2016 … a look ahead

The Crew

The Crew

Although 2015 was a roller-coaster of a year, 2016 is poised to be a phenomenally productive year. Last year we were short-staffed, had to fight a bear to keep our chickens alive, had some cattle poached; in all I have no idea how we managed, but we somehow did. This year we plan on repairing seven corrals and completing the upgrades to some of our layer and broiler pens and preparing for a prosperous 2017.
2016 will be a year of massive rebuilding and completing three of our large corrals; including our sheep and goat pen. We are planning on doubling our hiring and expanding our layer facilities, allowing us to raise an additional 600 baby birds. We will start to construct a new produce area following in the steps of the Inca terraces.
I would like to thank all of those who have been supporting us since 2007 and we will keep you up-to-date on our progress throughout the course of 2016.

2015 Schedule

For 2015, we will NOT be attending any farmers’ markets. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will have 900 chickens and 50 turkeys for sale this year. Chickens will be butchered July 15, August 15 and September 15. Turkeys will be butchered the first week of October.

Please use our order form to pre-order.

Last Delivery of 2013

Our normal Thursday delivery for the week of Dec. 23 will be on Monday, December 23 instead:

  • St. Albert parking lot across the street from the front of city hall between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Northgate Mall beside Chili’s restaurant between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Thank you for your support all year. Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. See you in the New Year.

 

Possibly Contaminated Eggs

If you bought eggs from us today at the St. Albert farmers’ market and they smell of gasoline, please throw them out and contact us. We will replace the eggs and refund your money. Our rented generator leaked fuel near the egg cartons, and we want to be extra safe.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks you all for a great weekend

A special thanks to Miranda & Mom for helping me @ the St. Albert Farmers’ Market on Saturday and for working the Callingwood Farmers’ Market this past Sunday (what an awesome Fathers’ day gift). Of the 118 birds we butcher, we have 8 whole birds left along with 4 packs of wings and 1 pack of drumstick.

This Wednesday we will be sending another 150 birds to butcher – however we will only be making 12 packs of each part (skinless & boneless breasts, drumsticks, thighs & wings). We will try to have more packs available for the following weekend.

 

Here is our progress so far

 northside covered portion Inside Flowerbed - northside IMG_7143 IMG_7140 IMG_7139 IMG_7136 IMG_7134 IMG_7133 IMG_7132 IMG_7131 IMG_7130 IMG_7129 IMG_7125 IMG_7124 IMG_7123 IMG_7122 IMG_7121 IMG_7118 IMG_7117 IMG_7116 IMG_7115 IMG_7114 IMG_7113 IMG_7112 IMG_7111 IMG_7110 IMG_7109 IMG_7108 Eastside wall #1 Chainlink & Netting on northside

Left to do – (as of May 12, 2013)

 1)      Install eastside windows. (60’)

2)      Install the eastside chain link fencing (approx. 60’) & gates

3)      Build on  40’ planter beds & fill with dirt

4)      Install the remaining 70 % of the metal roofing on the west portion of the pen

5)      Install 2 segments of the large game fencing (as roofing) on the open air potion of the coral (cut and stretch)

6)      Stain 9 mini pallets to support the feeders

As you can see we are nearly there.  You will not see us @ the Callingwood Farmers Market until the weekend of May 26, 2013

72 hours and counting

With the help of my great friends, my wife and I have made great strides in completing the massive corral/pen/compound for our 2,000 broiler(roaster) chickens.

Completed as of our last update –

1)      70% of the perimeter chain link fencing.

2)      Screwed down all the 5/4” cross board for the covered portion on each side of the far side (west side) sea container.

3)      80% of the large game fencing (as roofing) on the open air potion of the coral – 2 segments left to put up. (as seen in the photos – Reyna & Gisela have completed the stitching).

4)      Half of the west side walls – only top half (windows left to be installed).

5)      30% of the metal roofing on the west portion of the pen has been installed.

6)      Build one of the two 40’ planter beds & fill with dirt.

7)      Drill 1” holes in the 45 gal drums which act as feeders for the chickens.

8)      Backfill the perimeter fencing.   

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Left to do –

1)      Install eastside windows. (60’)

2)      Install the balance perimeter fencing. (approx. 120’ of chain link fence)

3)      Install the last four pair of roof trusses.

4)      Build the remaining  40’ planter beds & fill with dirt

5)      Install the gates @ the east end pen

6)      Install the remaining 70 % of the metal roofing on the west portion of the pen

7)      Install 2 segments of the large game fencing (as roofing) on the open air potion of the coral (cut and stretch)

8)      Stain 9 mini pallets to support the feeders

 

As you can see we are nearly there.  You will not see us @ the Callingwood Farmers Market until the weekend of May 26, 2013