Where have you guys been??!! Sorry for the huge lapse in blogs. Other than putting Abraham’s glasses back on his face about 3,000 times a day; work, home, farm all keep me pretty busy. I never quite seem to be all caught up, but such is life. Farm life is a little chill right now. Sheep are still behind on their rent. Chickens are done for this year. I’m kinda excited about the new purchasing options of cut up pieces. They looked pretty awesome when packaging them up. Next up, turkeys!! We have been tossing around the idea of joining a Farmers market and doing a buyers club. We will be hanging some fliers at local businesses. We, aka Charles, has been moving the cows and turkeys on the reg. I help with the turkeys because you have to move all the feeders and water and their perch and the fence. And the cows on occasion when needed. I’m trying to focus on the marketing part because we’ve gotten a little behind since Abraham was born. Totally worth it. Love raising our little man. But his first birthday is fast approaching and then he’s on his own, momma’s got shit to do. Ha, I kid. But really, as soon as he’s capable - he’s guest blogging. :-)
Next big farm happening will be getting the turkey’s prepped for Thanksgiving tables. We have them close enough to the house that I get to check on them throughout the day and they are pretty fun to watch. They love to hunt bugs, perch, and fight each other. I guess it’s fighting. A whole lot of puffed chests and pecking. Since they have gotten pretty big and older, they will size each other up and then peck at each other. Til the death!! JK, but they do get pretty rough. (Side note: Because I’m so awesome at blogging - It’s taken me like 5 years to get this one done. Ive been gradually writing it and stuff will change and then I gotta edit it. Like the turkeys really are straight killers. They have sought out one of the “weaker” ones and they gang up on him. He has been rescued from the bullies and is totally free ranging it right now. We will let all of them free range for a bit when they get moved, and last time Priscilla was the ring leader. She caught sight of the “outcast” and full on chased his ass down, with the rest of the flock right behind her. Damn chicken. Actually she might be a rooster. She’s been doing some crowing, which sometimes chicken will do, but also no eggs in have been discovered. So I might have to start calling her Bruce. Anyways, I like that our animals aren’t so domesticated that their natural instincts come out. Nature can be a bitch sometimes, especially for a softy like me.)
Back to the blog - The turkey’s will grab onto each others snoods and pull it down, hanging on until I get Charles to break them up. I’m not a fan of bullying fellow family members. I would break them up myself but most of the time I am carrying Abraham and these guys could easily mistake his little toes for a snood or beak of a competitive bird, and my protective motherly instinct in combination with my impulsive fight or flight reaction (obviously I would have to fight, flight is not really the best option while carrying Abraham), could end badly for all parties. I could imagine that I would respond similarly to when a spider appears in your car while you’re driving and you just freak the F out, flailing about as if that’s really gonna help. At least that’s what I do. My body just takes over and responds erratically. I imagine that I would respond the same way to a giant jumping, pecking turkey. - with or without Abraham attached to me, if I’m being honest.
Sooooo, fall is here which means the holidays are right around the corner. We have so much to be grateful for, including you guys. I’m super grateful for farm customers AND supporters. It really means a lot to me, to get rooted on by you guys. I think everyone can relate, a few kind words goes a long way and I like that this blog creates an outlet to interact with supporters, which helps to keep us motivated and contributes to our excitement about what we are doing. It’s nice to share it with others, so thank you. It never hurts to start the spirit of Thanksgiving early and focus on all our blessings. You can start too! Who’s ready for turkey?? :-) We are offering a 5% discount to those who reserve their turkey’s before October 1st. Tell your friends. We would love to put you, and them, in turkey coma this Thanksgiving. Thanks for reading!! :-) Happy pumpkin and turkey season!