Our Pig…Had Pigs

January 5, 2014 in Animal Care, Pigs

IMG_0079It is an exciting time on the farm! We have our first piglets! Nine of them, to be exact. Bacon, our Hampshire cross girl, was visited by a “travelling man” and now has some very uniquely colored babies to show for it!

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DIY Horse Toy: Net Ball

October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


Looking for some toys for your horses (or perhaps other mammals) that wont break the bank? I’ve been on the hunt for toys that I can make from items I have laying around the barn or can pick up from yard sales! Today, I’d like to introduce the NET BALL.

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Fall 2013 Shearing of Angora Goats

September 25, 2013 in Goats, Uncategorized

IMG_0027Abundance Farms had a brand new experience this Fall! SHEARING! Ok, some of you are thinking “uhmmm…you sheared a few goats this Spring, didn’t you?”…well…yes! And we hated it! So, we hired a shearer from Homestead Heritage to come and tend our goat fuzz. Over the course of two days, our goat herd transformed from majestic, huge, fuzzy, gorgeous goats to….

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Breeding Plans, a Rescue, and Two Falls

August 13, 2013 in Uncategorized


I hope you’ve all missed me (at least a little bit)! This Summer I’ve been able to expand my borders and really start working with horses. It’s been an exciting and hardworking time (seriously, my biceps are bigger than they’ve ever been). In today’s blog, I’ll catch you all up on what’s been going on at our farm – breeding chickens, rescuing a horse, my newest husbandry adventure, and more!

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Ducks: Identify a Drake

May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized


When you have an animal, there’s a few things you want to know about it. What kind of animal is it? How old is it? And…what is its sex? Some people can only have or only want hens. When it comes to ADULT ducks, there’s a few ways to try to identify the sex by eyes and ears. Continue reading to figure out who’s who in the gender game.

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