“I am the eggman
they are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’ joob …” – the Beatles
It has been a week since I blogged last, and I apologize for that. We have been very busy on the farm this week.
The ladies are laying more than 21 eggs a day, and size and numbers of eggs are increasing everyday. We are meeting new neighbors and great folks, and enjoying every minute of selling eggs directly to the public.
Exciting news: We have 25 broiler day-old chicks scheduled to arrive on Monday. They will be ready for butchering in two months, just in time for Christmas or New years. We will raising them with daytime pasture and organic feed from Vermont. If you want to puchase any of these approximately five pound roasters, contact us sooner, rather than later, because they will go fast!
We have almost completely moved a very large poultry building from one side of property, across the road to the other side. More about that another day.
A Massachusetts State policeman has told us that he will write us a ticket if our chickens are in the road again. Whoops. I guess that is the drawback to living so close to Route 2, a kind of major highway between here and there, ’round these parts. The chickens, were not, by the way, on the major route two, the Mohawk Trail — they were crossing our little road, unfortunately, in front of a cruiser. I guess that would make our poultry “jailbirds” —- sorry 🙂
And, with all of these great little pieces of news, we also went on a micro-vacation to Maine! We donned our tourist garb and visited our favorite little agirucltural fair, the Fryeburg Fair. I will post more about the fair experience later this week — including pictures and musings. Stay tuned!