The Stead

We moved to MO in November 2009. Our first year focused on setting up a garden, mending fences, building a chicken coop, and raising our first flock of Buckeye chickens. We were rewarded with our first eggs on 2/13/11, but enjoyed several homegrown chicken dinners even earlier. We bought a second flock in Summer 2011, but we only have three of our original chickens left: Roos Tooth, a Buckeye rooster; Goldie, an Ameraucana hen; and Blue, a Buff Orpington hen. Our chickens free range, with supplemental feed and table scraps.

We also have two wether goats, an Alpine named Vader and a Nubian named Baby. These were later joined by three more Nubians, a milk doe named Rosie and her two bucklings, JJ and Patches.

So far in 2012, we’ve added more Buckeyes, Ameraucanas and a few Silver Phoenixes¬†and Welsummers. We hope to move into meat rabbits soon.

We endeavor to be as natural as possible and do not spray chemicals on our land.

The Grateful Stead exists with much gratitude to and in loving memory of Carol “Christy” McDivitt.


2 thoughts on “The Stead

  1. I watched your you-tube vioeds of your cats and goats being shocked by your electric fence. You know, the vioeds that you thought were so funny. If your still wondering if it hurts or not, why don’t you try it and let me know how funny it is to be shocked! Just because you say that the animals are okay now and that you love your animals, doesn’t make it so in my book. I sure wouldn’t want to be loved by you! I’m interested in knowing just how you train your children. I can certainly understand why you blocked the comments.

    • Benjamin, I have no idea what you’re talking about, so I think that you definitely have me confused with someone else. I don’t have electric fencing, and if I did, I assure you that I wouldn’t be posting such things and definitely not finding it funny. I hope this is a sincere comment, a mistake, and not some weird trolling or spam. I assure you that my animals and children are well cared for.

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