community, chicken harvesting

7/22 crazy day Chicken harvesting, fishing attempt, lobster party, yogurt making, piglet hose-down, raspberry picking, feta making. We harvested 10 chickens this morning with one of our customers. It went very smoothly, and she was a pro in no time. I think we are pretty good teachers, we help show how normal folks do things. Scalding and plucking a chicken? No biggie- just watch and learn and then you do it. Talking with her was great too- she’s exactly the type of person we are farming for. Totally conscious of meat animals and the difference it makes for everything when … Continue reading community, chicken harvesting

Hotness, more rain

7/18 heatwave We set up our only boxfan for the baby turkeys brooding in the horsetrailer. There was one baby who didn’t make it through the night. It is so hot, and the air so still, that we’re worried about losing them from heat stroke. Poor little things. So insane to go from using a heat lamp to a fan to keep them comfortable. Andrew’s sister’s family came to see us after camping up north. Their kids had just come from 2 hours of air conditioning in the car to the heat of the farm. The beads of sweat began … Continue reading Hotness, more rain