Thursday, July 29, 2010

Free Range Turkey

Our turkeys have decided that life would be better if they were Free Range rather than just Pasture Raised! I guess life looked better on the other side of the fence, after one made the plunge the rest followed.
So, this Thanksgiving enjoy one of our Free Range Turkeys. The demand is high so best to get your name on our turkey list.

The funny thing about these little guys (they are little now - but just wait until October) is they come running to you when they see you.

All the animals on the farm get along fine!
We don't have sheep so Fern will have to learn to heard turkeys instead.

We will have fresh capons on Saturday - drop by between 10 - 4 if you are interested.
Besides the capons we have chicken, Black Angus beef , Berkshire pork and also lasagne. The lasagne has been made with our beef, a new product for us.
Try some great food today - Do you know where your food comes from?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer!

It is time to submit a post to the blog. It has been hard to find the time to sit down and update the activity on the farm, as we are usually outside working or enjoying the great summer weather.

This week we are busy cutting 2nd cut hay and this will be baled into small squares. This is when we really miss Pablo and Michael P.! (get back to Canada guys - you are needed on the farm) The wheat has been combined and the straw
is also being baled.

On Saturday we will have Fresh Capons available. We will be here between 10:00 and 4:00. If you are interested in purchasing capons -drop by or call us if you are unable to make Saturday.

Some people may ask - What is a capon?
A capon is a castrated rooster. Capons are considered by many people to be an old fashioned sort of food, and they tend to have a more tender, flavourful flesh as well as a higher fat content. The markedly different flavour profile of a capon is distinctive to consumers once they taste it, especially when the capon has been conscientiously raised. Unfortunately, the industrialization of meat production has made capons rare. Chicken breeds raised for meat are engineered to mature quickly, so that they can be sent to market in as little as five weeks. This rapid development has an impact on overall flavour and quality of the meat which most consumers are not even aware of because they have never tasted more naturally raised meat.

The other animals on the farm are all doing well. We have turkeys and Mucovy ducks enjoying the summer weather.
Hope to see you soon.
Karen & Peter

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chicken Day - Saturday July 17, 2010

We have been busy here on the farm.
Peter has been cutting and bailing hay.
The puppies that were born in April have now all gone to their new homes

The chickens are growing more and more each day. We have planned to hold our "Chicken Day" on Saturday July 17 from 10:30 to 4:00
If you are interested in purchasing any chicken then please either call us or drop by on the 17th. The demand for our chicken has grown over the years so we now ask that you either call to reserve your order or drop by - 1st come 1st served.
We will hold chicken for those who can not make it on the 17th but only for 1 week.

Our prices are $3.00/lb and anticipate the chickens to be between 4 - 7lbs.
Our chickens are pasture raised allowed to graze in a field. The grain that we do feed our chickens mixed here on the farm. No antibiotics or hormones go into our chickens.