It's always amazing to me how quickly the season ramps up into full gear. Suddenly the clouds clear and summer is upon us. Hot, long days fill the week and seedlings become full grown plants before your eyes. We've had a lot of different projects going on over here, from keeping the gardens weed free to brooding our first run of broiler chicks, layers and pekin ducks. Our first batch of piglets joined us in May as well - 6 Red Wattle X Landrace/Large Black are happily grazing in the pasture. And rounding out the bunch is our 2011 hive of honey bees.
With all of these additions comes lots of infrastructure construction and we've kept ourselves well occupied building a brooder pen for the chicks and ducklings as well as a chicken tractor for the freedom ranger meat birds and a "chickshaw" (more on this later) for our layers.
Of course we couldn't well be accomplishing all of this with just two of us, obviously Aubrey's Here! After much anticipation Aubs made the trek from sunny CA back to Maine to join us for the season. She'll be popping up here on the blog as well helping to jeep us a little more up to date this year. Stay tuned, lots more to come!