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great for the hams..."
We also got the turkeys on pasture this month. They are, of course, loving life and eating everything green in site. We are raising 200 turkeys this year and it’s a big step up from the 70 we did last year. The group mentality is quite powerful and we have to be careful not to place anything tempting by the fence or else a wave of turkeys will push its way through. They are still quite small, but already we’ve had to give them a 300’ perimeter net and we are planning to expand that to a full quarter acre (450’ perimeter) in just a few days. We are trying to drum up the demand to raise turkeys year-round, they are so great to have on the farm.
Lastly, ShaeLynn and I have the absolute pleasure to announce that we are going to be having our first child in April! We are psyched, especially because we now know that in about 10 years we’ll be able to have another day off when the child is old enough to do all the chores! One point that may be hard to explain in twenty years, though, is why I talked about pigs and turkeys first in this post. I suppose once the child understands that his or her college fund was made possible by those animals, I think they’ll come around. Frankly I’m just so excited and it’s been terribly hard to keep a lid on the news until Shae felt it was a good time to let everyone know. I realize that there will be some people who I have been unable to get a hold of to tell them the good news over the phone (especially those now residing in Spain…hint!), but hopefully this will spur them to call me instead.
See you all in October!