We had our very first Open Farm Day on Saturday and it was so much fun! We had new and old friends here, all of whom are interested in learning about where their food comes from and how it is grown. It was a great time of introducing the animals, sharing a little about our history and beginning the process of teaching others what we have learned. There is so much value in this community, and we are so blessed to be part of it. Our kids also had a part in the event as they shared their animals and knowledge with the adults and children alike who came.
Karen sharing the history of the Tunis breed, and why we chose this breed to raise. They are wonderful easy mothers, they grow well on pasture, they have a beautiful medium grade wool, and they have a sweet and curious temperament. We hear their meat is delicious, we’ll let you know when we have some to sell!
Maddy sharing about her laying/breeding program. She is raising a flock of Golden Comets as layers this year. Alongside them she has her “Little Women”, a group of Cochins and Brahmas that will be her broody hens (incubators) tasked with hatching eggs produced from a Rhode Island Red rooster and a White Rock hen. Out of these hatchlings she will produce more Golden Comet chicks to sell as layers for others to have their very own backyard flock.
Gracie sharing about her pet Mini Lop bunnies, Ginger and Buddy. Ginger is due to have a litter of kits later next week!
Randy sharing about the Cornish Cross broiler chickens he is raising for the MN Department of Agriculture grant we received. These birds are due to head out on pasture soon and will spend the next 5-6 weeks out on grass foraging, eating bugs, and becoming the most nutritious pastured chicken you can find. Reserve yours here.
We so enjoyed our first farm day and are already looking forward to the next one. As we plant our garden and the days get longer we will be planning for the next time we can share with all of you. Our next Open Farm Day will be on Saturday July 7th. This will also be the pick up day for the first batch of meat chickens. So reserve your broiler chickens today and come see us at the farm in July!