Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm

Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The first egg!

O.K. folks, we have done it here at Coon Hollow Farm, we have proven that age old question, the one people spend countless hours pondering, over and over again...which came first the chicken or the egg? Well the chicken of course and 5 months later we got our first egg! With 13 hens and 1 very handsome rooster we will soon have farm fresh eggs in our farmstand along with many other things!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lily the Lamb

Here is "Lily" the little Olde English         "Babydoll" Southdown ewe lamb. She's getting so big and today she became a big girl because she got her ear tag that will forever identify that she came from Coon Hollow Farm. She wasn't even phased by it at all. I just can't get over how much she looks like her sister "Rose". They have the same parents but it is just uncanny how much they look alike! The only difference is she doesn't have that rose colored fleece, she has a pretty standard colored fleece. She has a personality all her own, here she just got into the hay!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Sweetie" and her lambs go to their new home!

It's official, "Sweetie" and her boys left this morning for their new home! She will be living with her two boys in Washington, Ct with a family that has also gotten the farm bug! The wether on the left has been named "Joey" and the brown one in the back is "Coco". I know they will be happy being together and enjoy their new family!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pumpkins and Acorns, oh my!

As the summer goes by I am feeling the stir of fall, so a few weeks ago I began to needle felt some acorns and pumpkins for the farmstand. Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the cooler weather and everything about the harvest, the turn of the wheel of life...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Baby Bees being born!

If you look at the center of this photo you can actually see baby bees being born. They are coming out of their cells for the first time. I just happened to be doing a hive inspection yesterday and caught this just at the right time. The other capped cells in the center are baby bees that are yet to be born, however I believe this is a bunch of drones. The hives are doing fairly well for this time of year!