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Odds and Ends

The weather has turned hot again.  We had three nice days, lows in the lower 80’s with low humidity.  Unfortunately we are back to highs near or into the 90’s with high humidity.  All that is to say working outside … Continue reading

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Long Weekend – Speed Round

I have so busy I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a blog, so I am going to write a speed round blog post to get caught up.  These topics may or may not be in order. … Continue reading

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Exciting Turkey Morning

As a preface to this story, yesterday was a very cold and blustery fall day, more akin to late October/Early November weather.  That said, this morning I went out to open the chicken coop so our oldest chickens could free … Continue reading

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Too Many Roosters = Butchering Day

It just so happened that my good friend Ruth at Firesign Family Farms was having a butchering day today.  I was able to make it, and I had a few extra roosters to take with me.  Before today we had … Continue reading

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Catching Up On a Lot of Things

There have been a lot of little things that I have been getting done as time allows. I made three new PVC feeders for the new rabbit cages.  They are essentially the same as those for the chickens in the … Continue reading

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After the Rain…. Turkeys

I wrote this post last week, but in the process of waiting to get pictures uploaded and the busy-ness of life I forgot to actually post it.  So here it is, late. We got blasted yesterday afternoon and night with … Continue reading

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Great Info on Dressed Out Weight of Farm Animals

I often ask people who I think are in “the know” how much meat you actually get from the average animal when you butcher it.  Here is everything in one spot, with breeds to try as well.  Great info. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/the-meat-makers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+survivalspotblog+%28Survival+Spot+Blog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

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