Friday, May 13, 2011


Just an update from the McDowells and the birdies. We have chickens and turkeys out of the brooders (just a reminder, those are the heated enclosures in which baby chicks start out) and onto the pasture. It is so fun to watch the birds right when they get out- curiously pecking around, eating the grass, and then running around flapping their wings and screaming ‘freedom’. We speak chicken now after being around them so long, so we know what they are saying…yes, we know.

We have several volunteers who are taking shifts on the farm. Each day, the birds need to be fed, watered, and have their shelters moved one length. Volunteers are helping anywhere from once a week to once a month, with a few coming just once to check it out. We are so appreciative of our volunteers. The work takes about 1-1.5 hours and is quite emotionally relaxing and entertaining (and can be a little bit dirty…after all, it is a farm). A big shout out and thank you to our volunteers. If you’re interested, send an email and let us know.

And finally, I will close with a picture of two curious chicks checking each other out.


Jaime S. said...

how much for the blondie?

Rachelle said...

I love the picture! How cute! I'm glad that I stumbled across your blog--I am always a fan of local free range poultry.