Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Humble Creatures on the Farm
Here are Daisy and Maizy...our newest additions to the farm. Originally we planned on having goats to raise kids to sell, and make goat milk soap. Now we may, on this path of simplicity actually use the milk for our own consumption. Of course, the real blessing is that we have 3 uses for the goats. I think that goats are a great asset to the farm!
Here is part of the new flock. It is a mixed flock, of 19 hens, a rooster and 9 chicks. My thoughts after collecting 25 eggs in 2 days are HIP HIP HURRAY!!! I have observed that 3 are not laying so true to our motto we will be harvesting these for the freezer(No lay no stay). I will watch for a full week, just in case the move caused the ceasing in laying. This flock will totally be for eggs to eat and to hatch to perpetuate the hens we utilize for meat. The Dominique's and Turkens will be to raise to sell the chicks, and for eggs to sell.
Still feeling like I am in a cloud, so as you look out in the sky, you may see me!lol