I’ll admit, the title of the article is a bit of click-bait. COVID-19 has no effects on poultry, well at least not directly.Continue reading “COVID-19 leading to smaller turkeys”
If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that the shelves at most grocery retailers are a bit bare… Grocery shelves that have historically been fully-stocked were suddenly barren of all products. The canned food aisle is empty and the meat coolers are picked over and product is sparse.
Perdue Farms was just forced to recall over 68,000 lbs of chicken nuggets because they may have been contaminated with wood.Continue reading “Would you like wood with that?”
We’ve had our New Zealand meat rabbits for a little while now and last week we celebrated our first litter of baby bunnies. In a few months, these rabbits will be up to proper size to butcher and put a few pounds of delicious rabbit meat into the freezer.
Every so often it’s more important to slow down and create memories than it is to be super productive on the farm. Today was one of those days. Papa came over to help with removing a large tree stump and after the work with the tractor was completed, he stuck around to give the girls a ride around the property on the farm tractor.Continue reading “Tractor Time”
Organic, pastured, cage free, free range, humanely raised. They’re all different names for the same thing, right? Chicken. Meat.
What about “cell-cultured food products”?Continue reading “What’s in a name?”
Kaylee, our youngest daughter, performed in her VPK play for Thanksgiving. She had the honor of being one of the turkeys, not just one of the pilgrims. Keep in mind, the turkeys have much more of a role in the performance- they sing the classic “Turkey Time” and get to walk around the entire seating area as they gobble and sing.Continue reading “Our little turkey”
The Thanksgiving turkeys are getting big. They are enjoying their diet of pesticide-free pasture, GMO-free feed, and bugs / insects. These birds will make a great addition to your holiday meal. They will be available for pickup on the Monday before Thanksgiving so that you have time to brine them with your favorite recipe. They are delivered fresh, not frozen, for optimal flavor.
Two months after receiving our Cornish Cross chicks from Schlect Hatchery, we ended up with around a hundred pounds of fresh meat for the freezer.
We learned a lot along the way, suffered some losses, and ended up with some amazing pasture-raised poultry that will feed our family in the upcoming days.
I think that we’ll end up changing the feed mixture in future batches of chickens. Some of the birds ended up being a little too large… One tipped the scale at 9 lbs!
When we purchased this property, it was unimproved pasture land. There were horses on it at one point, but the organic matter was virtually non-existent and the grasses were very poor quality.Continue reading “Organic fertilizer”