We Love Our Hens…. Too Much

“The fairies, as their custom, clapped their hands with delight over their cleverness, and they were so madly in love with the little house that they could not bear to think they had finished it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

To be honest, that’s how we all feel around here on the farm. I would like say that we all lent a hand to build this house for our hens, but I would be exaggerating.

Chad’s dad who is a Jack of all trades and master of most, compared to me anyway,  built this movable hen house from materials found around the farm.

So easy to move around the pastures by hand, tractor, skid steer,        4 wheeler, or whatever happens to be available at the moment.

We do love our hens. They give us eggs, manure, meat, and just all around good feelings. It’s awesome to see Jack and Gus doing there chores of collecting eggs and feeding as well as watering.

Yes we do love our chickens… and if the Hen Harem proves one thing, it might be we love them too much.

Good Night Irene

Good night Irene Good night… La Da dee Da de Da.!!

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Well I don’t really call our pigs Irene. It’s something more like Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hammy, Bacon… you get the point

But it’s a kind way to say goodbye to those little porkers and hello to full freezers and happy customers.

It was a good year for our piggies. We would’ve loved to see them a little fatter. Next year we’ll tweak our feeding program and update our breed stock.

The important thing on a farm is not to be afraid to try new ideas. You never know what will work best until you figure it out for yourself.

It’s like life. You can follow other peoples ideas for your life or you can just do it yourself. You’ll always be happier when you discover who you really are and how you should live. Not how another person, family or friend, thinks you should live.

Well I made some buns for our pulled pork for ourPulled Pork Buns

1st annual Harvest Party. We’re roastinga pig in a pit thanks to Chads dad and Bob his friend.

We’ll have some family and friends out and celebrate our Farm to Table under the stars right in our very own fruit orchard; one of my favorite places on the farm.

Yes Irene it will be a good night.