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I wasn’t even going to get him, then he was gone

One fine blustery morning Eli and I fired up the old truck, and hit the road to go pick up a new little Kiko doeling that I stumbled upon for sale. She was young, but a looker. She had a twin with her, but the last thing I needed was another buck around here let alone a young one.

As we got there the snow and wind had picked up quite a bit, and a black Cadillac was waiting at the end of the drive for us. I thought good lord what did I get us into as we pulled in. The driver got out suited in black as one would expect. The suit was one of carhartts though. Yet again not what I expected.

I first laid eyes on the buck in the back I knew that I had to have him. His sire was a massive three legged brute with twisted horns 3+ feet wide. His four year old half brother was well on the way to his father’s majesty and docile to boot.

We were able to get a hold of them and load them in the back of the truck easily. We were slightly concerned when he started head butting the window between the truck and topper when Eli took a peak at him. Thankfully we were able to get home with no issues.

At home I backed up the the pen, and it was all I could do to get him our of the truck, let alone through the gate. I did it though and closed the gate. He took off behind a brush pile and was gone…over the 4′ fence like it wasn’t even there. I caught a glimpse of him like a white tail in the fall woods and then he just disappeared…well crap.

In a hurry, Nicole and I both got on the ATVs and went two different directions not knowing what way he would go once he his the plowed field behind the grove. Luckily I spotted him running across the field coming back toward us, headed for our trees. The last thing I wanted though was for him to get through them and into the neighbors grove. I flew after him trying to cut him off before he could hit the trees. He was faster than me and hit the woods. Now the only thing was to try and beat him to the road side and hope I made it first. Flying between the drainage ditch and the tree edge he darted out in front of me and into the drainage ditch… Remember this morning it had been snowing when we picked him up.

I bailed off the ATV before it had even stopped with enough wits to drop my phone on the bank since the water was over 3′ deep and he was already headed under the culvert. Luckily as I hit the water I could easily grab him. Goats are not known for their love of water sports and the current was strong enough he was swimming in place. Wrestling him to the edge of the water and and fighting him up the bank I was able to wait for help as Nicole and the Boys brought a rope to bring him home. He did not go willingly yet, but we got him secured in a stall where he was able to calm down.

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Now Taking Chicken orders

       
Pastured Chicken    

 

Our chickens are pastured and moved daily to a fresh patch of ground.  They are fed a combination of non-medicated feed, and as many bugs and as much grass as they desire.  The chickens are nutrient dense due to their diet, and they have a richer taste and firmer texture.

Chickens finish at about 5 lbs.

Three Options, to Get Our Chicken

  1. Try a Chicken
    • One time only we are offering a single bird at an entry level cost of $10 with the submission of a personal email address to our email list
  2. Preorder any number
    • Preorder birds with a $5 deposit per bird in whatever quantity you would like at $3/lb. available at your choice of delivery date.
  3. Bulk Order
    • By prepaying you are able to get a cheaper whole chicken at a flat rate.  The price is based on a 4 pound chicken, but I will provide a chicken around 5 pounds for the same price.
    • By buying in bulk, the chicken will be available in three allotments to save freezer space.
    • Price: $12/bird – Price of the whole package is due by March 31
    • Any Amount of Chicken in multiples of 3. (3,6,9,12…etc)
    • Ex. Total Amount 6 preordered,      2 in June           2 in August              2 in October

Chicken will be available

  • Week of June 10, 2019
  • Week of August 12, 2019
  • Week of October 14, 2019
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Tired of Blah Flavored Pork?

Tired of Blah Pork Flavor…?

Woodlot Raised Pork, Halves and Whole

Last year we tried a few woodlot raised hogs and they were a great success.  This year we are offering them up to anyone who would like a whole or half  hog.

Our Pigs

  • Our pigs are old time heritage breed pigs, with marbling in the meat and lots of flavor. 
  • The flavor of the meat is enhanced by the foraging that the pigs do in the woods on roots, plants, and fruits and nuts from trees. 
  • Our feed is a non-corn, barley-based feed to give the meat a firmer texture and more flavor. 

Processing

  • Pigs average 60-75 lbs. per half. 
  • Price is $2.50 per pound plus processing. 
  • The pigs will be processed at Lonsdale Country Meats in July
  • The processing is custom, so you get the cuts that you want, and how you want them.
  • There is a $50 non-refundable deposit per half

Place your order now in the store