Come meet the animals that live at 1840 Farm. A few of them have moved to their permanent homes but they will always be a part of the 1840 Farm family. Click on the photos to enlarge.
We woke up to temperatures well below zero this morning. We also discovered that there are two more storms headed our way in the coming days with more significant accumulations of snow. Even my morning coffee couldn't dull the pain dk that news. Thanks t
Our farm dog Pete Townshend is preparing for the storm of the century by taking a nap in the sunshine. Right now, it seems like a pretty good strategy! #dogs #dogsofinstagram #farm #winter
It's a frigid 9 degrees here this morning with lows well below zero headed our way this evening. Wow, it feels miserable out there. Luckily, the sun is shining and there's no snow in the forecast. The hens started their day with warm bowls of banana oatm
When the weather turns bitterly cold, I try to prepare our animals for the elements. This week, our hens will start their day with a bowl of warm oatmeal and a good supply of our Henhouse Morning Mix. I'll be checking on their water supply throughout th
The coldest temperatures of this winter are headed our way this week, so it was time to give the pellet stoves a thorough cleaning. A clean pellet stove is much more efficient, so it is a dirty job that is worth the effort. We have two pellet stoves in
It's always exciting to discover a warm, fresh egg waiting for me in the nest box. On an icy winter morning, it makes for a lovely reward after carefully making my way to the coop for chores!
Here's something to be thankful for fresh from our hens. This is perfect timing. I was just getting started on my Thanksgiving cooking and baking!
It looks like molting season is over! I'm sure that a few of our girls aren't back to business quite yet, but finding three eggs after six weeks of empty nest boxes is reason to celebrate! How is your flock doing? Are they molting or are you collecting
One of my Thanksgiving recipe experiments from last night featured butternut squash. It was delicious and our hens were thrilled to eat the scraps this morning!
Good morning from Herbert Menninger! Herbert was too busy eating his breakfast to stop and smile for the camera. I can't blame him, I feel the same way about my first cup of coffee each morning! #rabbit #farm
I am happy to find a fresh egg of any size waiting for me in the nest box. This time of year, our full size hens are molting and the bantams are the only hens who are laying. The big girls haven't produced an egg in weeks, so the bantam eggs we collect ar
Here's our New England farm dog playing in the fallen leaves this afternoon. This is Pete Townshend, our Miniature Schnauzer. What he lacks in size, he more than makes up for in terrier personality. At least he sat still long enough for me to get a pictur
The goats were very serious about the business of eating breakfast this morning. Zinnia was the only one who would even take a break from eating to look up at the camera!
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Garden helpers don't come any cuter (or fluffier) than this! Meet Herbert Menninger, our French Angora Rabbit. His personality is as adorable as his appearance would suggest. He's a total love bug and I can't imagine our farm without him. Do you keep r
On a chilly morning with temperatures in the 30s, a fresh egg still warm from the hen becomes a hand warmer!
Is there anything more beautiful than a fresh egg? I don't think so! #chickens #food #eatlocal
Violet seems to be enjoying the beginning of fall foliage season as much as I am!
Temperatures in the 50s with heavy rain seems like the perfect excuse to stay inside today. Zinnia seems to agree. She was content to gaze outside the barn door in between mouthfuls of hay with Violet and Tassie. I much prefer coffee to hay, so I am trea
It's a very chilly 39 degrees here this morning without a ray of sunshine to speak of. I have a host of barn chores to do this morning followed by an afternoon settled in at the sewing machine. Here's hoping that the sun will make an appearance and warm
After a whole day of grey skies and rain, the sun finally came out. The girls are outside making happy hen sounds and enjoying every moment!
Pete is fresh and clean and looking very handsome. We took him for a nice walk while he dried off. He strutted around, showing off his new haircut to every dog and owner we passed. Now he's exhausted from all of today's excitement. It's hard work being t
Pete's haircut and shave are finished, so now it's time for a bath. We're using our favor shampoo from our sponsor Goodwinol Products Corporation. I love the light cedar scent of this shampoo and how soft it makes his hair and skin. Stay tuned for a few
It's really no wonder why we love our old barn so much. The large barn was what first drew us to this farm. I couldn't wait to push open the large doors to see what was waiting inside. Since then, it has been a shelter to raise the animals that call ou
I can always count on Abigail to be front and center when there's a camera to be found. She's always ready for a close up!
Our temperatures have been unseasonably cool lately. It looks like our hens have decided that fall is here, because I am beginning to find more feathers than fresh eggs in the coop each morning. I think that molting season is going to come early this ye
Violet, Tassie, and Zinnia enjoyed a few of our raspberry cane clippings this morning. It's no wonder that farmers have been using goats as brush clearers for centuries!
Violet and Zinnia
Hedwig was our first Black Australorp to call 1840 Farm home.
Cleopatra the Buff Silkie lives in the garden coop at 1840 Farm.
Blackcap the Silkie in the snow at 1840 Farm. She is by far the sweetest hen in our flock.