first egg 1/2/12 Yesterday I noticed some commotion near the duck feeder. One of the ladies was behind it, snarfling in the hay. She moved away when she saw me looking, and low and behold………she had laid an egg!!!!!!!!! Our first egg of the new year is exhilarating. Now I am bundled up, coffeed and ready to do chores, and of course see if there are any eggs today. Just finished laying out the new Expense/Income sheets for 2012, but my stupid Excel won’t print the lines in the spreadsheet. Andrew started an off-farm job today, one really close by … Continue reading hello 2012!
turkey days We’re in the midst of a very important time of the year on LTD Farm- turkey harvesting for Thanksgiving. It’s extremely intense for us, and with our compassionate carnivore friends and customers, each turkey is ushered from life to death peacefully. These birds have been an absolute joy, and saying good bye is not easy. Knowing we raised these birds to be very special centerpieces for very special dinners gives purpose and beauty to this event. Having total control over their ending, making sure they are not scared, are fully respected as another being, brings their life to … Continue reading Thanksgiving turkeys and Rosie
1 year Now I can say with certainty that we have lived on our new farm one whole year. There were some disagreements over when it actually began, but I consulted the ole’ journal, and Andrew was right. It was the end of August, not September, when we first actually moved in here. To try and share all that happened in one year would take a novel. It was the craziest time of my life, and that was just moving here. Last fall we busily put up a 30 by 60 ft hoophouse, fenced paddocks for ducks, goats, turkeys and … Continue reading 9/28/2011- 1 year farmiversary