Our Thanksgiving turkeys have all been reserved! I love those beautiful Orlopp Bronze feather colours. These two turkeys are best friends. All the turkeys were moved from one brooder into two groups in the outdoor turkey mobiles. These two were originally placed in separate living accommodations. I had to put them back together after theyContinue reading “September. So Far….”
We go out to the barn first thing in the morning and make sure the pigs have lots of feed and fresh water in their stall. We open the barn doors providing the pigs free access to both the pasture and the barn and…..we wait. They are pretty sleepy in the mornings and don’t reallyContinue reading “Pigs at Work”
A quiet Misty Morning to reflect on our upcoming one year anniversary at Carrick Hill.
The turkeys are growing well and are enjoying life outside. There will be a few jumbo turkeys ready for Thanksgiving! The baby chicks will be moved outside onto pasture next week. The pigs….still sleep in until 9am or so and have so much fun creating mud hole masterpieces and making straw nests there will neverContinue reading “As August Ends…”
Even though it’s summer, chicks require supplemental heat to keep their little bodies warm enough the first few weeks of life. We use heat lamps in their brooder pen and waterers which are designed to prevent chicks from falling in and getting wet. However…the chick in the picture managed to get most of his bodyContinue reading “Hot Chicks”
The new piglets are spending a significant amount of time arranging and rearranging their straw bedding into piles and nests. They are having a great time rooting and exploring their new home. Pictures will be up soon. It’s not easy to get good pictures with the piglets so curious of the camera resulting in lotsContinue reading “Animal Update”
While we have been busy building chicken mobiles, tending to the animals and preparing for the much anticipated arrival of our pigs, we have been reminded of winter to come while harvesting hay and stacking firewood. Looking at the stockpile of hay and firewood reminds us of just how much fuel is required to feedContinue reading “Winter Preparations”
Our little turkeys are almost old enough to move from their brooder to their new home which provides free access to water, pasture, certified organic grains, sunlight and space to roam and express natural behaviours. They will be available FRESH for our CSA supporters on Thanksgiving weekend!
Carrick Hill Farms is a small farm in Bruce County committed to producing premium quality meats from animals who have been raised with exceptional care. Our animals have access to the outdoors, the ability to express their natural behaviours and eat diets containing no hormones, antibiotics, steroids or GMO’s. We raise a limited amount ofContinue reading “Welcome!”