Tuesday, November 24, 2009
DANG!!! I can't do this!! Patty, my lamb, was born March 17th-St Patty's Day. Before he's a year old I'll have to butcher him (before he turns to mutton or a cinder-block headed ram! ) well,as much as I LOVE leg-of-lamb .....no, I still can't .......having a farm is VERY EXPENSIVE if you hang onto animals/poultry that are non-productive.I love my turkeys..... my chicken mamas,my lambs........but the FEED is ASTRONOMICAL!! At Thanksgiving, Weiss Supermarkets sell turkeys for $0.49/lb !! hahaha! That is a store promotion gimmick sold at a GREAT loss! Don't think for a minute you could raise a turkey or a chicken for that price....EVER!!It becomes easy to drive the piggers to the butcher at the time appointed because they are pretty brutal by that point~ shoving,biting and smashing into my knee joints.But my 10 month old lambs and 6 month old turkeys~~~ welllll,they please me and are my sweethearts.~~~~~ NUTS!!!!