It's January 2013 and our chickens are well established and laying many eggs. Come take a walk with Farmer Tom and Bear the Dog on a cold winter's day as they visit the luxurious Chick Inn and collect the daily allotment of eggs. Included is the first appearance of the "Egg Cam"
The sheep business has begun. See us bring our new sheep home from the breeder in Eagle, WI. Three seasoned ewes and five young ewe lambs are the starter core of our flock at Bear Valley Farm; and they will all bring forth many cute little lambs in the near future. This is going to be an adventure.
Hop aboard an ATV with Farmer Tom and take a tour of the whole property from the mailbox to the barn to the hayfield to the Flying Field to The Enchanted Grotto to the Garden to Beaver Park to the Bridge to the ATV Trail to Chester Lake to the Chick Inn and finally a visit with the animals.
Sheep must be taken care of. Part of our job is to make sure our animal's hooves are maintained with regular trimming and the use of anti-bacterial footbaths to keep problems like foot-rot from occurring. "Footbath Follies" highlights our livestock's very first footbath experience.
It''s February 2013. Farmer Tom and his wife Sharon visit a sheep breeder in Eagle Wisconsin to take a gander at the flock from which the sheep for Bear Valley Farm will come. This is our very first introduction to the wonderful world the sheep. Included is the birth of a baby lamb (not too icky).
This is the first day that our new sheep were taken outside to get acquainted with their new home. Also, we get to say good morning to all the animals as they get ready for yet another fun-filled day at the farm. Included is the hilarious "donkey roll"
"Soaring Above Bear Valley" will give you a bird's-eye view of our beloved Bear Valley Farm. We strapped a video camera to a radio-controlled airplane and took some amazing footage of the property, some scenes even above the clouds. Very cool.
Fabio is our breeding ram whom we introduced to the flock in October 2013, as you will see. Fabio was much smaller than all the ewes but he did the job he was purchased for. Within a year he will have nearly doubled in size. Fabio is a fine ram and we love his gentle temperament.