Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring Chickens, and More!

Here are a few photos of some recent happenings around the farm. The first is one Jasper and I took the morning the baby turkeys arrived and we just had to see one. The next three are David and Jason Patterson tending to this year's batch of Thanksgiving turkeys just moved onto pasture. They did an awesome job getting the coop tight, as turkey poults are really sensitive to drafts and moisture until they're eight weeks old, after which they're as tough as tanks. (I'll post some more recent photos of them soon.) The next three are of us stuck in the mud at the farm, and having a great time while waiting for back-up! The next three are of this spring's batch of chickens, which will be ready in the middle of June. (Let me know if you'd like some!) Finally, of course, is baby donkey Zion.


  1. Beautiful! I've been following your blog about the farm for a while and noticed your post about say you will have some by mid June? (for laying, I'm assuming). I would love to get a handful from you. I have space for about 4 or 5.

  2. Hi there. Thanks for your comment, and for following the blog! However, the chickens we'll have available in a few weeks are broilers (i.e., not layers). They are the Freedom Rangers, or Label Rouge, variety, which is an Animal Welfare Approved breed that we raise completely on pasture and organic grain. Let me know if you'd like a few.