Wednesday, April 6, 2011
It’s been gorgeous on the farm and the animals are really starting to change. We now have our meat chickens out on the pasture, and they are loving these cool-season grasses. The new slower-growing chickens we are trying are not living up to our expectations. They are growing steadily and we can’t stop them! We’ve tried restricting feed, but they are grazing machines and are getting so much nutrition from the pasture (and will taste so good) that we just have to accept that they will be a bit larger than we expected.
Last, our first processing day of the year is April 16, and we are already sold out. We are experimenting with weekly slaughters, so it’s not that great of an achievement, but we take what we can get!