|The kids were on board from day one|
|Baby chicks, cozy in our mud room.|
|One of our boys feeding the fully-grown meat birds|
Most importantly, I am happy to be contributing in a more direct way to our family's food supply. I visited a farm with the kids last fall and was so struck by their way of life, their connection with the land, and how their labor was so initimately linked to their family's livelihood (they tilled the soil, they worked the land, they harvested the vegetables that fed their family - they rarely bought food at a grocery store). In the future I hope to take on vegetable gardening as well. But that's another journey for another day.
In the meantime, I am sincerely appreciative of the many blessings God gives my family to make our own place in this world. And I am happy to have these little animals in our family, to care for, to provide for us, and to enrich our lives. Farm life, I think I'm going to like it.
|Visiting the laying hens|
|These little guys are not so bad after all|