Saturday, May 28, 2011

A busy week

We've had a busy week here over at Briarmoore. We helped some friends process their chickens on Tuesday. Thursday morning we processed our chickens, and in the afternoon we cut them up and packaged them. Friday we returned to Polyface to finish cutting up and packaging the rest of our birds. Today I will be busy busy busy cleaning my house! With all the farm work picking up pace, my house has been neglected... lots of dust, clutter, etc. I'll be happy when I'm all caught up with the laundry!

I'm also preparing for our two interns to arrive on Sunday and Monday. Their names are Chris and Bob, and we're very excited for their arrival! I'll be the chef this summer, preparing dinner for my family plus Chris and Bob all week long. We're really looking forward to getting to know these two men and imparting what knowledge we have to them.

We will process again on Monday, do cut ups again on Tuesday, and then won't be processing for another two weeks. It's a fun job for me because it's a joy to spend time with family and friends, be outdoors, and make money! However, I wouldn't want to process chickens all the time-- so I'm very grateful for our two week break.

Other than processing, things are going well. We've got 6 litters of rabbits right now, sweet little things! The garden is growing lots of beautiful veggies and herbs, including a thistle plant that's nearly up to my shoulders! (But I'm short!) Even though I'm new at gardening, I think I'm in love. It's so peaceful to work in the garden, and so rewarding to see things grow. It seems there are a lot of life lessons to learn from gardening!

I hope you're having a good week!

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