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A Day at a Rabbit and Poultry Farm in Alabama

September 30, 2011

A Day in Ag logoShared by Jan Hoadley, Slow Money Farm, northwest Alabama

Morning, Sept. 29

By 6 a.m. Scoutman is up and gone – we’ve relied on his off the place work to keep the bills paid as we grow. This is shaken as the guy he’s worked for is having issues with divorce. If that leaves there’s really no attachment to stay in Alabama except that we have a roof here and can’t afford to move. Thus there’s an increasing push now to find investors, markets and get land so that if things go bad we have something besides worst case – losing everything. Talk about motivation!

It’s 7 a.m. and the day begins – I’m checking messages early, Connor’s up watering the birds and rabbits. The inside dogs have been out for morning relief. By 7:30 I’m out feeding the rabbits and checking feed levels on the poultry. The turkeys will need filled – they’re going through feed rapidly now! At the same time Connor’s cleaned up an ‘oops’ one of the dogs left by the door and is feeding the dogs.

Once the animals are fed and watered, we return to the house where by 8 Connor has breakfast cooking – sausage and toast. We’ve altered things a bit today as we have some things we need to tend to over the next few days and there is just us doing it. While he’s getting breakfast ready I erase some files on the video card, upload another short video clip, fire up Tweetdeck and update this again. By 830 Connor’s starting on his school work with reading some pages from "The Shepherds Trilogy" where he’s on "A Shepherd Takes a Look at the Lamb of God" for eight pages to start the day. I start with a passage from "Starting Your Day Right" by Joyce Meyer, a little reflecting and getting focused...

Read the full account Jan's day at Slow Money Farm's blog.

 

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