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You've seen them in the videos, now you can also have your very own logo t-shirt. comes in several colors as well as sizes.
Stoney Creek Heritage Farm 15oz Mug
Those 11 oz cups are fine for restaurants, but when you are like me, you want a 15 oz mug to start your day off right!
(There is an option to purchase the 11oz mug)
Want a good-looking comfortable cap? This one's for you! Stoney Creek Heritage Farm logo, this Khaki colored, chino twill cap has a pre-curved bill, cloth strap and an antique brass slide buckle closure with tuck-in grommet, so it fits well on anyone.
Check out our other Stoney Creek Heritage Farm logo products at our store. Items are frequently on sale!
Trying to take pictures of goats that aren't handled daily is trying, coupled with the winter shag, and all are heavy with kids, these are not the best pictures. Although this isn't all of them, I do want to highlight some of our favorite does. As kidding season hits and summer grass comes in on the pasture I'll be updating the pictures here often.
FMG 7009 is a 7/8 and our queen doe we call "Rose". She is 2008 model and at 8 years old is still going strong. Sired by DSL's Oreo W191 Bud and her dam is KDA G12. She has Sunboy Stanton 149 in her line. She has a A/F As1C, but that is still considered an intermediate producer. Her kids have been fast gainers.
The doe on the right is home grown, STO Thistle's Delight. She is a purebred, 2015 model sired by GSR Thistle the White and her dam is GSR Poppy Flower; her dam is still part of our herd as well. She has a A/A As1C
Thistle's Delight is the dam to the purebred doeling on the left we call "Summer".She was a June 2016, 7.2lb kid. She has had remarkable gains for being a summer kid as well. Her sire was GSR Titan's Winter.
DDH Chris Dos A14C is a 100% New Zealand doe we call "Echo". She is 2015 model and we bought her already to bred to BWP TNT Cruze. Echo is sired by RIB Chris Manna, Grand sire AFK Sir Tommy. Her dam is Sig A14C.
Her parentage produced some of the top producers in the 2016 Oklahoma Buck Test. We're excited to have her part of herd. She is has a A/B As1C
BLM El Dorado's PUR16 is a 7/8 doe we call "Sage". She is a 2015 model sired by BLM El Dorado, Grand sire SKY T20 Commander. Her dam is BLM Cynthia.
She has SKY T20 Commander on the top and bottom and also has TNT's Raiz'N'Kane on the top and bottom.
She is has a A/B As1C
BLM Turbo's PNK 10 is a purebred doe we call "Heather". She is 2015 model sired by BLM El Dorado, Grand sire SKY T20 Commander. Her dam is BLM Rasberry.
She has SKY T20 Commander on the top and bottom and has TNT's Raiz'N'Kane on the top.
She is has a B/E As1C, but that is still considered an intermediate producer.
GSR Iris is a 3/4 doe that deserves mention. She is a 2013 model sired by GSR Alaric's Karma and her dam is GHK Black Lace.
Last year she gave us a set of triplets that she was able to raise fantastically, they ranged in birth weights weights from 5.5 to 7.2 lbs. She is a good size and structure and by her size, are expecting triplets again this year.
Cheddar Bob enjoying a lazy October afternoon with his ladies out in the woods with the protectors always present with the herd.
Our homestead is 11 acres primary wooded in Red Oak and Hickory with some limited native grass meadows. Here is the herd on the move with their LGD escorts in tow. We do have a small number of hair sheep as well; they are Katahdin - Dorper crosses
LGD's are an important part of our herd. Here the alpha female has babysitter duty, checking on all her new additions. Couldn't imagine running goats without them.
After posting my last video I had several folks ask about my walk through gate on the Premier 1 Electric Netting. This shows the how I fabricated my gate supports, tied my netting into the existing hot wire, comparison views of rotational grazing, and how I installed my hot wire electric box.
How we use and review Ketcham's Collapsible Big Bale Feeder
We have used the Ketcham's collapsible big bale sheep and goat feeder for over a year now and enjoy it. Less waste makes less hay to buy. Had a request on what we thought of ours from a friend and just happens we were loading ours today. Thought it was great opportunity to show how we do things and explains some of the parts. This is key, make sure it is level! It has leveling legs, we found placing them on deck post blocks works great. A pallet under the bale so it isn't on the ground is good too. (That's why our appears to be high, so the sliding ends can close over the top of the pallet and not get caught up.)
Moving the Premier 1 Supplies PermaNet 10/48/6 Electric Netting & Review. Setting up or moving electric netting is easy, see how we move ours here with a small review at the end!
Kidding season is here! Learn a simple farm hack to save your kids from drowning in a water trough!
Bourbon Red Turkey
We artificially incubate most of our eggs, but, hens can and do go broody. Towards the end of their laying season, we allow them to go broody and hatch one clutch. A word of caution, too many hens in the nest will lead to broken eggs.
Baby turkeys are called "poults". These are just hours old, straight from the hatcher.
At 30 days old, the little jakes, a juvenile male, are starting to show their "snood", the long piece of skin that hangs from above their beak.
At 4 months old, no mistaking the males and the females.
As juveniles, they do fine in a group like this, once they reach breeding age the Toms will fight unless a large amount of space is given and multiple hens.
For the small flocks, 1 male to 4 females seems to work out best. it is recommended 50sq ft per adult bird in a confined run or 250 square feet.
These three jakes were named, "Thanksgiving, Christmas I, and Christmas II". At 7 months old their live weight averaged 24 lbs
Their average processed weight, pre-baked, was 18lbs. We feel this breed delivers a better presentation compared to dark feather breeds. It is a personal preference of course.