This weekend, I said goodbye to my dear friend, Comet. To most, she was just a chicken. To me, she was a friend and farm companion. Comet was from our first flock of 12 chickens, when Indigo Acres was established in 2014. She was the first to greet me at the food pan each morning. She loved to follow me into the hay barn and peck at the leftover treats she would find on the floor. She loved assisting me on the tractor and would never hesitate to climb aboard. My heart hurts, knowing Indigo Acres will never be quite the same without this amazing girl. Goodbye, my dear friend…you will be greatly missed.
It was Spring 2016 and our farm and garden routines were working out nicely. Our goal for the year was to keep new additions to a minimum…
Building Indigo Acres, over the past two years, had been a nonstop adventure! We admitted we were a bit tired and ready to have a routine. But, Spring meant only one thing…baby animals! A few new additions would not throw off our routine, right!?
Keeping with the theme of “minimum changes” for 2016, we decided to begin raising our own meat chickens. (As you have probably figured out by now, we are not very good at sitting down and just going with the flow!) Raising clean, healthy and chemical free food is one of our main goals at Indigo Acres. For more information how and why we raise meat chickens, read… https://growingself.blog/2017/06/30/fruit-and-curry-chicken-salad/
Since we decided to begin our meat chicken adventure, why not add raising turkey to our adventure list!
The gardens continued to grow and expand. Our fruit trees, although young, provided us with some beautiful, organic fruit.
2014-2016 was proof that hard work, determination and passion pays off! We had followed our dreams and made them a reality! The foundation of Indigo Acres was strong and would only grow more beautiful and unique with passing years…