It’s ok. It’s just one word. Workaround. Seems to be a word in everyone’s life as of late. Yes? It’s a good thing that we’re flexible (scoff), I mean as a people in general. Most of us, when hit with continued problems brought on by – say – a nasty pandemic, have been able to find ways to work around the issues and continue doing what we need to. What we need to for family, for work, for outreach, etc. That’s the workaround. Continue reading
We have a lot of broody happening here. Broody in the 2nd sense of the word, rather than the first. We have 3 incredibly broody hens, and one goose. So far, only one hen has hatched any chicks, but it’s early days still. Continue reading
We do snacks around here really quite well. Snacks for us, snacks for goats, snacks for chickens. Snacks are always a good thing! Chickens eat many things that may surprise you. They are really little omnivores. Our chickens are not “vegetarian” – which I think is ridiculous anyway. Do you wonder what vegetarian chickens eat for protein? I do. AND, you know if there is any type of but that shows his face in their home, they will be eaten! Continue reading
We’ve had some exciting days here on the farm lately. The kind of excitement that gets your heart pounding. Maybe not for good reasons either. I can easily make you understand completely by typing one word – s n a k e ! Continue reading
We’ve been experiencing heavy winds again, of late. After Tuesday’s great weather day, we’ve been rather warm, with scirocco type winds. Technically Scirocco’s come over the Mediterranean into Europe, but most recently scirocco has been used to describe any hot oppressive wind. That’s what we’ve had lately. Continue reading
I’m saying “fair warning” because we are going to talk about Chicken Processing day. Sometimes these things can be difficult for people to handle. We will talk about it and you will have a couple of photos and one video. If you are squeamish, if you don’t want to hear about where chicken meat comes from, or if you have small children that you don’t want to expose to butchering – please give this blog a miss. It’s not that it’ll be at all graphic, but the information will be there and we may speak about it frankly. Fair warning. Continue reading
Just wanted to give you all a quick update. The meat birds received a reprieve thanks to the wind. Winds were high all night and are still as I write this at 4:23 on Saturday afternoon. We had a quick meeting in the morning and all agreed (especially the chickens) that we couldn’t really do this today. Tuesday we will look into taking over the dinky house and surrounding area to process everyone. We’ll still need to do the final cleaning here – because the dinky house is just not ready for that, and probably won’t be for a while. But if we can take care of most of the bird cleaning over there, inside, we’ll be so much better off than doing everything outside in the hot, drying wind. We don’t want to end up with chicken jerky!
I want to give a shout out to our friend Ryan R. and our friend Kayla J.-F. for being so sweet to offer to help. Ryan may still be able to help on Tuesday, we’ll just see how things go. I will be updating you along the way.
Hope y’all have a great weekend! And, as always~
Thanks for reading!
Processing. Day. Tomorrow is the day. If you would just keep us in your thoughts and prayers, that would be so very helpful to us.
We made it! June. Now begins the season of Monsoon and hot days and chicken processing, among other things. Plus, there are so many things to catch you up on! I think We’re going to have to do another bullet post; however, I do not have photos to go with everything. So this is going to be a quick and dirty rundown. (I always say things like that and then its 1000 words later…) Continue reading
So this is the end of the week. How’s your Saturday going? We’ve had an exciting few days and we’re glad it’s now the weekend. It’s nice that at this time of the afternoon most of the heavy work is behind. We’re hoping that things will be a bit calmer and maybe cooler over the next couple of days. Continue reading