Monday, May 20, 2013


Greetings from Baker Heritage Farms;

Donald and Debbie are back on the farm and trying to catch up, a never ending battle.

While Donald and Debbie were gone, the Turkey's were delivered. Unfortunately, Adam and Danielle were also off the farm when the Turkey's came in this past Friday morning. The great thing about living in a small town is that you learn that you have many friends, and a very dear friend of the family (Mary) was able to pick-up the chicks, transport them to the farm, put them in the brooder, and teach them how to eat and drink (a must for all types of chicks). Mary's help was a blessing.

Turkeys - Day 1 (2 days old)

Turkeys - Day 1 (2 days old)
As we still have pepper and tomato seedlings to get planting, Donald wasted no time in getting back to work. He went down to the pasture yesterday afternoon and mowed around the production fields (if only we were still growing hay, we would already have enough for our first cutting), and this afternoon he went into the production fields with the small tractor to mow plots 3A and 2C. Plot 2C was not a major problem as it was tilled this past winter; however, it was hard to see over the hay in plot 3A. In fact, he almost ran over a young fawn (probably a week or so old). Then the fawn got stuck in the fence trying to get through (the fence has 4" squares) and Donald had to help it get out.

Our chickens are growing and yesterday they had a "hay day". They have demolished the grass in their pen, so Sunday Donald brought up some hay from his mowing and they loved it. They are still playing in it today.
Chickens having a Hay Day!
The chickens are starting to nest, which we hope is a good sign; however, it will still be another 2 - 3 months before they start laying eggs.

Danielle, Adam, Elizabeth, and Logan all helped keep the chickens fed and cared for and watered the seedlings while Donald & Debbie were gone. The children are now out of school and are starting to learn their "chores", taking care of the chickens. They are learning how to feed and water them and are doing a great job.

Donald is working on getting his new schedule adapted to farm life. He plans to spend several hours each evening as well as Friday's and Saturday's working on the farm. This includes maintaining the yards and the property in town.

Until next time,

Blessings from Baker Heritage Farms

"Do not pollute the land..." Numbers 35:33 "Do not defile the land..." Numbers 35:34

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