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

Monday, March 28, 2011

Still Spring Cleaning

Not much going on.  The weather is screwed up, had 1/2"snow last night. Should be 65 or better Friday. I am ready for warm all the time. Still just cleaning barns and  incubator room. Spoke with my egg supplier in Kansas.  We are shooting for last week of April. Starting to plant more garden seeds. Our garlic is about 8" tall. The strawberry plants are really come through the straw. The bees are really active.  Hoping for LOTS of honey this year. The bird booking orders are still coming in. I decided to book all but about 5,000 for guys needing them that do not know for sure now. Our son and his family is selling about 100 doz. eggs a week to a local organic grocer.  Probably could do a lot more if they had more layers. They are getting there pasture ready for the jersey milk cows. Folks line up for the good raw milk. The grandaughter is really growing. We had her saturday and it was so much fun. She's going to be a beautiful country girl. She is 3 months old and got her first tractor ride with her mom a few days ago. Stay tuned, we are getting ready to get busy on the farm!!

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