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S&B started out with a purely functional purpose: to make good use of land that we own. Over the months, the concept of alpaca farming has branched out to several other areas of farming. In order to run a sustaining farm, we realized that we needed to consider the interconnectedness of the land and the animals, and to provide the best environment that we can for both.

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3 hours ago
S&B Bell Farms, LLC

I’m at the house making soap tonight (lemon scrub and peach mango), while Brian is at the farm doing one of the least favorite jobs: cleaning out the chicken coop 💩😷

At least the chickens are helping!!!
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I’m at the house making soap tonight (lemon scrub and peach mango), while Brian is at the farm doing one of the least favorite jobs: cleaning out the chicken coop 💩😷   

At least the chickens are helping!!!

We intentionally keep separate living spaces for all our animals - but when the goats are still on their summer vacation in the Goat Gulch, they are much closer to sheep pasture than during the rest of the year.

Taking full advantage of this gorgeous weather, we pulled all the sheep up today for a quick FAMACHA and breeding marking check.

Our sneaky little goats decided they wanted to come up for some sweet feed and corn, and wiggled their way right in 🤣
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We intentionally keep separate living spaces for all our animals - but when the goats are still on their summer vacation in the Goat Gulch, they are much closer to sheep pasture than during the rest of the year.   

Taking full advantage of this gorgeous weather, we pulled all the sheep up today for a quick FAMACHA and breeding marking check.  

Our sneaky little goats decided they wanted to come up for some sweet feed and corn, and wiggled their way right in 🤣Image attachment

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had to look up FAMACHA: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAMACHA

They’re no dummies!

We’ve had some pretty perfect weather these past few days.

Happy Fall, y’all 🍂🍁
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We’ve had some pretty perfect weather these past few days. 

Happy Fall, y’all 🍂🍁
2 weeks ago
S&B Bell Farms, LLC

When we disrupt the daily routine of our chickens (like we did when we quit refilling Mattie’s hay rack - which was one of their favorite laying spots) we see a brief increase in cracked eggs. Usually it’s because they all try to lay in the same spot at the same time and end up making a commotion in their nesting boxes.

I spotted this interesting cracking pattern last night - do you see anything? I spotted a stick figure man. Brian saw a tree. 🤣
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When we disrupt the daily routine of our chickens (like we did when we quit refilling Mattie’s hay rack - which was one of their favorite laying spots) we see a brief increase in cracked eggs.  Usually it’s because they all try to lay in the same spot at the same time and end up making a commotion in their nesting boxes. 

I spotted this interesting cracking pattern last night - do you see anything?  I spotted a stick figure man.  Brian saw a tree.  🤣

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Definitely a stick figure!

I see the stick person 😂

Stick Figure man

It’s a person!

4 weeks ago
S&B Bell Farms, LLC

I’ve mentioned before that there are certain events at the farm that happen 100% based on the calendar. For the sheep, today is the day that sets the next year in motion.

Mattie got his toenails clipped and then was fitted with his marking harness. He starts with the bright blue marking crayon (Go Big Blue!) and now it’s his GO time!!
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I’ve mentioned before that there are certain events at the farm that happen 100% based on the calendar.   For the sheep, today is the day that sets the next year in motion. 

Mattie got his toenails clipped and then was fitted with his marking harness.  He starts with the bright blue marking crayon (Go Big Blue!) and now it’s his GO time!!

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Prep for, probably, his most favorite time of year!