Monday, September 04, 2006
Hurricane Ernesto - downgraded to a tropical depression - brought some mighty fine winds to our farm! Two of our 6 pasture pens we use for moving our chickens across the fields were blown over and bent. We lost 12 birds due to crushing and hypothermia (rain and wind). We spent half of the day repairing pens and getting the birds back under cover with food and water. They looked much better later in the day. We hammered in some steel posts at the corners to hold pens down. Should have done that the night before and could have saved ourselves and the birds some trouble!
Posted by jericho farmer at 1:15 PM
Do you ever feel like someone is following you while you are doing farm chores? It happened to Christa last week. Our farm and the farmers were being filmed for the Womens Agriculture Network (WAGN) program. They will be including our farm as part of their online curriculum - streaming video. Christa was a graduate of their program about 5 years ago. So the Director Beth, Film man Jeff and Sound guy Chris followed us around while doing chores and then sat us down and interviewed us about how we got started in farming, what the challenges are, and what the future holds. We hope our farm and experiences are helpful to other prospective farmers. We need more small farmers to grow good food and connect with their communities!
Posted by jericho farmer at 12:59 PM