April 2016

So It Begins

AJ is caring for our this season’s first batch of two hundred Cornish Cross chicks.  The first few days are pure joy, since fluffy, cheeping chicks are undeniably cute.  As they get older, caring for them becomes more of a chore, as they eat more, drink more, and make a lot more mess.  By the end […]

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Dogs Are Back!

Just in time for warmer weather and backyard grilling, we picked up a hundred pounds of bun length hot dogs from the butcher.  Made with our pork and all certified organic ingredients, these taste great and don’t leave you with regrets.  “Regrets, I’ve had a few” after eating national leading brand hot dogs.  A side

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Fathers’ Day

I’m amazed at how patient the boar is with all the piglets.  He doesn’t act very paternal; I’d actually anthropomorphize his relationship as more avuncular than patenal.  Which is to say he isn’t involved in their care and maintenance, but he plays games with them occasionally and shows up for birthday parties where he wins their affection by

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Too Late Smart

I noticed a heifer had a loop of electric fence wire tightly wrapped around her foot.  It was old galvanized wire, a light gauge wire that remains partially buried here and there.  The wire is probably twenty or more years old.  It was strung all over the farm on rebar posts, then abandoned.  It is particularly

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