THE SIMPLE LIFE ON OUR OZARKS QUAIL FARM

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MISSOURI OZARKS, United States
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. *******************************************************

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MORE DELIVERIES AND FARM PICK UPS

Every day now we are either catching birds to fill pick up orders or we are delivering. I enjoy delivering birds as I get to meet new folks and see their farms. Making weekly deliveries to the big field trial club at Grovesprings, Mo. Always lots of dogs and horses to dodge.  We just put the quail in the club fly pens and then go to the clubhouse for a little chat and refreshments. Great bunch of folks from all other the midwest. We are selling to a lot more to the private dog trainers.  They usually need 10-20 birds per week. We just place the birds in our specially designed trainer cages. They bring their empty cage back and exchange for a full one. If we are not around they just put payment in lock box and go huntin'. Works really good and the guys love the convenience.  We had our last hatch a couple days ago - 1700 birds. I'm sure it won't be enough but will make for a really good year.

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