Gabbard Farms

The Farm

  • The Quiet Still of the Morning…...not!

    February 10, 2011

    The cock doth crow
    To let you know,
    If you be wise,
    Tis time to rise.

    ……We have approximately 165 roosters on our farm...Trust me on this one..."sleeping in" is not an option……

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Eggs out the Wazzoo...

    January 20, 2011

    Only about 75% of the hatching eggs that are gathered daily from our farm cut the mustard...Any undesirables are set aside for eating...

    Many things can cause a hatching egg to not pass inspection...If an egg is: oddly shaped, porous, too small, too large, too light, too dark, deeply scratched, wrinkled, chalky, cracked, stained, thin-shelled or excessively “poopy” it is set aside...The eggs that pass inspection...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes...

    January 18, 2011

    My Farmer and my Father-in-law are headed over this morning to the Livestock Auction to watch our calves sell. We have 32 calves being sold in today’s auction. I do not attend the cattle auctions...there is way too much testosterone and spitting going on down there...have fun boys!

    The calves had to be loaded and unloaded three times before they all decided to cooperate...

    by The Farmer's Wife
  • The Weather Outside is Frightful!

    December 29, 2010

    Holy Frijoles!  It’s COLD!!  We live in the Northern most part of the Upper South...just South enough to get smokin’ hot in the Summer and far enough North that we can also get some brutally cold temps in the Winter.  The extremely cold weather does not last long, but while it‘s here? EGAD!...9 degrees with a big splash of humidity...miserable is one of those times...

    by The Farmer's Wife
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