May Review of What’s Happening on Timber Creek Farm
May went by in a flash for us here at Timber Creek Farm. The month was incredibly busy with garden planting, new farm animals to care for and new pens to build. One of my favorite things about spring is fresh Strawberries! The plant I started two years ago is producing nicely and I can often get a dish of berries from it. Not enough to be making pies or canning jam yet but the plant is thriving and spreading out runners.
At the beginning of May I found a really nice pen that was expandable and sturdy for the pullets to be in outside the coop. This worked well, for a few weeks but by the end of May the pullets had again outgrown the pen and needed to move again. The babies had just learned that I wanted them to return to the coop at bedtime and would fly back into the coop. Now they are in a different area and again, I need to train them where to go at night. They will learn quickly though. A treat of mealworms or a little bit of scratch helps with the training.
Just because they are cute as they can be, here’s a photo of Sable Margaret and her momma, Raven. Sweet little girls. Jack and Josie, Sable’s brothers, have a new house and pen right next door. So now every bunny has lots of space and a nice airy house to sleep in during the hot weather. Bonus, we were able to build the new pen using materials we already had on the farm! So except for my husbands “sweat equity” the cost was $0!
The pigs loved the green growth in the fields. It doesn’t take long for them to clear a field! But since it is the growing season and the weeds love to grow quickly, the fields regrow quickly.
Sometimes I just like to walk around the farm and take photos of whatever strikes me. This bell is one of my favorite scenes to photograph. Which way do you prefer? The one with the trees or the close up of just the bell?
Watermelon is a great treat for the birds when the heat climbs. It is full of vitamins and minerals in addition to adding fluids on a hot day. The chicks weren’t sure at first what to do with it, eat it or stand on it. But they quickly learned that it is sweet and delicious.
The bees are hard at work and doing well. They have a lovely new sign set up thanks to the talent of my neighbor and fellow beekeeper.
Caught a few pictures of some funny goat faces! Look at these expressions!
I hope you and your household had a good month of May. Ready to head into June and the beginning of summer?