Updated: Jan 10, 2021
Hey my friend's! How is your Saturday going? I have to confess mine is a little rough! I have a sinus infection and an ear infection and I still have two very busy little boys to take care of! I have decided to switch off the news for now. From my point of view it is very discouraging! My husband has the boys for now. He took Jeremiah out to feed hay to the cattle and Izaiah is in one of the poultry barns helping Gus, Samantha's fiance yes they are engaged, put feed lines together! We are in the process of turning the barns around to get new young turkeys in. We had to do a total clean out this time! We have a friend that has all the equipment and trucks 🚚 to do in a couple of days what would take us a week or more! He also has clients set up to take the litter and spread it on their fields. We still make a nice nice pay check on it and it speeds up the process! Then the barns have to be sprayed with disinfectant, we have been practicing biosecurity in the poultry business long before covid, alum has to go down on the floor and anything broken has to be fixed and if we are going to make any improvements, this is the time to do it! I believe we get birds back in on the 13th, they will be 6 weeks old. We raise them to approximately 50 lbs in about 18-20 weeks! If our barns aren't ready, our integrator
won't fill them! In order to keep our cash flow going we need all the barns full! So except for a little time off for Christmas 🎄 and our anniversary, which was Monday, there really is no time off! Some of you might ask, so why do you do it? I think we do it because it's a lifestyle! We get to raise our kids in the fresh air and sunshine! It's a family thing. Yes we work hard but we also play hard. Our children learn the value of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done! Then rewards come with a good flock settlement, a new baby calf or a new litter of Collie puppies. I get as big a kick out of placing them with their new families as I do out of raising them. There are always new friends to be made, new stories to learn and because I invite Jesus to be a part of all of it, there are always miracles and goose bumps! This lifestyle isn't for everyone but for those of us who are fortunate enough to call a farm our home, the rewards never end! FG Farm Girl
Merlot and Taffy say hello! Look how big they've gotten!
Windmills in Iowa! They are lined up perfectly, creating an interesting shot!
This is my Dixie, she is the same age as Honey! Look at her beautiful shiny coat! We are hoping for spring puppies!