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Someone asked me today, “So, what’s going on on the farm these days.”  Um, where do I start?  Yikes.  Then I downloaded the new lamb pictures and realized my May file is huge, even after deleting some pictures.  May has been a busy month at Baker’s Green Acres. 

Mark feeding his special brew to the Mangalitsa pigs.  They love the chicken broth, apple, and grain mash.
Mark feeding his special brew to the Mangalitsa pigs.
Mangalitsa's in their pasture pen, enjoying some loose apples.
Mangalitsa’s in their pasture pen, enjoying some loose apples.

We’ve moved and worked with the Mangalitsa pigs.  The pigs love the mash Mark makes.  They’ve become quite the squealing beggars!

 

Our chicken processing has begun in earnest.
Our chicken processing has begun in earnest.
Baby Jim, born April 30.  Well doted on by everyone!
Baby Jim, born April 30. He’s doted on by everyone!
Not nearly as cute, the squabs also hatched and are growing well--only two so far.
Not nearly as cute, the squabs also hatched and are growing well–only two so far.

 

Fiddleheads arrived with Jim.  After enjoying them fresh, we froze and pickled nearly 100 lbs.
Fiddleheads arrived with Jim. After enjoying them fresh, we froze and pickled nearly 100 lbs.

 

Leek's were in season.  Pickled leeks are popular with some around here--but NEVER before school!
Leek’s were in season. Pickled leeks are popular with some around here–but NEVER before school!

 

The apple trees and lilacs have graces our yard with beauty and aroma!
The apple trees and lilacs have graced our yard with beauty and aroma!
The children have been outside more.  Keith's fort represents a lot of busy hours, about 20 lb.s of nails, and a gallon of old paint.
The children have been outside more. Keith’s fort represents a lot of busy hours, about 20 lb.s of nails, and a gallon of old paint.
Joe's ewe "Ruth" had two lambs just yesterday.  May's a wonderful month for kidding and lambing 'cause they can do it out on pasture with almost no worries.
Joe’s ewe “Ruth” had two lambs just yesterday. May’s a wonderful month for kidding and lambing ’cause they can do it out on pasture with almost no worries..
Remember the ugly little squabs?  As of today, they are almost grown--and definitely better looking! Joe's going to grow his flock with them so as to be able to provide a good quantity of squab later.
Remember the ugly little squabs? As of today, they are almost grown–and definitely better looking! Joe’s going to grow his flock with them so as to be able to provide a good quantity of squab later.
And that’s the news from Baker’s Green Acres for the month of May.  Feel free to call and come see for yourself.  June promises to be just as full of activity and changes!

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