Friday, November 30, 2012

The Glamorous Life of Farming

Under no circumstances is the farming lifestyle a glamorous one... this was brought to mind most especially yesterday when we took to the task of bathing the chickens.  That's right, I said bathing the chickens!   I like to check out each hen and give them a little warm soapy bath to discourage any parasites.   Obviously it's a task that requires a team of help! 

Getting ready for it's "spa time"

It takes a village to bath a chicken

It may not be her favorite thing, but she will be happy in the end! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Nip in the Air

Autumn continues to make it's presence known at Lowfields Farm.  It's an exciting time for me as it's the quiet before the lovely storm of the holidays.   There is definitely a chill in the autumn air which excites the dogs to no end and reminds us to get the wood ready for the fire!  

The wind rushes down the river valley and knocks off most of the leaves...

Lovely autumn colors

The reds love the nip in the air!  

This is an old apple picking box that my gardener in Raleigh gave me -
I love using it to store our fire wood outside of the door.
Especially when it's good cedar logs that smell so wonderful!  

Friday, November 2, 2012

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Break out the popcorn and snuggle up with a loved one!   Here is some recent video of what really goes on in our day to day here at Lowfields.   I am feeding a newborn twin calf that was rejected from her mother.   She is now thriving due to the fact that we bottle fed her.  Keep in mind we are amateur videographers so hopefully the more we do it, the better we will become!