When I flew in to San Diego, my friends Ray and Tony picked me up at the airport and took me to my folks’. Mom wasn’t in any shape to be driving around and Dad needed to stay with her. So I had the opportunity to visit with my besties, eat lunch at DZ Akins’ , and take a tour of Hatfield Creek Aquaponics farm. Continue reading
Yep, used that as a title. I’m in California this week. Mom’s doing well, thanks for all the kind thoughts and love. Sue is taking care of things on the farm… I’m hoping that Dustin is helping where he can. Sue’s been a bit quiet about how things are going, but she did say that she cleaned 8 pasty butts on Sunday afternoon. Those butts belonged to the banty chicks. So, they are really small butts. This happens on occasion. Mostly if we get them over the initial issue they do fine after a week or so. Pasty butt can be brought on by the stress of the shipping, or because they got too cold. She also sent along this photo of the sunrise from the other day. It’s always gorgeous at the very beginning and very ending of the day.
Tomorrow I hope to be able to write a bit about the tour of the aquaponics farm that Ray, Tony, and I took on Saturday and talk about how that’s going for the owners.
I just wanted to write quickly right now so you didn’t think I was ignoring you all! Stay tuned for the random postings!
Here we are, just having processed a batch of chickens and now getting a new little batch again. This time not to eat, though. Well, let me think about that statement. There may be a bit of non-truth to that. What do I mean? Continue reading
Everyone deserves to have a witness to their life. Someone who sees what you’re going through, understands your story, can sympathize with you, draw attention to your needs if you are unable to do so, or simply be there with you when things are difficult. Our farm has its own witness; two really, but one who really keeps an eye on what’s going down. Continue reading
Well, we had a change of plans for today that gave the meat birds a reprieve until Monday. When I put them up for the night yesterday evening, I sang to them (in my very gargly voice) “It’s the last midnight, So, goodbye all. Coming at you fast, midnight -Soon you’ll see the sky fall” from Into the Woods. They were not fans. Then today – Sue told then they could have a couple more days. They were so happy. They ran around eating everything in sight! Well – they do that on any given day anyway. I think they really have no idea. Continue reading
Yes, it is almost Friday – just a few short hours and we’re into the weekend. What’s your weekend hold? Ours has officially become a processing weekend. But before we get there, let’s talk a bit about yesterday and today. They’ve not been that exciting, but every day is an adventure, right? Continue reading
Tonight we’re doing a bullet list type of thing. I’m starting this at 7:10 p.m., and for some reason – I am just way dragged out. So, I’m not doing a long thought out post – and I don’t have any photos to share with you… so this will be boring. Ready! Continue reading
Happy Sunday everyone… here we go! Photos for you – I’ll do my best to explain what we have, but as has been the case as of late – there really isn’t a cohesive theme. I’m starting with this photo of Leggs because I think it’s funny. This was Friday morning. I was changing the bandage on her foot and she just ended up sitting in my lap like that. She just stayed like that the entire time I worked on her foot. She was pretty comfortable. Continue reading
If you call something “untitled” isn’t that giving it a title? So, should I really just call this “titled”? These are the strange things go through my mind on occasion. Maybe it would be better if I just gave it a title… nah. Besides, I found this great logo that I’m borrowing from the “Untitled Supper Club” in Chicago. I took a gander at their website and I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to check it out when I was visiting last year. Looks like they have a great three course, Prix Fixe Menu and over 550 whisky choices. Anyway, someone go there and let me know what I’ve been missing. Back to today’s post. You know how I like to do an overarching theme, linking several events together under the main title? I just don’t have that today. What I do have is a couple of photos and one event to share. Let’s get to it. Continue reading
Odd things happen on the farm, dontcha know. You go out to feed and there’s a goat hanging upside down from the fence. You go to throw afternoon scratch out and a chicken has disappeared, only to show up a couple hours later wanting back in the pen. Sometimes – especially recently – we’ve had chickens die for no discernible reason, those are always difficult. Just odd things; some funny, some sad, all odd. Continue reading