Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Hunkering Down For The Long Haul
Filled every nook and cranny:
And I still need to hit up some friends/ neighbors with freezer space to spare.
Trusty Lil' Red got almost 400 Lbs. of local organic chicken back to the house:
We feed our two herding dogs a diet of raw meaty bones. They also get supplemental dog food along with table scraps and whatever they find out there on their own (grasses, bark probably some rocks too) We have fed our dogs a local and organic diet most of their lives. We are basically following our dog's lead.
The chicken we get is pastured in movable yurts on a farm in Socorro, NM. A small family farm that is very sustainable (also "Organic") . Tom (the chicken guy) calls himself a soil conservationist before he'd call himself a poultry farmer. It is the only poultry we eat. We might also kill a rooster or two in the next few months. We are just steadily moving towards a great lifestyle.
Freezer is so full it wouldn't stay closed:
The solution was to put a ratchet tie around the whole freezer:
Cleaning the tubs Tom uses to transport the chicken: