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#1 2012-10-07 02:11:43

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
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My farm this year

Just thought I would post some pictures of the farm from spring to fall. Hard to believe its over.

First is my vegetable garden from left to right
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0005.jpg

Potatoes

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0091.jpg

you can just see some of the chickens to the right

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0092.jpg

My Dexter cows 1 mom and baby and 2 heifers. Dexters are about half size of a normal cow

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/Cows.jpg

My Dexter Bull

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/Bull.jpg

OK now the boss of the farm and her baby's. Berkshire pigs pasture raised only

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0046.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0062.jpg

Our little horses and the cutest little foal

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0002.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0214.jpg

Some of my favorite chick pics

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0107.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0089.jpg
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Try do dig an hole without chickens helping. Trying to plant a tree

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0224.jpg

After the tree is planted

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0231.jpg

Hope you enjoyed some of my pictures


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#2 2012-10-07 02:23:49

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: My farm this year

What a wonderful farm. Thank you for the lovely pics! Love the babies sleeping on the eggs :)

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#3 2012-10-07 03:06:20

Maggiesdad
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Re: My farm this year

Wonderful pics!  Loved them! :love:

Those chicks are the youngest broodies I've ever seen! :excited:

... and that's a good looking boy coming back from the cornfield. He looks a little dejected that he couldn't pull the wagon, but heck - wish I could get my roosters to pick corn! =D

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#4 2012-10-07 04:23:42

Gemina Farm
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Re: My farm this year

Great farm!!  Love the pics thanks for sharing.:jumping:

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#5 2012-10-07 13:17:11

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My farm this year

What lovely pictures and a wonderful place you have there.  I love the piggy in heaven pic in that mud and your tree planting helpers!  Looks like you have had a busy summer :thumbs:  Dexters are lovely and :eat: too!

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#6 2012-10-07 13:37:56

poplar girl
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Re: My farm this year

Absolutely lovely pictures of your farm and animals Chrish. That EO rooster is quite beautiful and looks almost big enough to pull a corn wagon! The pig in the wallow is a great picture. I love that you have so many farm animals.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2012-10-07 15:28:11

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: My farm this year

Beautiful pictures Chrish :jumping:  I love the Dexter's as well because they are a lot smaller than a regular cow, I am not very tall and a full sized cow can be a bit intimidating.  Your mini horses are great and love the wee foal :love:

I agree with MD your rooster in the corn patch is beautiful, nice and wide and his comb and feather colour look great :thumbsup: the hens are lovely as well.  Thanks so much for sharing them :applause:

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#8 2012-10-07 15:56:21

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: My farm this year

Thank you all. I thinks its awesome we can share photos with each other I enjoy looking at other peoples setups and animals.
My rooster follows me every where I go. He use to wait for me to come out and then off we went. He loved coming out to the garden especially for some corn.  Now we have snow its not the same most off the chickens don't come out side. We have been on the farm for 3 years now and still slowly building up our animals. I think we will stop collecting now other than chickens Though.


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#9 2012-10-07 16:35:42

mikencarol
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
Posts: 204

Re: My farm this year

That looks like a totally awesome farm...you guys must stay really busy.  Everything is so in order and looks well maintained.  Beautiful Place...be proud of it!!!:thumbs:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#10 2012-10-07 18:12:36

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My farm this year

Yikes Chrish you have snow already :nervous:.  Not looking forward to it :sad:

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#11 2012-10-07 18:19:31

NaturesPace
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Re: My farm this year

that's a great garden for it being your first. Congrats!

I love seeing everyone's photos. We are about to start up our own farm/homestead and I was looking into Dexters. There is a farm that has some locally, so I might dive in in a year or so.

would love to hear more about them. pro cons.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#12 2012-10-07 19:05:08

ScottMcCray
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From: Western NC/Central VA
Registered: 2011-11-07
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Re: My farm this year

Beautiful farm and livestock! Thank you for sharing!

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#13 2012-10-07 22:46:33

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Posts: 117

Re: My farm this year

yes Thursday we got a good 12 inch of wet snow. Kinda puts an end to summer but most has melted again. Chickens were not all that impressed LOL. We actually had so much work this year we are downsizing the garden next year. With working full time and trying to keep every thing in check at home gets to be hard work. We canned and froze so much stuff as well I don't think we need to buy food for a few years :Crazy: 
I wish I could say more about the Dexter's but we are fairly new to them. I got the breed cow and 2 heifers last fall. They are quite cows and quite friendly they have been no trouble so far. The cow calved by her self but they are supposed to be easy calvers. I got the bull this spring but he is not that friendly even though every thing I read about them say otherwise.


