Monday, November 28, 2011

Rogue Chicken

If you had followed Mark into town this morning, you may have done a double take.  Perched on the straw in the trailer rode a chicken. 

Mark and the boys climbed into the truck to head to the farm.  As they were piling in, a chicken hopped onto the trailer.  Thinking it was a good place to sit, two of her friends decided to join her.  When the truck started to move out the drive, two hopped off.  Racing to the front window I saw that one stayed on for the ride.  Her feathers were blowing so much in the wind I wasn't sure she would stay on.

Imagine Mark's surprise when someone at the gas station commented on his passenger.  Those folks enjoyed a good laugh this morning.  If the gas station owner can catch the chicken, he gets to keep her.  Or maybe the town has a new mascot.  You never know.  Keep your eyes open when you drive through.  You may just find our hen ruling the roost.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hmmm....looking at my past blog titles, it seems all we thought about for a few weeks were farmer's market.  That's not so in real life.  We have been busy with life, just as you.  A few weeks ago we were challenged with a calf getting out of the pasture every day for a week or so.  The hot wire just wasn't bothering him a bit.  It gets really embarrassing and aggravating to get phone calls from people passing by who call to tell you your calf is by the road.  I'm very grateful, though, that people care and try to help.  We were just weary of running to the farm every day to put a calf in.  Actually, every time we got there, the calf was grazing innocently inside the pasture.  That is, until one day my mother-in-law and another gentleman stayed at the farm until I got there.  They watched where the calf got out and back in. 

That day second son and I worked on the hot wire for several hours.  We left and wouldn't you know it, my husband called before we made it home and said the calf was out.  Now you can be assured I was not a happy momma!  Z and I went on home, ate some lunch, and loaded the rest of the kiddos up again to head back to the farm.  This time we added a third wire between the two around the front of the property.  Whewww!  Thankfully that solved the problem!

Normally Mark and the boys are the fencing specialists.  I know enough to irritate the boys with my suggestions.  =)  They do a really good job with the farm work.  We rely on their help so much.  Like when I have to take a trailer somewhere.  They know what size ball we need to use, and they put it on the truck.  All I do generally is back up to the trailer, and they hook it up.  Mark has indeed taught them well; they are our right hand helpers!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Special Farmer's Market for Thanksgiving

There is one last farmer's market day of the season.  It is a special one just for farm-fresh food for your Thanksgiving feast.  We will be at the Sagamore West market Wednesday, November 23, 2011, from 3:00-5:30 pm.  Read about it here.  If you have pre-ordered turkey from us, we will have it thawed for you.  For those of you who have never purchased from our farm before, we look forward to meeting you!  It is always a pleasure serving friends.  Just look for the booth with the Double M Farms banner on the table.

In case any are interested, we also will have pork products with us for sale.  If you have any special orders for pork, call us or email, and we will make sure we have your order ready.

Remember that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to God who has blessed us with more blessings than we can count.  Let's live our lives in thankfulness every day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fall/Thanksgiving Special

Historically people would slaughter pigs in the fall and winter time.  Now is the time to fill your freezer with winter pork.  To give you added benefit in stocking your freezer, we are running a promotion for a limited time.  If you purchase a half hog, we will give you a whole chicken (value approx. $20.00).  Purchase a whole hog and we'll give you your choice of a turkey or 3 whole chickens (value $60.00-65.00).  Click here for our price list.  Consider buying a whole hog with a friend.  If you do that, you can both save on price/pound.  We'll leave it up to you to divide the turkey or chicken. =)  Any who choose a turkey will be able to get it before Thanksgiving.

There is a limited availability of both products.  This offer ends Monday, November 21, 2011.  Act now to insure that you get your order in before we sell out.

Phone # to order:  765-414-9352