Saturday, May 10, 2014

May already and the garden isn't planted yet.

Spring has been slow this year.  It's been cold and wet.  The only thing that seems to be thriving at the Roost is the grass (and its too wet to cut, so it is getting out of control.)

New here are pigs.  We got two 80 pounders from some friends.  They have quickly adjusted from their confinement pig life to our freer pasture pig approach.  They love rooting around in the dirt, rolling in the mud, and chasing the chickens that happen to wander into their space.  They seem to be a good fit right now.  We'll see if we feel the same in a few months when they are big, toothy, 250 pounders and we need to get them into the truck.  Should be fun.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

next batch of meat chickens is here.

This is what they look like today.

In a few weeks they will look like this.
Then they will look like this!  Yum!

If you want some check out our CSA option at Local Harvest.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me by Mary Oliver
Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
Then it was over.
The sky cleared.
I was standing
under a tree.
The tree was a tree
with happy leaves,
and I was myself,
and there were stars in the sky
that were also themselves
at the moment
at which moment
my right hand
was holding my left hand
which was holding the tree
which was filled with stars
and the soft rain –
imagine! imagine!
the long and wondrous journeys
still to be ours.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Chickens and Ducks on pasture

It was a beautiful day today.  All the chickens and ducks came out to play in the sun.

Those are going to be some tasty chickens in a few more weeks.


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