They are extremely tame. They make great farm pets. They are funny and always interesting. They are trained to come in at night and free range on the farm during the day. The females are very loud; the males are very quiet and only make a rasping sound rather than a quack.
We will have ducks, ducklings, and fertile eggs for sale in the Spring. These are pure Call ducks, but are mixed in colors.
We have three White Broad Breasted Turkeys, Lightning, Stormy, and are new addition Rain. They have been pardoned and are just pets. They are incredibly friendly, especially Lighting, the tom , who immediately puffs up and struts for us whenever he sees us . It has now become a game to see how may times we can get him to gobble.
This is Rosie, smiling after her bath with Rebecca in her show clothes.
Rebecca raises pigs for 4-H. She showed her two homebred Hampshire/Bluebutt crosses.
Thank you so much to Doug and Wilma Gay (Gay's True Value) and Rob and Amanda Hedges for purchasing Becky's pigs through the Wyoming County Online Livestock sale.
Our Call ducks taking a nap during a daytime snow.
Qbert (boar) and Rosebud (farm mascot). Each of them weigh over 400 pounds. Rosebud is so gentle and friendly that the now free ranges the farm with our cattle.
New to our farm . We are raising 12 chicks (all hens). They are 6 Barred Rock and 6 ISA Brown. They free range all over the farm during the day and are wonderfully friendly coming up to every visitor for attention.
We have some Herefords that we raise for beef. They free range on the farm . We love to watch the babies run and play.
We currently have 9 hives that produce about 300 lbs of honey each year.
Rosebud, enjoying a tomato.
Lighting is an impressive turkey who thinks he is king of the farm. He is celebrating his third Thanksgiving with us.
We hatched out our 4 Pilgrim geese in April. They are quite the watchdogs for our farm. They love me and Becky, but try to bully everyone else. Pilgrim geese are one of the few breeds that you can tell the gender by color from birth. The ganders (males) are white and the geese (females) are grey.
Their names are Ben and Betty and Milo and Mabel.
Here Benny is trying to have a conversation with our new kitten, Olivia ( in the window.)
We have three cats now - all of whom are inside only cats.
Our Border Collies
We have two Border Collies that help (or will help) on our farm. Biscuit is an 11 year old Blue Merle female Border Collie. She is still full of energy even at her age. She is not really happy about Nova though. Nova is our new Black & White female Border Collie puppy. She already has "the eye" and we have high hopes for her helping Biscuit on the farm. She is learning to herd the cattle and while she has the spirit, she still needs training for direction.
A winter sunset on our farm . Picture taken by Rebecca.