Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hot and Humid! Chickens on deck.

Things are sure growing furiously in this hot and humid weather! Green, LUSH lawn. Tall, sturdy weeds. Prolific, energetic mosquitos. What more could a farmer want?!! You can envision our to-do list as its not very long: mow, mow, weed, weed, and then mow some more. Be sure to wear long-sleeved shirt and long pants. When the heat breaks, we'll be busy.

This Saturday will be our first chicken processing day. I'm excited. And a little anxious. Lots of details (and there are lots) have been worked out, but a few big ones still are pending. It will be good to just give it our best shot at preparing well, gathering our team, and then getting the job done to the best of our ability. Then we'll celebrate, eat good, nutritious chicken dinner, and analyze how it all went to improve for next time.

Next time? Yes, that's right. Next processing date will be in about 6 weeks. We're in this for the long haul and by next year want to have a good, efficient, healthy system down to produce nutritious pasture poultry. Its definately an adventure full of ups and downs.

But then all of life is an adventure. We're thankful to be on GrassStain Farm growing food, enjoying life with friends and family, and knowing the blessings of our Creator.

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