Booked a chicken processing date today: slaughterhouse day is July 29. They've been looking good all along, but suddenly, the White Rocks are seeming especially mighty tasty. I keep remembering one of them hurrying by with a long worm trailing from his beak, then quickly slurping … [Read more...] about Weighing chickens
A week after arrival, the 25 Shaver Red Sex Link ready-to-lay layers are starting to lay. That's good. We're up to 7-8 eggs a day, and most are just shy of Small (on the official egg scale), but the numbers are improving daily. Much watching and counting...you can easily get … [Read more...] about Farm eggs with hot sausage
Five hours and done! This year's main seed order was a first: finished in one session! Usually, it takes two. My head was starting to spin a little, but I felt COMPELLED by the late date to keep going (although I don't think I've ever been much earlier, I always just plan to be). … [Read more...] about Main order done!
Egg production has been moving along smooth as anything. The girls are great, easy going, seem to be having a good time, and they're pumping out 23-25 eggs a day. Besides giving them out to everyone around here, there's been enough to take to market every other week as a CSA … [Read more...] about Weighing eggs