The Pioneer chickens have been doing great on the pasture! They are so small, but seem so hardy, and they are loving their new home! We were very pleased with the Red Ranger chickens, but so far, I am a big fan of these Pioneer chickens. It's so cool to see the chicks running around in the chicken tractor pecking away and playing! We strongly believe in raising animals the right way and you can taste the difference! Some have asked when the next round of chickens will be ready...They will be processed and ready around the first week of August. You can place orders now or closer to the date.
What else is new? The cows are getting big and loving all this rain, as it helps keep the pasture lush and healthy. A family friend was over and asked if the old wise tale was true (when cows sit down in one place for an extended time, it is going to rain), but I cannot say yes or no to that... :) It does seem like that at times! It's fun to sit and watch them walk around in the rain and eat away without a care in the world. The other day, the kids and I sat and watched the cows just being cows...a nice gentle breeze was blowing, sky was clear, and everything was perfect! It's the little things in life... :)
Last thing...We've had a few emails asking for advice on chickens, goats, along with a few questions on veggie gardens. We will be putting together a webpage at a later date with ideas/tips/suggestions that we have done around the farm. Trust me, working with animals and plants, one thing that works for someone, might not work for others. I often refer back to "proven" ideas of the past, only to find that a few modifications here and there can make an even greater impact on whatever we are working with. Do what works for you and "borrow" ideas from others! :) Let us know if we can help! -RJ