Farm Update 07-13-23

Things are moving along rather quickly these days. While the weather has thrown things into chaos (time-wise), it hasn’t been too bad overall. Still, I would be much happier with a little more sunshine. Yeah, yeah, I know, there’s seemingly always something to complain about. Isn’t that why you’re reading this update, to see what chaos has befallen the operations? Yes, I am joking so let’s move on.

In the field the crops are still growing. They’ve taken a bit of a hit here and there from rain damage, mainly growing a bit slower, though also with some fungal issues now showing up. At this point it’s still under control, but the longer-range forecasts are not necessarily promising. The behavior of the deer this year is rather interesting. They are still jumping in the field and eating all sorts of things including tomato plants. Now that makes this interesting is that tomato plants are toxic to deer, so I’m not really sure why they’re doing it. It’s not the first time, but it is more common this year than I’ve seen before.

In the coops, the Laying Hens are doing just fine. They still constantly complain that they want more treats, but aside from that are generally behaving themselves. The Broiler Chickens are getting quite big given they are only 5 weeks old. They will not be available this week, but the plan is to process for next week, and then the following three weeks. There should be a good range of sizes when I do start processing.

Thankfully there have been no animal interactions this week. The behavior of the animals is still rather odd though, and I do recommend being a bit more cautious than usual should you encounter any of the larger animals in the area.

It’s a bit of a shorter update this week, mainly because I have lots to get back to doing. Hope you all have a great week.