Category Archives: Animals

Animal experiences and adventures

Think Inside the Box

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Our three flocks of baby birds – chickens, turkeys, and guinea hens – are now free to roam the farm.   Raising baby birds has taken more time than I expected this spring.  Feeding, monitoring temperatures, and refreshing bedding kept me … Continue reading

Gallery | 2 Comments

End of Season

This gallery contains 17 photos.

At Dogwood Farms we have come full circle on our first season and feel good about the results. We have cleared out 3 acres of overgrown pasture. Gone are huge swaths of invasives, vines, and weeds, exposing what appears to be … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | 1 Comment

Acorns

Haycorns in the 100 acre wood! Jason found the first one. It was on the driveway. He was excited, as are we. We’re fortunate to have a dozen enormous white oak trees in our yard. About a week ago they … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Forest | 2 Comments

Vegsicles

We finally got some real North Carolina heat today -103 degrees and climbing.  With 17 animals to care for, concern for my own comfort seems selfish considering I can escape to the air-conditioned house.  In hopes of providing some relief … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Land | 1 Comment

Pig Power

I went out of town for a couple of days, after setting out the polywire fence through a section of the forest. When I left, the pigs had just started exploring, so there were minimal signs (to my eyes at … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Land | 3 Comments

Chicks in the house

We’ve had backyard chickens before, but this time it’s different.  We got our first flock of chickens for the farm.  Only 10 of them, a small flock to turn our family’s table scraps into delicious and extremely local eggs. Only … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Land | Leave a comment

We’re gonna need a bigger boat

Sometimes doing things in smaller scale is harder, or at least no easier, than doing them in larger scale. What do you do with a few hundred pounds of spent grain, and only three pigs? I guess we should have picked … Continue reading

Posted in Animals | Leave a comment