This week we will be picking up our new cows! We are SO excited. The weather (rain, rain, and more rain) has kept us from picking them up sooner because we could not get the new fencing finished. But, as of yesterday, we are done! The rain has been wonderful. I'm not gonna lie, I was complaining... but really, we will be in a drought and complaining about the heat in another couple of months so I had to reset my attitude to one of GRATITUDE! Our pastures are growing like crazy and super green. Our 2 steers are getting PLENTY to eat. They are fattening up nicely. One will be going to the sale barn soon and the other to the processor. We are really looking forward to having our first ever grass fed beef. Oh, back to the new cows. We are picking up two Angus - a cow that is probably pregnant (we have to do some checking...) and her 6 month old heifer. They are coming from a special family and will become permanent members of our farm family. The momma is Cherokee Rose and the heifer is Bluebell. Cute right? Don't worry, I'll post pics when they get here!
Other exciting news. We ordered broilers today. 120 more broilers. More because we have 25 arriving next week. Do we have a plucker yet? No. Someone needs to get on the ball! Regardless if we are hand plucking or machine plucking, we will have broilers available for purchase around the first week of June. These will be raised on pasture and supplemented with a soy free, non-gmo, unmedicated feed. They are first come, first served, so make your reservations now! For more info and to make reservations, Click Here.