Friday, February 20, 2015
This cold weather has been really hard on all of our farm animals. The cows and chickens and ducks love to be outside and usually, thats the best place for them to be. They need fresh air and plenty of exercise. But when the weather is really cold, it isn't safe for the animals to be out for very long. Lately the temperature has been near 0 degrees and that means the chickens and ducks can't go out at all. We have 3 heat lamps in their chicken house. We also put extra straw in to help keep them warm. We put their food and water in there too. They really don't like being cooped up! Here is a little video of the chickens and ducks on a cold winter day!
Saturday, February 14, 2015
MARTIN FAMILY FARM
Here are some pictures of our farm
OUR BARN AND MILK HOUSE
THE CHICKENS & DUCKS LIVE HERE. THE OLDER CALVES ARE IN THE BACKGROUND
WINTER IN THE BARNYARD
WORKING WITH THE TRACTORS ON THE HILL
MOM AND BABY!
LAZY BARN KITTIES LAYING IN THE HAY
FISHING IN OUR CREEK!
THE VIEW OUT OF OUR KITCHEN WINDOW
FAMILY FARM - FAMILY BLOG!
AMOS OF HOLLY'S FARM
THIS IS AMOS WITH SOME OTHER COWS
I love helping kids explore our farm! I thought the best next step would be to create a blog about our farm that was kid friendly! Our farm is a real, working small family dairy farm. There are good times and bad times on a farm. Our animals all have their own personalities - even the chickens! We grow to love them all. But, because we have so many animals, we sometimes have sad times too. Right now we have 16 cows, 4 heifers, 7 steers and 6 calves. A heifer is a female cow that has not had a calf yet. A steer is a male that has been neutered (parents, you can explain that one!). We also have 3 pigs, a lot of chickens and ducks, five dogs, Petey the bunny, 2 birds and a whole bunch of cats! 2 cats live at our house and the rest are barn cats. Our barn cats are VERY big and healthy. Some farmers only give their barn cats milk so they are hungry and catch mice and rats. We give our cats milk, but we also feed them every day. I don't think they really care too much about catching mice! Here are some pictures of our current farm animals:
AMOS OF HOLLY'S FARM
|THESE ARE OUR VERY BIG HEALTHY BARN CATS!|