Friday, July 29, 2011

Releasing Chuckars & Pheasants

We recently opened the gates to the pheasant and chuckar cages, releasing them out into the great wide open. We figured after a bit they would be gone, flying off to a more rocky location. They have surprised us, however, by sticking around the farm and returning to the barn every night.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Year Ago, Feeling Sentimental...

As I am planning Finn's Birthday bash, I find myself feeling quite sentimental. Here I am about a year ago, awaiting arrival of the little boy who has changed our lives forever. Love that kid!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Too Many Roosters!

We are not buying straight run chicks again. 23 of the 30 purchased grew into roosters. Using the "killing cone" method, all extra roosters have been processed and are now in the freezer. It was a learning experience for all of us, to say the least.

Girls plucking. Kaziah is quite skilled at this task, but every rooster became Roxie's favorite and she couldn't handle it anymore, poor kid.

Even though we knew rooster meat would not be the most tender, we had to fry some up - just because. Finn loved it!