Country Girl Through & Through
I'm a country girl from the western part of Virginia in a small community of New Castle/Craig County. I've lived in Craig all my life-eighteen years with my parents and siblings and forty + years with my wonderful husband.
We have two children, a boy and a girl, and two grandchildren, all of which we love very much. We live on a 500 acre+ farm that has been in my husbands family for over 200 years. We are raising beef cattle, chickens, rabbits and a couple dogs.. We grow pretty much all we eat or harvest from the farm and I can't imagine living anywhere else.
I love to create, craft, quilt, read, write, decorate, crochet, candlewick, bake, bow hunt, cook, garden, farm animals and walking/hunting in the woods. I love sharing our home with family and friends.
I hope you enjoy the posts that I enter on my blog and hopefully will be helpful and/or fun to all that read it.
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The farm is alive with little animals everywhere, domestic and wild! On April 2nd my two rabbit does, Cleome and Marigold had a total of 16 little ones and 13 survived. I weaned them this week, placing them all together in a large pen and they’re so much fun to watch with each having their own personality and playful attitudes.
They can leave the farm this week
We have black, tan, tan and white, white, white with black spots, white with black eyes, It’s hard not to fall in love with such beautiful creatures.
We’ve added stock of a different kind on the farm that we’ve not had here in a long time or never.
First to arrive were two Swedish Black ducks that were supposed to be mallard ducks. Our granddaughter fell in love with them right off at Tractor Supply.
Like all babies they grow so fast and boy did they!
Victoria’s boyfriend, Cody, built them a nice hutch which we kept close to the pond but had it shielded from predators.
Papa told her they weren’t mallard ducks and she did the research to find out what kind of duck they were. In the meantime and while she thought they were mallard ducks, Papa told her that mallard ducks would migrate in the fall unless they grew up with domestic ducks. She was devastated and talked him into letting her have a couple white ducks to grow up with and he relented. She came home with seven white ducklings. Pablo and Gwen were jealous and soon taught them they were the head-honchos on this farm!!
Here’s the gaggle of ducks (or is that for geese?)! We also inherited another duck from a lady that got one for Easter and kept it in her home (after full-grown) and finally decided a full-grown duck did not belong in the house. Her name is Fiona and she is full-grown compared to these and they all live happily together on the pond.
Then we decided to raise rabbits and I bought two female lops from a friend of ours and a un-related buck. We’ve had them since the first week of April and they were bred a few days before I picked them up.
On May 8th, Cleome had three little ones but one did not make it. It was a three weeks before Marigold introduced her little ones to me and we thought she had seven but today after weaning them from their mama’s we found out she had eight. They are all now in their big playpen together and giving mom’s a much needed rest so they can gain back some weight and grown their beautiful coats back. Here are the two litters combined and they have been eating fresh grass, rabbit grain, apples and carrots for a week now.
So, we have 10 ducks, 13 rabbits, 29 chickens and about 75 head of cows and calves on the farm currently. Today one of my older hens decided to go broody and set so I foresee baby chicks in a few weeks to add to the menagerie!