It's gotten a bit cold out. We saw snow here yesterday.
The hens have been gradually making their way up to the barn from their
adventure this summer. They are happy to find their old winter spots in the
The chickens that are left have had their outdoor shelters tightened up and
bedded with straw to keep them warm and comfy until they meet the butcher on
November 20th along with the turkeys. This also has helped to deter that
hawk that took 2 of my hens last week. Migratory birds my eye!
The cows are now being allowed back in the barn since it's gotten so cold. We
were cleaning it out and fixing up gates and getting it ready yesterday. They
knew what we were up to somehow and stood outside that back door mooing at us
until we finished and opened the door for them. I love to stand in the barn
listen to them all munching on hay. It's just as soothing as watching the
range chickens scratching at the ground. What were calves last year are way
big to be going to the calf side this year, but they didn't seem to know it
so reeked havoc on the creep gate trying to get back over there. The calves
this year have never been in the barn before and so even with persuasion would
not go in. Sigh...
Well, this is to remind you that fresh turkeys will be ready beginning
20th. That is a Saturday just before Thanksgiving. They should be ready after
4:00 that day. There is still room for some reservations if you want one, but
don't dilly-dally. Last year a number of people missed out because they
until the last minute. I do expect to be making a run to just East of Webster
deliver some so that Rochester folks don't all have to drive way over here to
get theirs. Exact time has yet to be determined, but it will be "late" I'm
A big help will be the new cooler we are building that will allow us to hold
fresh meats without ice and lots of little coolers.
Also on November 20th we will process the last of the chickens, all heritage
breed chickens. We still have nice Cornish Cross chickens in the freezer in a
wide variety of sizes. If you're up to more poultry that day, buy it then.
Thanksgiving we will raise the price of chickens to help pay for the
to keep them frozen.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions. Now that I've
got the house phone forwarded to my cell phone most of the time I can take
call even if I'm outside, barring the occasional lapse in my memory when I go
out without it!
@ Happy Hooves Organic Farm
13054 Ira Station Rd
Martville, NY 13111
All our animals are raised naturally on pasture.
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