Archive for March, 2012

I can remember the exact moment when, to be a “real company,” you had to have a fax number. (It was in 1989, and yes, I am THAT OLD!) Now, it seems, nobody uses faxes any more, but you gotta have a Facebook page. So, now we do! If you love us in real life, please help us spread the word by visiting our Facebook page, and “liking” us there! And, if you aren’t hip to “liking” pages on Facebook, just let me know—I can fax you the instructions. 😉

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Ground Beef Additives

There have been many news stories recently about the practice of treating beef trimmings with ammonium hydroxide and adding them into ground beef. And many prospective customers have been asking us for reassurance that our ground beef does not contain it. The answer is: NO! Our ground beef does NOT contain and never has contained any pink slime or any other additive.

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After a great family vacation to Puerto Rico, I was pleasantly surprised to get back to New Hampshire and find that everything went so smoothly while I was gone. Omar seems a bit jumpy every time there is a puff of breeze, I’m not sure why. Come to think of it, the laying hens are, too. Other than that, the farm is in great shape.

Speaking of layers, our pullets have started to lay. So we have plenty of pullet eggs. Pullet eggs are just as nutritious and delicious as regular eggs, only about half the size. (The official term in the egg business is “pee-wee” eggs.) If you are interested, we are offering pee-wee eggs while they last for $1.50 per dozen.

And speaking of eggs, look who made the front page of the Union-Leader today!

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Murphy’s Law

Steve left last Friday for a vacation in Puerto Rico. But not to worry. We know how to handle whatever happens in his absence, right? Wrong! The SECOND DAY of Steve’s vacation, the roof blew off the greenhouse, where all our laying hens and ready-to-lay pullets are sheltered for the winter. It turns out, these plastic covers are only good for 4 years. After that, the sun has made them brittle and they need to be replaced. Who knew? Not me!

I finally found the right sheet of plastic on Tuesday—just in time, because snow was forecast for Wednesday. The first instruction for installing the roof says to do it when there is NO WIND. Unfortunately, that was not an option, so we skipped to step 2. I had the bright idea of tying some cement blocks to the edges to help hold them down. Now picture a 100 foot long by 36 foot wide sail in a stiff breeze. That thing really wanted to flap like a flag—and so it did. Just as if there were no cement blocks or grown men holding on to it. We found some really choice words to describe our feelings for Steve. Did I mention he was in Puerto Rico?

Anyway, it ended well with no injuries. A huge thank-you to Brian, Craig, Patrick, Sandro, Jimi, Kevin, Frank, Jam, and D.J. who helped throughout the day.

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