You might remember that I bought 12 tiny chicks this summer
at the feed store and added them to the flock of guineas I was raising.
When we moved the guineas out of this house, the 12 hens remained.
Now that they are full grown, I will soon move them
into one of the regular hen houses with the rest of the layers.
Imagine my surprise yesterday as I was driving the gator past the brooder house
and saw this in the yard....
This is truly a surprise as I bought 12 hens....
This rooster is a Barred Rock...just like Ole Roy.
Finally, the weather might just cooperate long enough to bring in the hay.
Jim drove the haybine through the field yesterday...
Ahhhh, the smell of new mown hay.
Hopefully Mother Nature is kind to us...
enabling us to get this last cutting dried and stowed into the barn.
I took a country drive yesterday to pick up an order of beef.
We buy all of our beef (burger, steaks, roasts) from a local beef farmer
who raises organic, grass fed beef.
Although this beef is a little more expensive than what can be bought in a grocery store,
we are committed to supporting our local farmers who raise their animals humanely.
So tell me....would you rather buy beef that spends its life like this.....
or like this....
If you buy beef at a supermarket, chances are the animal was kept in a feed lot,
or CAFO like the second picture.
Don't even get me started on THAT subject!
However, if you are interested in knowing what the difference between the two meats is....
I would love to share what I know with you.
Email me....... if you want more info.
And so that we don't end this post on a "down" note....
Here is today's cute picture.
Do you recognize that little tongue in the foreground?
Yep, it's Jill....begging for another Ritz!
Hope your day is a great one!!