How is Barbara?
I don’t know how long this question has been here, so I’m sorry if it’s been sitting.
Barbara Cricket is great! She still limps on and off, but she is an expert at interacting with people, dogs, and ducks successfully. She forages around the farm, often leading the other Muscovies to a new spot. She helps me weed, she is laying small eggs, and seems to be a really happy duck.
We love her like crazy.
Duffy and I are unreasonably in love with the turkeys.
It’s probably not prudent but I think I’ll get some more since we lost so many in transit. They’re really sweet and mellow and I love their voices.
I mowed some paths on the hill up behind the barn this week. Boy is there a lot of work to do up there, but I picked blackberries and wandered with the dogs this morning and it’s just a lovely spot.
The plan is to keep it wooded, put a few goats up there to gobble the invasive underbrush, clean out the dead wood laying everywhere, and plant more trees.
I love that the farm has several tiny ecosystems. I want to respect all of them.
We’re excited to offer this summer’s first round of fresh pasture-raised chicken, available in our market tomorrow! Our broilers are raised in a mobile chicken coop, which is moved through the pastures behind our rotationally grazed dairy herds. This practice mimics the nature of wild birds trailing behind herbivores, resulting in healthier land and animals, and meat to be proud of! Call 845-485-9885 with any questions.