Wet weather has slowed our small grain planting down, but it looks like we will finally get it in the field soon. We have started feeding heirloom corn silage and the cows love it. Winter coats are showing up on the animals and we will be processing 5 or 6 beeves before long. Our expansion into pork production is going well and we are looking forward to some Christmas sausage. Our latest litter of pigs is almost 4 weeks old and they are beautiful. We have expanded our hog lot to include a shaded and protected natural area with a good many oak trees (in case you didn't know, acorns are a "delicacy" for hogs). The short days are coming sooner than I would like, so I guess that means more work by flashlight. This week's project will be preparing our brooder house for a shipment of baby chicks that will arrive late this week if there is no delay from the hatchery. Orders for beef have come fast, and we only have 2 cows ready to process that are not spoken for. We are thrilled at the response, and just wish we had more cows ready. We have more on the way, though.
Posted by Wesley and Bethany
@ 09:19 AM EST