We got the Aquaponics system back up and running outside, and we already have the grow beds filled with new plants! It took about a week to rebuild the system I had originally put inside one of our buildings. My plan is to have a much larger system for growing fish, and this is going to be the starting point for all of our fish!
Some of you may know that we are always low on eggs! We can’t seem to keep them on the shelf. In some ways that is a good thing for us to be able to move the product, but we are getting a lot of people asking for eggs and we just don't produce enough! We ordered another 100 chicks to add to the flock so that we can increase our production. Hopefully everything works out well and they don’t get eaten by predators. You never know if a cat will come into the barn and decide it thinks these little peepers look tasty.
We have had a bunch of people out recently to see the farm, and they all say, “Wow, it doesn’t smell that bad out here.” Well that is because we understand what it means to have too heavy of a concentration of animals in one place. If you can smell manure you need to move your animals to a new fresh spot!
The 2 pregnant Mulefoot girls are starting to warm up to me now that they know I am the guy who feeds them. I walk out there and toss a couple of trays of fodder over the fence and they come running!
We need your help to grow this farm. We are in this to preserve and respect where our meat comes from. I am proud to walk through what we have done to show off our progress. Commercial Operations don’t allow you the customer to check out their operation. They are afraid you will see the truth behind your food. I know that we all live busy lives and it is tough to search for better food options, but it is not hard! There are small farms everywhere that are trying to restore a broken food system. We are proud to be those farmers!