For a long while now I haven't really felt like I was much into the way of farming. Life was so incredibly busy in other areas I didn't have much time to do much of anything else.
It hasn't gotten less busy but we have just decided to dive in. My daughter told me the other day as we were driving home from getting these...
"We are a farm again, mom." We've only had a few chickens lately. And they aren't even laying yet. But now we are back into farming.
These little guys start off so cute. People say, "They are too cute to eat." Well, we've only had them a couple weeks and they are already growing and I venture to guess they won't be cute for long.
This week it turned into autumn, by calendar and by weather. Their run will be a mud pit in no time at all. I'm sure they will love it. But it will turn ugly quickly.
When we first brought them home I was so nervous about raising them. This is definitely a new experience for us. I quickly put up electric wire to help keep them in their pen. I've done tons of reading. Talked to the gal I bought them from. I'm still a little nervous but as much. We'll see how it goes. If all goes well we will do it again. I'm raising these for some friends. I was going to get one more but I think we'll see how these 2 work out and go forward from there.
They will be butchered in January some time. In the meantime we'll let you watch them grow and share the experience.
|This is one of my favorite pictures. Pork Chop and Hamhock.|