Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

On April 12 we officially had the first chickens out on grass. Well, grass such as it is when the snow has only been off  it a week or less.  We needed to clean out the clearspan building in preparation for our summer production, so these chickens got kicked out and...
Grass

Grass

Harvesting sunlight: that’s what we do.  At a “grazing school” we recently attended, one of the presenters said, “There are very few free lunches in this world….The sun is one of them.”  One of the things we knew and had reinforced...

Grass is our biggest commodity.  It’s what we turn into top quality chicken and pork.  It makes all the difference in eggs and beef, too.  It always amazes us how the grass behind the chicken tractors is enriched.  This photo shows the tractor tracks nicely. ...

THEY’RE OUT!!  We have a clearspan full of baby birds, but the tractors are filling up.  The rainy, windy weather was a challenge, but Mark shifted wind blocks around as the wind changed and the birds did OK.   We’ve actually been able to harvest some from...
collaboration

collaboration

“Many hand make light work.”  So said my wise and very experienced Grandmother.  We’ve found that not only do many hand make light work–it’s a lot more fun, too.  Here’s some of our projects: This weekend we trekked north of...

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