Posted on

Pasture Posts #8

What’s Keeping Us Busy

Tall Grass Grazing

Our grasses are loving this weather and are growing extremely fast right now.  This causes us to rotate the cattle through each paddock quickly so that they can “top” the grass to reset it’s growth cycle and move on to the next paddock.  Here’s a video showing that in action.  

All our layer houses out to pasture 

We were able to get all our hens into their pasture houses for a long growing season where they’ll be able to forage for bugs and grass! 

Pigs in full rotation

After they spend some time in a “training pen” our newly acquired pigs get turned out into the pasture paddocks where they’ll be rotated to a new paddock about every 7 days. Take a look at the group we just turned out chowing down on fresh grass! 

Product Spotlight

We would like to bring your attention to a couple of opportunities that are available for you to save some money. 

First, is our Medium sized eggs from our youngest hens that are just getting the hang of laying.  They’ve given us a good amount of these slightly smaller eggs that we’re offering at a good discount.

Second is some “broken seal” whole broilers.  These are whole broiler packs that have lost the vacuum seal.  There’s nothing wrong with the chicken, and we usually consume these ourselves, but we have a few more than we can eat so we’re offering them at a discount. 

Next Tour Date

The first tour of the year went great! We had a great turn out and the weather was nice.  We had almost 30 people show up and had some very beneficial discussions! If you missed out on this one, don’t worry!  We are offering another tour in May. See below for more information. 

If you would like to see some of these methods in practice that we mentioned above, we are providing a great opportunity to do so on Saturday, May 8th!  We will have a tractor-pulled hay ride ready that will transport you around the farm to show you first hand the benefits of pasture-raised livestock that are constantly moving.  

  • The date/time is May 8th at 10:00am.
  • We look forward to these tours as it lets us talk with customers at more length than is usually possible.  It also lets you see in person where and how your food is raised. 
  • We plan to have tour offerings about once per month.
  • Hit the button for more details on the  May 8th  tour.

What makes us different

With this segment we plan to highlight one aspect of our farm that makes us different from other farms.

Pastured Poultry: A Better Way Forward

Our farm is a member of APPPA (American Pastured Poultry Producers Association) which is an organization that works hard to not only educate and inform it’s member farmers as to the best practices in pastured poultry but also to educate consumers so that they might seek out those farmers who are raising chickens in the best way possible.  

Below is a video that they produced that shows you other farms around the country that are raising chickens in a similar manner to Watson Farms.  These farmers talk about why it’s important to raise them this way, which creates a stark contrast to the massive numbers of chickens that are raised in industrial confinement settings throughout the country.  So it’s not just us that’s crazy enough to revert back to an older style of chicken farming, it’s more and more farmers across the USA that are doing the same thing.  Take a look!

Help us free up some freezer space! 🐔

Our chicken sale continues for now!

These are some of the best prices EVER on our truly pasture-raised, non-GMO chicken products.  As you can see below, many products are 25% off or more while our bundles are as much as 15% off the already-discounted bundle price. Head over to the website and stock up!

Thanks again for being partners in this endeavor of local, pasture-raised proteins that has truly transformed our farm.  We look forward to continuing this transition while serving you long into the future.

Sincerely,

The Watsons