We're starting this week's update with good news! Our little chick with the 'wry neck' condition (whose neck had a tendency to flop over) is showing promising signs of recovery. After delving into the root cause, we discovered that her condition likely stemmed from a nutrient deficiency in her mother, specifically a lack of vitamin E. Reflecting on this, we've decided to return to our trusted poultry suppliers, Welps or McMurray's, for future orders.
In other feathered news, our turkey hen continues to astound us with her maternal dedication, persistently sitting on her eggs. Surprisingly, her unusual nesting spot has so far evaded the attention of predators - a testament to her clever choice!
This morning, Farmer Joe and I decided to take a short, refreshing trip to J.B. Winter State Park and explore the beautiful Halfway Dam. On returning home, however, we were met with a scene straight out of a mischievous goats' playbook. Two of our daring goats were casually hanging out in our neighbor's driveway, having dismantled a section of our fence to stage their daring escape. Nevertheless, Joe was quick to repair the fence, much to their disappointment.
Lastly, for a little slice of everyday farm life, Joe captured an endearing video of the goats gleefully munching away at some branches he'd tossed over the fence. We hope you'll enjoy watching them relish their leafy feast as much as we did!