The weather is most strange this summer. Not only have we received our fair share of rain…but we haven’t had the heat that was coupled with the lack of rain in past years to create the drought conditions of summers past either. It has been rather refreshing weather for working on the buildings around the farm.
Yesterday we finished off the trim work on the front of the barn and added the candles to the windows. We think it is as quaint and cozy as any New England barn existing today. The trim work always makes a major difference in a project and if not completed, the job is never finished! It’s that simple!
We received an email this morning that the remainder of the run-in-shed lumber is finished at the saw mill and ready for pick-up. We’ll get that tomorrow or next week sometime, because we are working on the rear of the barn today. We’ll soon be finished with the barn work and cleaning up around the farm in general. We feel really good about where we stand with the farm as a whole right now and know we will be ready for winter this year…unlike years past!
We will never again use an incubator to increase our flock of either chickens, ducks or turkeys, because it is a waste of time, a lot of work and the chances of getting cockerels is high. Everything we have now will be sterile because of the breed or we will cull males out. The Golden Reds we have as layers are hybrid birds that cannot reproduce and the silver cockerels cannot reproduce either. We don’t want any more male ducks because the torment and torture the females during breeding season (or most any time of the year really) so if we want ducks, we will buy female Indian Runners.
The turkeys will take care of their own reproduction.
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