- Oct 16, 2010
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- Virginia is for Pasture Farmers!
@secuono hi neighbor! We are really close. Fingers and toes crossed we may enjoy the Montpelier Fiber Festival this year and actually meet each other! You officially have the world's cutest sheep!! How long have you had Babydolls? Do you have many pet sales? Maybe Babydolls will be the next KuneKune: the must-have for homesteaders.
Do you shear yourself? How are fiber sales? I've heard crazy stories of people tilling wool into their gardens as fertilizer, there's that little money in selling. One friend has had a little more luck participating in the Shave 'Em to Save 'Em initiative.
I helped with shearing once. I learned the hard way how slippery they get with all that lanolin and nothing to grab onto anymore! I watched the shearer hang from the barn rafters on breaks to stretch his back. There's not many willing to do that hard labor for the money these days. You couldn't pay me enough.
I grew both broadbreasted whites and bronze. They are just like a CCX in my mind, nothing but big couch potatoes that are always starving. I didn't really care for taste of either to be honest.@Crealcritter , I'm ordering broad breasted white turkeys from Valley of the Moon. Minimum order is 20 poults, anticipated end of July. Is that enough time to get up to processing weight for Thanksgiving?
What sort of gender split do I want? Valley of the Moon is a rare hatchery that does sex poults! I'm thinking 5 toms and 15 hens but I have no real reason for that breakdown except fewer buyers want giant birds. Seems like the most popular size is under 18 lbs.
Go to the grocery store? No!My opinion only... With the sales they have before and after Thanksgiving, might as well just go and buy a frozen butterball from the store. Because BBB & BBW taste the same as Butterball to me.
I don't have them any more... spouse hated them...What kind of geese do you have?