NEWS on the Homestead

Lots of new things happening at the homestead:  

New last week:  3 Turkeys and 10 Chicken Pullets.  They live in an interior cage inside the chicken pen.  This helps everyone stay protected and get familiar with each other.  These turkeys are almost chicken size.  Watch how quickly they grow!

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A new Top Bar Hive has moved on to the property from a neighbor.  The hive used to be on the other side of our pasture and was successfully moved to our property.  You can lay under this hive and see the bee activity.    Welcome honey bees and thank you William for sharing and teaching.


Last Sunday our bees got a house expansion and a second box was added because they are growing and filling up the first box.  The hive is much stronger this year.


Yesterday homestead security just got a new deputy.  Check out our new puppy, Buddy Ollie, a Treeing Walker Coon Hound.  This is really Kyle’s new buddy that has taken residence in Kyle’s Room.  He is just so cute!  He comes from The DeGrofts homestead in Bella Vista where we also found Roadie, Valentine, Coral, Tink and Glinda.  He comes from a wonderful home and loving family. Thanks Albert and Joann.


And today, our new Buck arrived from the valley.  He was called Obsidian, but again I want to do a naming contest.  We look forward to naming him together.  He is 3 monthes old and very sweet and social.  He will be ready for fall breeding and live in the back area away from milk girls. Gotta love the spots!

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COMING SOON… baby ducklings (+/- 25 days more) and baby chicks (+/-15 days more).  

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Attachment Warning:  Home hatching can be very tough and chicks and ducklings often die before ever making it a month.  I just warn you all, farm life is a wondrous and horrific all at the same time.  We have to love all and also detach to the cycles of nature.  We feel blessed our creatures remember how to brood their young as many chickens do not even remember how to anymore.  We are blessed and encourage the animal’s natural instincts.

One thought on “NEWS on the Homestead

  1. I’ve only know your family for a year… And have never experienced such unity..and hard work…with awesome results…Ellorins…you rock. Can’t wait to see where this friendship goes…

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