Last week we had our first kidding on our little farm! Thankfully Willow is an experienced mother and everything went perfectly.
Marans are a heavy, dual purpose bird. They are generally raised for their dark brown egg, but also make a good meat bird. Marans are named after a port town in France. Over the centuries local birds were bred with birds brought from seaman coming to port. The modern Marans breed began development in the 1800’s and was adopted into the French standard in 1931.
This week’s update isn’t an update on the week, but an update on our to do list. I like lists. Well, it’s not so much the list itself I like, but the crossing things off the list. So gratifying. Since the photo template I use for our weekly updates has nine spaces, I’ll list only nine things that need done. There are, of course, about