Thursday, June 14, 2012
Planning 6 months to a year ahead has become our natural course around here. With the pork operation growing I am developing a waiting list for the batch to begin October 2012 and be harvested February 2013. The $50.00 deposit will not be collected until September 2012. I am developing the list so that I can reserve the proper amount of piglets and build more pens if necessary. So drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve or side or just need full details. Moonstruck signing off!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Some of my favorite things....roses, fresh green beans, the first tomato of the season and Molly!! She has truly been a blessing lately with babies everywhere and new pens going in and moving animals this way and that!! Yes, if you don't close the door all the way those laying hen babies will squeeze through and run out!!! They are fast too! Molly catches them, and waits for me to come and get them!! It is awesome! One she caught and it freaked her out by playing dead so she walked away, and I thought oh know she was too rough! I picked it up and put it in the coop and it ran away!! The piglets she corralled with a few nips on the heels and back in the pen they went! Now, when I go into the coop to feed the laying hen babies Molly stands guard at the door to make sure none get out. The cows are pretty docile, but if they show any agitation at all a few quick barks and they are back in line. She is by far one of the best additions to the farm in the last few years. Of course, she is my constant companion also, and whines terribly if I waste anytime going outside once the overalls are on....as she is right now. Have a good day everyone!!
We made fresh squeezed orange juice today and received 5 cups of juice from about 3 - 3.5 lb. oranges from Glen Cairn, and it was sooooooo good!!