Sunday, February 2, 2014


El Roostador

El Roostador is the name of our rooster who thinks he’s the strongest bird on the farm-including the 30 pound turkeys! He has earned his reputation by being one of two survivors out of the entire flock of chickens left after a coyote attack one night. He is a Jersey Giant-The largest Chicken breed in the world-He’s still young and growing.                                                                                          

You see El Roostador likes to make himself seem stronger by puffing himself up and chasing the other birds. A good example of his personality was shown one day when I was letting the animals out of the barn and two guinea hens were fighting each other and El Roostador ran over there and fought them both.  Every morning when my little brother Porter lets El Roostador out of the barn he puffs his chest up and runs up to him like hes going to attack, only to turn away at the last second. The funny thing is that when he chases me I just turn around and look at him and he cowers and runs away. Here’s some pictures of him.

-From Mack

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bab Birthed a Baby Bob!

Its been along time since we posted anything -not for a lack of things to post about!-so Im going to start with a few consecutive smaller update posts....See upcoming posts on El Roostador, the greenhouse/chameleon/barn hybrid, the mushrooms, and the slow but easy way to make your own animal trough from a log....did I mention the butcher block? I said, not for a lack of things to post about.

Ok, let me introduce you to baby Bob, our new born lamb, his real name is Snack and will be changed later to Dinner....but not if you ask Liv (our 6 year old daughter) who insists his name is Ben and definitely not Snack or Dinner! His other name "Bob" comes from his father because he has the same pattern on his head...confusing, I know but ultimately he probably would be best unnamed.