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LAZY H FARM N/C FL. THREAD

Discussion in 'Me, My Herd, My Family' started by Farmer Connie, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Aug 15, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    Barnyard mix is such an ugly tag. Like calling a crossed bred dog a mutt.
    Red sex links/comets are a cross used by hatcheries because of easy identification of pullets.
    When we advertise our chickens as Sunflowers, they sell out fast! Especially when they see the 10 or so we kept for breeders/egg producers.
    Barred rock/RI Red/Leg horns sell last. They are what their neighbors have and they want something different or unique.
    If we advertise barnyard chicks, not one call.
    Funny how that works..
     

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  2. Aug 17, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    Using the last 2# of our grounded cow today. Slow cooking a giant batch of chilli. Last of our onions and bell peppers for the season. The best way to stretch out the last of the last.
    Portion it out for tonight and several Tupperware containers for the freezer.
    Cowey kept us fed for a long long time! God bless you Cowey and thank you for your sacrifice..:)
     
  3. Aug 17, 2017
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    Pastor Dave True BYH Addict

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    I read the name wrong at first. Thought you wrote Conway. Not that that ain't a good name. :D =D
     
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  4. Aug 17, 2017
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    I always say a prayer over animals I slaughter. Yes, thanks to Cowey for providing good meat for you and your family.
     
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  5. Aug 20, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    We feed and cared for her for 19 months. It was not a good feeling leaving her with our processor. I have a conscious that I felt alive in me that day. But in the end, that is why we raised her. She lived a wonderful life until that moment of sacrifice. It was hard but not taken for granted.
    Pigs are around for a short period. Cows you notice when they are gone.
    I said I short prayer as I locked her in the pen before we left.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    We never name temporary livestock but we slipped that time.
    Our 2 feeders recently were just called the twins.
     
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  7. Aug 21, 2017
    Baymule

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    Time for you to raise another steer.
     
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  8. Aug 28, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    My heart goes out to the good people of Texas! Sorry for what you are experiencing. I cannot conceive that amount of rain if only 3" of rain did this to us in 2 hours yesterday.

    Video from my husband trying to keep his baby girl off the 8000 volt fence line.
    If we had the Texas rain amount, I would give up and move back to city life!
    Hang in there Texas! :hugs
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2017
    Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Loving the herd life

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    If you are following my rants, here is a little trick my hubby does to keep the prime pork coming in at lowest cost and highest quality as possible.
    Just because we just sent two 300# pigs to our butcher, doesn't mean we are set for life!
    It takes up to six months average for us to get them that big.
    So the ball has to keep rolling.


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    Introducing the new pork trio.
    They are selected from a litter we sold off. The proceeds went to the silo feed company. We stocked up on 16% pro grower feed out the ying yang. Buying in bulk saves big bucks!


    Also... These.
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    Several 50# bags of soybeans. 48% protein.


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    Daily, 2 crock pots cook the beans down to mush. The other 2 crock pots cook cracked corn down to mush.


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    Hub mixes them together and lets cool over night. When the process gets started, there is one bucket a day being fed to the new trio. Half bucket in the morning and the rest at sundown. On top of free will feeding of the conventional grain pellets.

    To raise hogs economically, get them big fast with that first growth spurt so you don't turn them into a money pit! We have seen so many people spending more money to raise a pig to eat, and spend more than it costs to buy at the supermarket.
    Protein builds lean muscle. We switch to corn and acorns (occasional bread) to finish them off. Tweaking the perfect balance between fat and muscle. The nuts add to the flavor of the meat.


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    We have a little bbq day planned for a couple weeks from now. Got to make space in our freezers for the new meats.
    Friends and family will be here enjoying the fruits of our labor.
    One of our freezers has a 100# butterflied whole hog in it.(taking up almost all the space) My hub will pit smoke it for the party!
    We hardly have any no shows when we invite folks (except vegetations) hehe.

    Got pork?
    :thumbsup
    Thanks for reading my junk!
    Fc
     
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  10. Aug 28, 2017
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    That sounds like an invitation you'd have to be really stupid to turn down!! :drool:drool:drool

    Pig chefs!! :lol::thumbsup:lol:
     
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