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Pastured Poultry

Pastured Poultry

The last of the chicks for this season go out on the pasture today.  Sam’s glad to clean out the clearspan building and have a week’s respite before starting the monthly winter batches.  Pastured poultry is our mainstay, but pastured meats is our overall...
Seasons

Seasons

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to harvest….” I noticed this week that there is a bit of fog in the mornings.  And that the nights are...

Sharing the farm is one of our favorite activities.  This can take many forms, from a simple tour to a meal of farm food to helping with farm jobs.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve done it all.  Sam grilled chicken halves for a MIFFS board tour and dinner. ...
HOT chicks

HOT chicks

With the super hot weather lately, there are different challenges to raising broiler chickens.  These birds are hybrid and have trouble with extremes of weather.  In the past we have lost many birds to the heat despite our best efforts, but we’ve also learned a...

Sunday night is gear-up night. We’ve found that picking up chickens at night makes the job a lot easier. Chickens (and other fowl) don’t move at night. That makes them easy prey for nocturnal hunters, including chicken farmers. The guys go out after dark,...

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