A glimpse of our farm in Winter

We had a beautiful snowfall earlier this week, and Dan took the opportunity to take a video of our backyard and the newly renovated barn. We have installed raised beds for the cows and a manger for the sheep. Our goals with these improvements are cleanliness and waste reduction. So far, so good!

The sheep are much cleaner than they were when the hay was fed in racks above them. That caused the wool on their backs to be filled with hay. Shearing is starting, and I am loving the clean wool!!

The cows are also much cleaner and it is easier to manage all the manure this way. We scrape it out twice a day, dump in a pile, and re-bed the cows so they are dry and clean. In the video you can hear me scraping the barn out in preparation for re-bedding.

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