This morning my almost 6 year old daughter was reciting the story of Cain and Able to my wife. it went a little like this:
Able brought God his best lamb and it pleased God. His brother Cain only brought God his Crocs, and God wasn’t pleased!
My wife then asked, what are “Crocs”? Caidyn answered, “you know, Crocs-shoes, God didn’t like just getting a pair of shoes…”
Well you can imagine the laughter that followed, and the puzzled look on the kids face.. Carla went on to explain that it wasn’t “Crocs”, but Crops-like we grow in the garden.
Then, the kicker “Oh yeah, they didn’t have ‘Crocs’ back then, just sandals”…..
did anyone see the latest “Superbowl” news story?
Elevated Corn Prices Means Smaller Chicken-Wing Supply For Big Game...
Yes, corn prices have increased, and so has the supply of locally grown wings!
Packed Yesterday, just in time for the Game!
So if you find yourself in need of some Local Free-Range Wings (Drums too!) for your party….gimmie a call!
(capt) Rex & (cmdr) Cody snooze the afternoon away
We recently adopted 2 pups. The Great White Pyrenees brothers, Rex and Cody come from the Clear Meadow Farm in Campobello. All of M7 are excited to welcome the boys home!
While I was out with the camera (found it) I thought I’d snap a few shots of what’s growing-on around here.
Hows that for a Big Boy
These boys will be with us till the end of Febuary
This run of chickens is about 3 weeks from finishing!
The Chicken Tractor v2.1b
so there you go, getting cooler and the animal end of things will slow over-Winter with big plans for the Spring.
Day Old Chicks as sent from Hatchery
in the brooder for 4 weeks
Yes...they are really that cute
at 4 weeks into the first "tractor"
realized I had uploaded those before the camera went missing…
1973 Model Cale, 1949 Model Farmall M
Well not too much longer and we can start over fresh. I planned to post a few of the pics I’ve taken over the last little while, but I can’t find the camera I bought to use for the updates here. Matter of fact, I’ve not seen it since my youngest celebrated her first Birthday on November the 25th.
Sadly, it was not only full of 1st birthday party fun, it was also jammed packed with photos of our first round of Broilers, the building of 2 chicken tractors in less than one week, said broilers pecking around the yard, the Pigs becoming Hogs, finished broilers, Farmall Tractor action, a new set of Broilers and even larger Hogs…
Hopefully it will turn up sometime soon in the post Christmas clean-up!?
More Food News
Despite its efforts, even Whole Foods cannot keep GMOs out of the products it sells (correction)
Whole Foods Blog Responds (linked below):
A few food related stories linked from the past week…in case you missed them buried under the NFL Replacement Referee or DWTS news!
France orders probe after rat study links GM corn, cancer
Interested? Thoughts? Concerns?……
I’m way overdue on a post, so please accept my apologies.
First things first….all the seeds we started died-bummer! My Guineas appear to have left the farm for parts unknown to boot!
But, our Hogs are growing right along, and our Broilers are finally in the Chicken Tractor.
Speaking of Broilers…there they are-inside the box just a day old and all the way from Quakertown PA!
Unpacked and enjoying the booder
Not an elevated casket, it’s the brooder, before the vents and chicks were installed!
That my friends was at one time, Aunt Estelles back porch deck….
now it magically transforms into a Joel Salatin style Chicken Tractor.
Here it is, awaiting a door, but filled with 62 chicks!
I’m still digesting it all…but it’s Revolutionary, and chock full of Revelation…..
I must insist you go watch this film!
it will change they way you view “Gardening”…..and maybe even life