No, not in that way! Green Briar Farms was created a couple of years ago when we decided we had all this land at our disposal and nothing was being done with it. Since then we have slowly been improving the area and adding animals. We are not a large farm but we slowly continue to enlarge it.
We started with goats, but soon came to realize we knew nothing about raising goats. After they were gone we decided to try something a bit bigger, but something we have both been around before. Our cows number 13 now and we’re hoping for a few babies by fall. Having the cows is great, but it just started a fire under us. What else can we do to bring Green Briar Farms to it’s best potential?
A few years ago I bought some baby chicks to raise. Unfortunately, the raccoons were more clever than myself and we lost all of them. Now, a few years later, and hopefully wise, we decided to build a chicken house and pen from scratch. There was no chicken house plans that we followed, just how I imagined the house to be. It took us longer than I had planned to build it. Sometimes its hard to get motivated (or to motivate someone else).
Finally, we were ready for chickens! We went to a local swap meet where other local farms bring their animals that they want to sell. I have seen chickens, goats, rabbits, and dogs when I have gone. The hardest part for me is that I wanted them all. It was so hard to choose, but I finally found my chickens. I got six hens and a rooster. I don’t know much about chickens, but the couple we bought them from said they are Cinnamon Queen chickens and that they lay eggs year around. They are still a little young but I’m hoping for eggs within the next month.
Now I’m worried about raccoons again. So to protect our new livestock we brought in a security guy. His name is Duke and he loves the chickens. He hasn’t tried to eat them or anything.
I’m glad you stopped by to meet the new members of the farm. I can’t wait until we get our first eggs, and who knows maybe we will add other animals in the near future.