I will be honest with you, keeping up with the farm has been a challenge. My foot really has slowed me down and limited what I am able to do everyday. Now that it is starting to heal and that the weather is getting warmer, it is time to just push through. Our day starts at 4:30. Before the sun comes up, I start with the paperwork for the farm and my bible/prayer time. Once the sun is up the animals start calling to me. The day comes to an end when everyone is locked back up safely in their pens around 8 pm. In the middle of the day we address whatever problems come up, clean pens, collect eggs, homeschool the children, cook 3 meals a day, clean the house and plant the garden.
There have been several additions to the farm, we currently have 60 meat chickens, 10 turkeys, 5 ducks, 5 rabbits, handful of tilapia, 3 goats, and 36 laying hens. Within the next week we will have 2 liters of bunnies born, 3 baby pigs arrive and 5 more turkeys will be coming.
We are also in the process of putting in a garden. The soil is so bad, we are having to bring in truck loads of compost. It is costing a lot of money, but so does buying groceries. We are hoping and praying that the investment pays off and the need for the grocery store will be greatly reduced. So far we have had 21 yards of compost delivered. I do not think that it will be enough and we are going to need more brought in.
Our world is crazy, but it is a good crazy. We are learning new things everyday. Some days are good and some days are bad, but all in all we feel very blessed to be farming.