Chicken Processing

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Posted by Angie | Posted in Chickens | Posted on 29-07-2011

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Those pesky roosters are finally outta here. Hubby loaded them onto the trailer and took off at 6:00 am to go to a friends house. They had about 25 Cornish Crosses that they needed processed.

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Here they are after the long morning. Nice & cozy in the freezer. Not sure what kind of meals we’ll get out of them (2 were over a year old), but if nothing else we’ll have some tasty soups.

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Per oldest son’s request we did keep Diddle. He’s quite happy amongst all his ladies & feeling pretty lucky!

Pig update

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Posted by Angie | Posted in Pigs | Posted on 27-07-2011

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Here are our boys at around 4 months of age. They are adorable and very friendly (although at feeding time they can get a bit nippy). The kiddos have named them Piglet and Rusty.

We have them in hog panel right now that we move around the yard. They have a pretty good diet of white clover, various weeds, kitchen scraps, and non-medicated hog pellets. They’re gaining weight beautifully. At around 7 weeks they were 23 lbs., and now have to be pushing 75 lbs.

I’m hoping we’ll be able to slaughter at the beginning of December. It will be hard to tell them bye though.

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It’s been awhile

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Posted by Angie | Posted in Family | Posted on 26-07-2011

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since I posted. A lot has happened in those 2 months… Some good, some not so good. Lord willing I intend to make a real effort at this blogging thing this time around. Stay tuned for updates on our family, our farm, & the changes that we’ve gone through. Come back tomorrow for a pig update!

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Sunflower in our garden.