Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Meat chickens will be processed on August 12th. Price will be $3.00 per pound with chickens averaging 4 to 5 pounds per chicken. If you would like a fresh, non-frozen bird, please call and reserve your chicken(s) prior to August 12th. Birds will be frozen immediately after processing. Call to reserve your birds today! Hiday Farm (517) 765-2268
Remember, our birds have been grown without hormones or antibiotics, and have been raised on pasture. A happy and healthy chicken makes for happy and healthy people!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
In the dark t-shirt is Aaron's friend Stephen Doerr. (Aaron is in white) Stephen is the city boy that came for a day at the farm. And a long day it was, as they worked into the late night hour. Aaron went easy on his friend as he gave him the self propelled tiller! However easy it wasn't because they tilled for hours! Along with weeding cucumbers, they also castrated bulls, treated a heifer for pink eye, and did numerous other farm chores. Aaron also moved 103 chunky chickens to new pasture. They wanted an accurate count, so he went eye to eye with each one individually.
These chickens will be ready to butcher very soon!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Adam, Aaron and Alex Hiday. Handsome and hard working, these boys are always on hand to help their dad with picking, weeding, turkey trotting, and did we say weeding? The pigs are running around kicking up their heels in the pasture now. The chickens are a few weeks away from processing. Tomorrow Aaron has a friend coming over to spend the day experiencing the farm life. City vs. Country... to be continued...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Adam brought home a few Bantam chicks because he liked how they looked. They are just for fun, although they will lay some eggs eventually. Check out this little one's feet!
All three of the Hiday boys work hard on the family farm. Warm, good looking, and charming, the Hidays are a blessed family, indeed.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Aaron is ready and waiting under a canopy as we arrive to pick up our weekly share. He is all smiles and ready to serve. Buck the dog is never far behind. He really enjoys a good romp with a Frisbe, being very skilled at catching it mid-air!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
When we say our beef is grass fed and naturally raised, we mean our cows actually live on pasture. They roam the pastures here on the farm, grazing specially planted fields to ensure the best nutrition they can get. They nap under the tree lines, sleep under the stars, graze whenever they feel the need and take plenty of time to chew their cud in contentment.
You will notice a new label on the side of your produce box with your name and pick up site. Please take the time to check the vegetables you are interested in receiving, right on the sticker on the box. This makes for easy loading, ensuring you are getting the farm fresh produce you desire. And again, remember to exchange your box at pick up, getting your name in the drawing for a turkey at season end!
These turkey babes are literally rolling in the clover, having the time of their lives eating grass, bugs and slugs and whatever else is yummy that crosses their path. Well, yummy if you are a turkey! With conditions such as this, they will grow into healthy, stress-free birds that will make a tasty meal right in time for Thanksgiving.