Call ducks - My experiment went a little hay-wire. I wanted to have a few ducks on the farm; I now have 49 ducks.
They are Call Ducks, however they seem to be running larger then they should be. They are still small ducks though.
We do have ducks for sale.
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.
Our Border Collie, Biscuit, is in the background of the picture.
We have two White Broad Breasted Turkeys, Lightning and Stormy. 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.
Lightening does NOT normally live in our house, but he is recovering from a respiratory infection and it is bitterly cold outside, so he is inside right now. (Biscuit is in the background again.)
Stormy, the hen, makes really cute little noises to us. I never knew what great pets turkeys would be.
Rebecca raises pigs for 4-H.
More to come on this later since our piglets have not been born yet this year. Hopefully Rosebud, the mama pig, is expecting.
(pictures to come shortly)
(pictures to come shortly) We have some Herefords that we raise for beef. They free range on the farm along with our Holstein heifers.
Black Angus (for 4-H)
Shannon is doing a steer project for 4-H. This is Bruno, her Black Angus steer. He is a sweet heart; affectionate, easy to lead and show.
Bruno hangs out on a separate section of the farm with his two companions, Gidget and Prince. Gidget and Prince are Holstien-Hereford crosses. Gidget is a heifer and Prince is a steer. Pictures to come later.
A winter sunset on our farm . Picture taken by Rebecca.