Monday, August 31, 2015

Winnipegger wants to use sheep for eco-friendly lawn trimming business

Sheep Farming

A Winnipeg man raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he swapped his lawnmower for a group of sheep.
Clint Pinder owns a home in St. Boniface and has a rural property near Stony Mountain where he keeps some animals — including sheep.
"I'm not a big fan of mowing the grass, and the sheep are, so I figured I would bring them and see how they did on our lawn," said Pinder. "They were eating the grass and really enjoying it!"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipegger-wants-to-use-sheep-for-eco-friendly-lawn-trimming-business-1.3206392

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Pigs Get Fresh Bedding" - my video you can see live on Periscope TV for the next 24 hours

Pig Farming
Pigs on the farm.
I have been using Periscope for a few weeks now so here is a link to a little video of my pigs. Hope you enjoy it.

"Pigs Get Fresh Bedding" - my video you can see live on Periscope TV for the next 24 hours
http://bit.ly/1LEiNrR

More and More Urban Chickens

We love Backyard Chickens
With the prices of eggs going up many people are raising chickens in their backyard so they can have farm fresh eggs.


 Read more at ........

http://www.kpho.com/story/29914363/urban-chickens-take-wing-as-egg-prices-soar

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pot Belly Pigs Join the Zoo

This is our new animal to raise here on the funny farm. We got into pigs with Emergency Preparedness in mind but it quickly became the usual petting zoo for hubby.

We started out with 3 pigs and now have over 20. Hubby refuses to use them for food although that was how he got me to agree to have them in the first place. 

So we ended up  with pig pets. But they are cute even though they constantly break out by climbing over or digging under their fencing.

Then they end up at our door looking for company and treats. 

If you want to see something funny, check out our video of the baby pigs screaming when picked up. 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Panic Grows in China as Bird Flu’s Death Toll Now at 6

With confirmation that a sixth person has died from the mysterious avian-borne virus H7N9, Chinese officials escalated their response on Friday, advising people to avoid live poultry, dispatching virologists to chicken farms across the country and slaughtering more than 20,000 birds at a wholesale market in Shanghai.

Chicken Bird Flu
Bird Flu Kills 6  in China

Friday, February 22, 2013

Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken

Here's a Great Bird for the Small Farmer or Backyard Chicken Owner  - Barred Plymouth Rock Chicken

The Barred Plymouth Rock, also known as the Barred Rock, is the most popular variety of the Plymouth Rock breed, and it is also one of the most popular brown egg layers for small farm and back yard chicken farming. 

They will lay between 200-300 eggs in a year, and when they no longer have any laying utility they are large enough to produce a good amount of chicken meat. They are very hardy, so good for cold weather climates

They can be tamed easily and thus are great for children

Facts (from EFowl.com)

  • Adult Weight - Male: 8-9 pounds ; Female: 6 pounds
  • Color - Black and White Barred, Yellow Skin, Smaller Comb
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose - Egg Laying and Meat Production
  • Egg Production - Excellent
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Country of Origin -United States

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Preppers Storage of Emergency Food

Dry Food Storage
These pails are one of the ways we store our dry food for emergencies.

They stack so there's little unused space.

They are rodent proof.

They provide a dark area for the foods stored inside.

They are easily labelled with markers. We label with the name of the food item, the amount and the date stored. We also use a symbol to indicate that oxygen absorbers have been placed inside.

These pails are great for such items as bags of pasta, wheat, corn, oatmeal, Kraft dinner, beans and so on.

We buy in bulk, then we open the containers and pour them into these pails. The only items we don't open before placing inside is bags of pasta.

All opened food items get oxygen absorbers and I'll talk more about those important items in a future blog post. 

These sealed pails are waiting to be moved to our storage room. Remember many of your food items need to be kept cool and in the dark if possible.  Pasta can survive extreme temperature changes but most dry foods cannot.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Abandoned farm becomes chicken hell

Dozens of dead chickens have been found at an abandoned free-range egg farm where starving birds are suspected of turning to cannibalism.

About 50 carcasses were found at the rural Martinborough property last month after council inspectors were tipped off by a concerned neighbour.

The few surviving birds were found living without supplied food, in manure more than half a metre deep, according to a neighbour.

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