The thermometer was at -2 degrees as the sun came up, and we were glad we pushed hard the day before to get the laying hens into their winter housing. Chickens are unperturbed by cold weather, so long as they can be dry and find shelter from the wind. Each year they appear startled by the first snow, but soon they discover that snow is edible and after that first indecisive day they seem to accept and to appreciate it.
We have snowy conditions at the farm and I don’t think I can safely get out of here for tomorrow morning’s deliveries. It looks like we have snow here and sleet in our destination area in NJ. I am going to need to postpone Friday’s morning deliveries until Sunday morning. All the Friday deliveries from noon onward are still on track, and so are all the Saturday deliveries. I am setting the following revised schedule for deliveries: Red Bank – Sunday 9AM – 9:50AM Matawan – Sunday 10:30AM – 11:15AM Westfield –… Read More
We moved next week’s Doorstep Delivery date to Tuesday to ensure that everyone gets their Thanksgiving turkeys delivered on time. Note that we have a coupon code THANKS18 for $5 off of any turkey ordered for Doorstep Delivery. Orders need to be placed by the 11:59PM Sunday. We’ll get everything to the Fedex hub by Monday night and then they will deliver all packages on Tuesday. We freeze our turkeys at -10° F to guarantee high quality and we ship them frozen with an insulated line and an ice pack. Turkeys will… Read More
I stopped the tractor on this crisp and windy afternoon to photograph a bit of the beauty in our pastures.