On Our Farm
Last Monday night we stopped shutting the turkeys up at night. They were getting too big to all fit in the hoop house. So far no great predator loss. The guardian dogs seem to sense their responsibility better this year. We will see ...
The cooler temperatures seem to be a relief to both man and beast. Also it is interesting listening to the changes in the night and daytime sounds as fall progresses, and smelling the fragrance of fall.
#11 of 21 Things You May Not Know about Peace Valley Poultry
Since I missed blogging last week, you may think I'm running out of things to write about on our farm. Actually the problem is narrowing down all the ideas.
Beef is on my mind because we will be picking up our first inspected beef this week. (that means we can sell by the piece instead of half or whole carcasses.)
Allen Williams is arguably the most articulate grass fed meat person in the US.
Click on the link to read his rebuttal to “status quo feed lot beef” https://grassfedexchange.com/blog/can-we-produce-grass-fed-beef-at-scale and if it piques your interest, we have free samples of grass finished ground beef.
Dr. Williams also says published scientific studies clearly state positive benefits for grassfed in terms of key nutritional components.
“Meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals are ideal for your health. Compared with commercial products, they offer you more "good" fats, and fewer "bad" fats. They are richer in antioxidants; including vitamins E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Furthermore, they do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics or other drugs.” (Eat Wild http://www.eatwild.com/healthbenefits.htm )
Fresh Chicken for sale Tuesday (farm) and Wednesday (Springfield/Mansfield) October 11/12. Time to order turkeys.
Our chicken will be for sale again fresh on Tuesday and Wednesday. It looks like there will just be this one and one more sale dates before the break, so you may want to stock up for the winter.
For those of you who are wanting a turkey this year, it is time to order. You may also order at MaMa Jean's on Sunshine in Springfield or at Jean's Healthway in Ava for delivery at those locations.
Between our sale dates, you may purchase our chicken products frozen at the farm, or fresh or frozen at one of the fine stores that carry our chicken products, (for stores, see the bottom of the Locations tab on our website: Location Link).
FRESH CHICKEN SCHEDULE:
Peace Valley: Tuesday, October 11, 2-6 p.m., on the farm
Mansfield: Wednesday, October 12, call for time & to let us know you are coming.
Springfield: Wednesday, October 12, noon till 1 p.m.
Rolla: We hope to come once a month, or so. Call or email for information.