Jeff Campbell

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We have a two acre homestead with laying hens, turkeys, red wattle and large black hogs and Nigerian dwarf goats.
Amador County
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Recent posts by Jeff Campbell

Thank you sir!
1 month ago
We’ve been busy. Butchered about 25 hogs so far this year...
1 month ago
We’ve used Ideal and Strombergs. The post office left 135 chicks on the dock one long weekend then delivered them on a Tues. Strombergs took care of all of it and we received 150 birds the next week. Ideal sent us broilers that did really well outside on pasture. We grew some out to six months, they turned into turkeys!  No leg or breathing issues. I’ve bought broilers at tractor supply that came from Privett that did well also.
4 months ago
I’m starting this as a little diary of ideas and what I build for some shelter I need for the winter. I need to build a new goat shed for my bucks, fix the does pen in the barn and add a milk stand or room or something to milk in for the winter. I have to repurpose a small barn into a chicken coop and we need more nesting boxes. The turkeys need some pens or they’ll stay up in the trees when it gets to raining. I need portable shelters for my pigs that are up in the forest. I’ve got to get a potting shed/greenhouse going. I’m going to need a smokehouse. We will probable start with building a sauna. A few outbuildings will be built on a steep south facing slope. I’ve been gathering up wood and getting everything ready. I have a large stack of pallets we have started taking apart. I’ll add some pictures in after I get all my materials together. If you have any experience with any of these things chime in...
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7 months ago
 Hello! I’ve been slacking on posting, been pretty busy. We’ve butchered 27 hogs this summer. I’m taking five more to the abattoir in the morning, that will leave me with 105. We haven't had any rain since May, so it’s pretty dry around here. it should start raining in a few weeks so we are starting to prepare for it. Getting shelters prepped, getting garden beds ready for fall and winter greens and root vegetables, cleaning out the squash vines that are still going, feeding and watering all the stock, building fences, those are some of our daily tasks. My friend gave me a rabbit hutch with a buck and three does and two litters, 17 total. One of the mommas had kits four nights ago. The turkeys have raised some poults and a few of them are getting pretty big, we named one lucky boy Thanksgiving Dinner. Some of the broody hens hatched chicks, I think there are about ten new chickens running around. I’ve been working on all the cars, the Tahoe’s brakes were shot, we kept driving it till they al ost fell off. The new GMC 2500 has a short in it somewhere and they told me it’s not under warranty, I think it’s in the trailer wiring harness. I’m going through it and cleaning all the wiring up proper. We’ve been selling at 7 markets this summer, 4 of them are seasonal and the other three go all year. We make deliveries to Tahoe once a week also. Well here’s a little update and here are a few pics...
8 months ago
Traded some pork chops for some salvia plants. My begonias finally sprouted last week. The sorrel is going to seed, it’s potted with tarragon and rue. After I harvest the seeds I’m going to divide all three. The tarragon will make a dozen plants and the rue and sorrel should make a few each. We scored 5 gallon rose bushes at Lowe’s on the clearance rack last week as well.
11 months ago
My comfrey! I made some divisions a few weeks ago, they all took off and are going to flower. The bees love it. Do I divide them now or should I wait until the fall?
11 months ago
We’ve got a lot of piggies on the ground right now. Shooting for 80 butchered this year.
1 year ago
I made some goat cheese and some jalapeño poppers, yesterday...
1 year ago
Thanks Jim! It’s been pretty nice up here lately, in the upper 40’s at night and mid 70’s in the day time...
1 year ago