5 years ago we decided to jump in, head first and learn how to run a 63 acre organic farm. What we weren't expecting was how much this farm would teach us valuable life lessons. This blog is the story of our experiences and learnings.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
OUR FIRST LIVESTOCK ORDER!!!
Well, actually its not as grand as the previous post might suggest, we have just put in an order for some livestock. Guineas. A friend has graciously offered to have us split up an order of 30 Guinea Fowl keets that he is ordering from a hatchery. They only send 30 at a time as a minimum order. I said we could take half of them. That means ordering some brooder equipment and supplies and building a coop for the Guineas. I guess that also means that we will have an official farm operation. Guineas eat lots of bugs. Ticks in particular. I have a feeling that if the local fox population doesnt get them all, the local tick population will suffer.
Maybe we need to introduce some Wolverines to eat the Fox.
And then some Mountain Lions to eat the Wolverines.