One of the things we’ve put a lot of thought into since we started growing our own food is the value of what we produce. Honestly, it’s harder than you think. With market prices ranging from bargain bin chickens to the growing number of premium labels (I saw a pitch the other day for “Tree Range” chickens, as in chickens free ranged in trees), it’s difficult to determine if what we are doing has value beyond feeding ourselves. Olivia and I are of the belief that producing for just ourselves would be a waste of our experience and resources. We believe that the food we are producing is of greater nutritional value and is better for the environment, but it takes more time and planning than some conventional methods (even though it also uses far less infrastructure).
Update on all our current animals including brand new rainbow/red ranger chicks, our new red hens, our Black Australorp rooster (Astro), our two new piglets, our goats, and my rescue roosters: Elvis (a silkie) and Charmeleon (a bantam). Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow Dean & I on Instagram & like “Hayseed Farm” on Facebook!
“That sounds like a lot of work” is something that Olivia and I hear a lot. What we choose to do in our free time does not always sound leisurely to others. It’s easy to find alternatives that don’t take as much time or energy. These days you don’t have to chop wood for heat, grow your own food, teach your own children, or really do much of ANYTHING. To tell you the truth, it is a lot of hard work and most of it isn’t very glamorous. So, why go on like this?
Check out the farmhouse style table we are working on & the boys’ set up for a special camp out this week! Happy 60th Birthday, Papa! Happy 4th of July, America! Don’t forget to subscribe!
Garden update. New baby roosters & hens. New baby boy goats. New chicken harvest set up. Message us for pasture raised whole chickens! Stay tuned for our favorite recipes.
Peek at our new planted garden & our cornish cross chickens! If you are interested in pastured poultry, message us over at https://www.facebook.com/hayseed.farm!