Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Life on a Hobby Farm

Morning arrives early as the sun's rays hit our mountain. It always brings a huge smile to my day. For 35 years I had a view of roof tops, but now I step out my front door and see a gorgeous mountaintop.
 
The girls start their morning with lots of squawking that tells me they want their breakfast!
 
 
Lucy had a few bites and then headed inside her house to lay an egg. I always thank them for their contributions!
This morning the girls had corn on the cob, romaine, spinach, a bit of plain cherrios and of course their layers crumble.
Yesterday we were in the "big" city and picked up 3 more fruit trees - 2 cherry and 1 red delicious. We've decided to add a few trees every year to our small orchard. In Knitting News: The main reason I was in Bakersfield was to order the die for our knitting product. It'll actually be made down in Los Angeles and then brought up to the printer here. They were kind enough to show me their HUGE die cutting machine that was totally awesome. On my next visit I'll try to remember my camera to get a picture of it. Getting a product ready to market is much more time consuming than I had realized. Keeping costs down is our primary objective, so finding the right resources takes a tremendous amount of time.

2 comments:

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice photos, very nice post ! The chickens are lovely and plump. Oh and I received the yarn today. It's gorgeous, can't wait to work with it.

Gale Fields said...

I love the idea of adding a few trees every year.