“[…] The dairy calves had an exciting week. They are not yet well trained to electric fence, and they are also young, reactive, and energetic. They spooked at a truck and broke out of their pasture next to the driveway, sprinted up Route 22, and then just kept running. Megan and Lindsey herded them back from a good half mile away. When they broke out the second time and ran through the pony fence, we decided to put them in a high security situation until they settle down. They are living with the sheep across Middle Road, in the solid page wire fence.
The baby chicks and pullets both moved this week, too. The chicks and their brooding lamps went from our garage to a more spacious arrangement in East Barn – a move I am at least as happy about as they are. The pullets are now pastured next to the older layers on lush grass in 50 Acre Field. You should see a huge boost in yolk color this week, since they have all been enjoying the fresh greens….” Continue reading this Essex Farm Note.