This picture shows our steers grazing a summer annual "cocktail mix". It was fertilized with compost we made from the blood, offal, and feathers from our processing plant, along with the shavings cleaned out of the brooder. Several small poultry processing plants dispose of their blood, offal, and feathers in a landfill. What a waste! It makes super fine compost. These steers should be ready to process in September. More about that later. (The other 20 things you may not know about Peace Valley Poultry will be in later posts!)
21 years of raising chickens
One of our ways of celebrating is to individually list 21 things you may not know about Peace Valley Poultry, hopefully doing one each week.
Fresh Chickens for sale Tuesday (farm) and Wednesday (Mansfield / Springfield), July 26-27.
Our chicken will be for sale again fresh on Tuesday and Wednesday. Between our sale dates, you may buy frozen chicken Monday through Saturday. Just call or email and make an appointment. We will meet you at the plant.
FRESH CHICKEN SCHEDULE:
Peace Valley: Tuesday, July 26, 2-6 p.m., on the farm
Mansfield: Wednesday, July 27, call for time and to let us know you are coming.
Springfield: Wednesday, July 27, noon till 1 p.m.
Rolla: We hope to come once a month, or so. Call or email for information.
On Our Farm
Ready, set, go! The martins that were so joyfully practicing when we wrote the last blog, seemed to come and go for awhile, and now there is quietness. We look forward to their return next year!
It is that time of the year when the chicory makes a lovely periwinkle blue haze across the land as it blooms. The occasional white fluffy clouds that cross the sky offer a short relief from the summer sun. In the night time concert, we have noticed the cicadas beginning to sound. There is a rich combination of expressions. One of these is the one my mother would have called the rizz bug. Also to be heard is the Katy-Did (no she didn't).
The chickens and beeves seem to be surviving the heat of the summer okay. We hope all of you are able to find a cool place to be during the heat of the day!