These are 5 month old Red Sex Links (cross between a Leg Horn and a Rhode Island Red). They should start laying in a few weeks.
They’re still a bit shy, but I’m sure they’ll warm up to the other ladies shortly. That brings us up to about 50 hens!
Sowing the Swale
I get by with a little help from my friends…
This swale was the second John put in for his orchard, and is a perfect place for me to plant sprawling melons, squash, and gourds. A swale is basically a ditch on contour designed to catch rainwater in the ditch so that it slowly infiltrates the soil instead of running off. The added depth of topsoil and moisture retention is ideal for trees.
John planted peach, apple, and plum trees that he started from seed last year. This week my friend Rebekah Alford of Bucking Goat Farm, my two nephews, Justin & Noah Hammack, and I cleared and planted the rest. We put in cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, and pumpkins down one side and will plant a second crop on the other side later this summer.
Meat Buyers Club
Delivery Begins in July
We're excited about the amount of interest we've received in the buyers club. It seems that the recent pandemic announcements have awakened people to the fragility of our agricultural systems.
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