Chicks on Farm, Planted 250 Trees, We’ve been busy


Well, we once again have chickens on the homestead, 250 more trees/shrubs have been planted, and compost has been moved… and it happened so suddenly! As always, we weren’t as ready for spring as we would have liked to be…

On Tuesday, we received our order of trees… in the middle of a snowstorm. Of course, the place we were planning to put them (temporarily) still had a few cubic yards of unfinished compost sitting on the spot. So they sat in our home for nearly a week while we waited for the snow to defrost, so I could move the compost pile over to the garden site on Saturday. Then there was a day of rest on Sunday… because it snowed again, in March… several inches. Very inconvenient… So today, after running other errands, Mariah and I planted 250 of the 400 trees/shrubs in our nursery as the sun was setting.  Tomorrow, we plant the remaining 150 trees.

On Thursday, we received our first batch of cornish cross meat birds. Of course they came early, so we had to immediately run out to get non-GMO feed from our local supplier (Pet Pro in Middletown, Mo). Then on Saturday, our laying flock and guineas came. 10 Marans, 2 Lavender Orpingtons, 2 Polish-White , 2 Polish Buff-Laced Chickens and 10 Guineas. Luckily, we were ready for this batch… Now our bedroom is very loud with all the chirping.

Awww, look at the cute little chicks! They’re so tiny! But they won’t stay that way for long… that’s for sure. I think this batch has already doubled in size.

With all of this going on, the tractor had to be disassembled again, and the truck got stuck while moving the compost, and got our taxes completed. Its been a busy week.

 

If you are interested in enjoying some of our chickens this year, take a look at the details here:

http://Ruggedroot.farm/chicken-CSA

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