Make those college kids work!

June 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous Pooh Overalls said...

How is Frances adjusting to the new additions? LOL

June 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

Adorable. Is this the hen's first time as a mama?

June 12, 2012 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger rabbit said...

Congrats on the fowl babes! And possible new lamb(s)! And enjoy the camera! (and our soaps), I can't get enough of the spearmint! Makes shower clean up time oh do heavenly! Did the jam make it?

June 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous M said...

Holy cow, Rabbit!! I think I live the down the street from you. I',m in Severn Bridge!

June 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous M said...

Holy cow, Rabbit. I think I live down the street from you; I'm in Severn Bridge!

June 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Jam made it! everything came great! And M, Jess and Riley are amazing. Go hang out with them. Talk Farm.

June 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Adorable baby chicks ☺ Congrats on the camera!!!

June 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

M, small world! You definitely live "down the street" from us! ;) Just a lil north of us-I work in Severn Bridge/Gravenhurst actually. Double jobs! Plus our "homestead" job.... Our Flockers just made the move from brooder box to The Cluckin' House.... aka our coop out back!

June 12, 2012 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Mare said...

Oh they are beautiful Jenna!

June 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Cary said...

Hi Jenna,
Are those beautiful Swedish Flower babies bred from a Swedish Flower rooster? Congratulations!

June 13, 2012 at 7:13 AM  

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