Spring on the Farm

Is anyone else glad that it’s finally warming up?

springfarmThe fowl are certainly enjoying the weather.

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Rogue and his harem have a new pasture.

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The Walkers built a new hog maternity ward for us.

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Our little lady calves have their own pasture to prance around in.

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The honeybees are waking up and enjoying the native flowers in the area.

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And even some of the perennial plants in the garden have begun to poke up. Here’s our strawberries.

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Happy spring, everyone!

 

Hog Love and Returning Cackleberries

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got the hogs together to start our spring breeding program. We plan by fall to have a supply of hogs that were bred from our own stock. We intend to utilize a cross breeding program to incorporate into our pork the favorable traits of several popular breeds.

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Meet Rebel, our boar, a pure bred duroc.

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This is a group of Berkshire cross gilts, and one boar that we recently acquired. We intend to keep the absolute best out of this group to add to our breeding program.

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Our pure bred Old time Spot gilt. We have high hopes for her future as a producer of F1 cross piglets.

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Bacon, did I hear you say bacon?

And as spring approaches and the sun hangs around a little longer every day, our hens have begun to produce more cackleberries. At the moment, we are making eggs available to our regular milk customers in increasing numbers, but we ask that you be patient with us and our girls until we are again at full capacity.

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Our hens enjoying their new palace and gearing up for the spring laying season.

Holiday Hogs and a Happy New Property

A lot has happened in the last few months, and the result is that we’ve closed on a property right across highway 13 from our previous location. We’re still milking at Shane’s right now, but we’re working hard to make this property our new home.

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For the past few weeks, our dogs have been enjoying the hike as we explore the land.

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We’ve let a few of the calves have full reign of the pasture, where they get to run around in the wilderness and be kids.

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And a hog pen that was built in the first days is now occupied.

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(P.S. If you’d like any pork or beef, give us an email at contact@moojuicecreamery.com for details)

And right now we’re working on the chicken coop so we can move our birds over.

We’re all really excited about this new step in our business, and will be bringing the benefits of having our own land to you by giving our cows a new home, expanding our list of products and introducing new methods into our process.

From all of us here at Moojuice, Happy Holidays and have a safe and wonderful New Year.

CackleBerries

We now have available a limited number of MooJuice CackleBerries (farm fresh eggs) available on the farm and by delivery to the customer. These eggs are laid by hens who live in a chicken house, with access to their choice of nest boxes and roosts, locked up for protection from predators at night, with free range to roam and interact with nature in their yard during the day. They have always available to them a standard layer food ration and clean water. Their diet is supplemented periodically with our table scraps, whey from cheese-making and all the bugs and green growing things they can find.

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