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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. *******************************************************

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Time to Start Getting Ready for New 2011 Hatching!

Even though we are still holding both pheasant & quail for next months sales, we have to book our eggs for the next season. If you don't do it early you will not get any. I know it seems strange but they are really in demand and first order first served. I have really thought about producing my own eggs but I would have to have about 5,000 hens & 1,700 cocks, along with another bigger barn and lots of cages. I would have a big feed bill for them and decided to just buy from a breeder that has that as his business model. We booked 3,000 eggs per month beginning in April delivery. The first couple of months eggs will come from south Texas & the rest from Kansas.  We still really enjoy working the birds and meeting new friends.

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