Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Picked up some turkeys on Saturday. A Bourbon Red Tom who is about 15-18 pounds and two bronze turkeys (tom and hen) who are about 12 weeks old. We may pick up another couple next weekend.

We were ready for them as we built the pen on fresh ground earlier in the week. This is the first year in a bit where we haven't raise turkeys from day-olds, so we are happy to be back in turkey again.

We may keep the bronze's as a breeding pair for next year, but who knows?

In other homestead news, our first Jersey is now dried off-anticipating freshening in early November.

We have greatly down-sized our hog herd, but our sow Sparta had a litter a few weeks ago. Even though we know of no red hogs in her ancestry, she had one red/white-belted piglet. We had been hoping for a red hog for several years out of one of our red sows (now sold), but no luck. Now we have one by surprise.

Am starting some new projects and hope to be posting more often in the coming weeks and months, but that's all for now.

Oremus pro invicem!

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