That was the joke. Not too many farms around that I would WANT to eat off of....still poisoning the land, still poisoning their livestock to deworm them, still doing the same things year in and year out.Aren't we supposed to be eating off farms??? I can't wait to see the progression with your herd. Can't wait to see how your land management program comes along.
I was happy to see that the "Food Stamps" system in the US (now called SNAP, I guess) now includes the purchase of seeds and plants for the production of food. Not sure how many on the SNAP program will take advantage of it, but at least the idea is there.
Dorper/Katahdin cross but they have a good bit of the Katahdin look and temperament, so I'm not too put off. Dorper crossing is pretty common to breeders who aren't developing pure stock. These girls have JUST the right build I'm looking for, so I'm thanking God all the while!Nice you were able to acquire a few more sheep, B. Like all, we are waiting on the photos. I assume they are Katadhins?
It's a liability thing, mostly. I often give excess eggs or produce to a few families that are happy to get some assist. Mostly, older families. There are a couple on a road coming home that are grateful but would never ask. I admire his hand worked garden and he accepts my "just too many hens laying eggs"... even tho I have customers, he isn't aware. When I butcher, I sometimes find "my freezer is too full" & they will accept a roast.This summer local hospital had what looked like an old fashioned village market cart set up, where gardeners could drop off excess produce for patients to take. I was so glad to see that.