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After I retired I wanted to stay busy on our farm. My almost 30 year career was in the hunting & fishing industry, so raising the birds I had hunted for years was a natural for me. Being married to my best friend, wife & help mate is all I could ask for. My wife of 34 years and I love living on our farm and doing the chores it takes to maintain it. We are living a wonderful slow life in our retirement. Our grand daughter is such joy. Having a big garden to feed us, raising bees for honey, loving our pets and no debt. I feel blessed to have enjoyed this country living and sustaining our family through growing our food and simple ways my whole life. I am happy to see others across this great country deciding to live instead of just collecting more. A less-stress farm life is making us very happy. *******************************************************

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Getting Lots of Winter Birds Inquiries

Yesterday was a little surprising. Early in the morning I received a call from South Carolina. He was from a large, very successful hunting preserve. Business had been so good he had completly ran out of quail. Apparently there is not a gamebird grower from the east coast to Missouri that has any birds left. They wanted 1,000 and would have sent a truck to pick them up. I am completely out. He said it appeared he would have to cancel a lot of reservations for hunts. Then in the afternoon I received another call from Georgia. Same thing, only he wanted 10,000 birds. They both said business was slow until after Jan 1 then it went crazy. I hate to miss sales.
I bought 2 nice plastic 55 gal barrels for the bell auto waterers, only paid $8 ea. I am going to try and buy 10 more from him. I also ordered 4 rolls of 1' netting from 3T Products for my new flypens. Today I cleaned up and heated up my GQF brooders to get them set at the correct temps. Will do my Cabinet incubators and cabinet hatchers also. It's a little early but the weather is warm and I am itching to get started.

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