Also naturally fed, pasture raised, chicken, turkey and pork.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 10

What a busy week. We completed week ten of the vegetable CSA. After two days of working on and off on the International tractor, we finally got it running. It was a frustrating job.

Picked up several of the pigs being processed and I have been sorting so we can get it distributed.

Thursday, I gave a farm tour to Hollis and Ian Smith. Hollis and his wife Kim own Kim's Produce in Detroit. They carry some of our meat products. Hollis brought thier young son Ian to see the farm. Not too many cows and pigs in Detroit. It was a fun visit. They also left with a bunch of product.

Mowed several acres of hay. After fixing several broken blades that I broke on the very first round in the field. I got it all mowed and hope to get it baled early next week.

No wonder the summer seems to be flying by. Can't think of anything else I would rather do though.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Happy Customer.

It was a productive week and the CSA bags were heavy with produce. Fresh, ripe and juicy peaches showed up in this weeks shares as well. Farmer Dan truly enjoys his visits with shareholders and appreciates your business!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lucus Works on his Farmer Percentage!

Farmer Dan's nephew Lucas works on the new drain going in to divert rainwater flow away from the house. Lucas has proven to be a super helper this week and all around handy young man! Whether handling shovels, poultry or livestock, he is not one to shy away from hard work. Well, Lucas, we think your farmer percentage is climbing right along!


 The Wednesday pick-up bags are filled and things keep moving along on the Hiday Farm.

Lucas keeps earning more Farm Boy points. We have tried to keep him busy. He has helped feed the chickens and turkeys. Yesterday we loaded 40 chickens and 15 ducks to go to the processors. Today we have been busy working on the new storm drain. He is doing a great job.

See you at Texas Twp. this Saturday.


Monday, August 16, 2010


Our hardest day of the week. Today is pick-up day for Marshall and Battle Creek. It is also the last Monday I have Aaron as help for the CSA. He and Adam head back to college on Saturday. I'm not looking forward to that.

I am excited about my visitor coming to the farm tonight. My youngest nephew, Lucas (age 11) is coming to spend the week with Uncle Dan, Aunt Holly and the Boys. He wants to earn some Farm boy points. He says he is about 10% farm boy from other visits he has made. He plans on staying the week and wants to be up to about 50% by the end of the week. We will put him to the test and see how it goes. Lucas lives in the Detroit area and is a wonderful boy. We will keep you posted on how he is doing and hopefully get some pictures up for you to see.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Farmers Market

This Saturday, August 14th. we will be at the Eastern Market. Along with our Beef, Pork, and Chicken we will have some Duck with us. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Remember if you are in the area and want to swing by the farm on Wed. evevings from 5:00 to 6:00pm you can purchase meat products. You may want to call ahead to make sure we have what you want. 517-765-2268.

The Hiday Farm would like to announce that starting this week you can purchase some Hiday Farm Meat products at KIM"S PRODUCE located at 4206 Woodward, Detroit, MI. The store is owned by Hollis and Kim Smith and specializes in selling locally grown produce and products. They will be carring Ground Beef, Ground Pork, and Breakfast Sausage, at this time. Stop in look around and tell them Farmer Dan sent you.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Farmers Markets

Texas Twp. friends we will be at the "Fresh on Q" market this Saturday, Aug.7th. We will have Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey and Duck. Look forward to seeing you on Sat.

Cattle Browsing on Pasture.

It is steamy hot outside and we have a full day ahead. The boys and I are busy preparing for tonight's pick up at the farm for our CSA Shareholders. Remember you can purchase meat products this evening as well. Pick up times are between 5 and 5:30 PM.