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#14 2012-10-07 23:07:27

Chrish
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Re: My farm this year

almost forgot! I was going to say the pig looks as happy as a pig in S*&% but then I thought she looks as happy as Christopher Columbus with a speed boat :funny:

If you haven't  seen the commercial then I'm sorry

Last edited by Chrish (2012-10-07 23:08:58)


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#15 2012-10-07 23:31:58

NaturesPace
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Re: My farm this year

Chrish wrote:

almost forgot! I was going to say the pig looks as happy as a pig in S*&% but then I thought she looks as happy as Christopher Columbus with a speed boat :funny:

If you haven't  seen the commercial then I'm sorry

hahaha. yes i saw it and that pig is that happy.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#16 2012-10-07 23:38:04

gubi
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Re: My farm this year

Thanks for posting the pictures.  Nice looking critters you have.  Bulls are Bulls and just can't be trusted.  Sometimes the gentlest bull can be the most dangerous because you don't expect it from him.  If your bull paws and roars at least you are aware where he is and you know to be careful around him.  I could use your backhoe to dig in power to my coop.  We had a few wet snow flakes last night too and it wasn't many days ago we were still sweating!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#17 2012-10-08 02:16:54

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Posts: 117

Re: My farm this year

gubi your right on with the bull. I grow upon a dairy farm so we had Holstein bulls. Dad always said the friendly bull is the one that will get you. I love my Kubota  not sure how I could live without it.

This is a shot of the snow we just got and the Kubota. I was looking for a beautiful winter photo then remembered any photo with the Kubota is beautiful :funny:

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_0277.jpg


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#18 2012-10-08 12:13:25

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My farm this year

Wow that was a good dump of snow, heck there are still leaves on the trees!!!  Glad most of it has melted and chickens don't like the snow, it's funny they like to eat it though off my boots :huh:

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#19 2012-10-08 14:05:29

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: My farm this year

Id like to say the snow came early but we always get some snow around this time. it usually melts though. Its mother nature saying you better get ready for winter :snowman:

Last edited by Chrish (2012-10-08 14:06:19)


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#20 2012-10-08 16:25:20

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My farm this year

OMG we have the same model Kubota, backhoe and all, BX 25.  I thought I recognized the backhoe in the non-snow pics.  We got ours last summer!!  Great for planting apple trees.  They are cute, we have a commercial mowing deck too to cut the grass and a little red 5 foot snowblower!  Shame you are so far Stefan or we could have helped you dig.  We were going to trench water to the veggie garden with it, but I guess there is no need now we are moving.

Love the snow, we didn't get any yet :cozy: I can't wait!   With the first frost warning, we did harvest all the tomatoes green and red and peppers and herbs yesterday.  Today I am drying herbs and making herb butters for freeze and use on baked potatoes etc in the winter  First time we tried it!   We're making pizza/pasta sauce too, the house smells great!

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#21 2012-10-09 01:34:18

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Posts: 117

Re: My farm this year

cool I just got my BX25 this Year its an awesome little tractor. We have mostly used it for planting trees too but because our barn has a low ceiling I cant get in with my Ford Tractor. I got a friend to come over this spring to clean it out with his Kubota and was impressed.
Wow sounds like you have about a month more in the garden than we do. We have had everything out for at least 4 weeks. Our first frost this year was Sept 6th and it was a good -5 killed everything that was still out.
pizza/pasta sauce sounds good. We did some but more just canned tomato's we unfortunately wasted lots due to no time to process. Chickens got so many tomato's I was worried the eggs would taste like them.


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#22 2012-10-10 01:21:39

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: My farm this year

We have low ceiling in the one corner too so we hacksawed the chimney on the international we had a put a little cap on it, but it and the Universal didn't make one good tractor between them so we sold them and got one good small one. 

Yes, no frost yet!  Good thing as we didn't get it planted til July!! :shock:

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#23 2012-10-10 22:04:56

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: My farm this year

Beautiful farm photos!  Love seeing Dexters, I'd heard of them but had never seen one.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#24 2013-03-26 19:19:59

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: My farm this year

bumped because of the tractor photo.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#25 2013-04-01 16:55:59

Qualicum Chick
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Registered: 2013-03-14
Posts: 24

Re: My farm this year

Amazing!  All of your animals look so content and happy ;-)


dogs, parrots, chickens, ducks, husband ... not in order of importance! ;-)

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