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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, April 25, 2011

Rain, Rain & More Rain!!!

It's been raining almost constantly for days. The thunder rolls are pretty much non stop. When it finally stops everything green will explode. I am really looking forward to a big garden harvest this year.  We have been trying to work on the brooder barns but it is just to nasty out so we are on hold.  Won't need them for 3 weeks so really no hurry.  We just mainly need to put down the floor tarps and pine chips and get the heaters in place and tested. The grains are coming up in the fly pens and we are going to plant some sorghum in a couple more. We are getting ready to send out a bunch of 2011 price lists and wait for responses.  We decided to pre-sell about 80% of the birds.  I am helping a young couple start a small game bird farm.  I usually do not share any hard earned raising secrets (if there is such a thing), but they are good people and with the number of farms quitting we could use some young folks doing this for the future.

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