In addition to the lambs -- another set of twins was born yesterday -- baby chicks and piglets have also moved into the barnyard.
The chicks arrived at the Pennington Post Office last Wednesday -- 50 Barred Plymouth Rocks, a heritage breed known for being a good all-rounder. They are good egg layers, but they're also good for meat.
The chicks are now at home in our coal-fired brooder, spending their days eating, sleeping and growing. When they are adults, they will move into the hen house, replacing last spring's flock.
The piglets -- a mix of breeds -- were born on a farm in Flemington and are now 10-weeks old. They arrived at Howell Farm last Friday and will stay until they're fully fattened.