Pancake the Pig Harrah met a timely death on August of 2011. He was a gentle soul, that ate his owners out of house and home. Weighing over 220 pounds, he is sure to supply an abundant amount of sustenance to his hungry family and friends in the coming year. Condolences can be sent to IFYOUDONTEATMEATDONTJUDGEMECAUSEIDO.HAHA.
Our family would rather know where our food comes from as much as possible, than rely on those pre-packaged “meat” bundles from God-knows-what, and Who-Knows-Where. Yes, it’s a hard lesson of life to butcher something you have raised, but it’s one we feel is more of a benefit than a hinderance. People have been raising animals and killing them for food for thousands of years. It’s only been in the last century or so, that people have lost touch with where their food comes from. I guess that’s where the term “what I don’t know won’t hurt me” comes in to play. So sorry to tell you that “what you don’t know CAN hurt you”….you just might not find out until the doctor comes in and tells you that you are sick from Salmonella, E.Coli, Norovirus Infection, or Shigellosis.
Jenny Lee’s HoneyBees are producing honey wonderfully, and have already capped off several frames of honey. This is what a Capped off frame of honey looks like, for those who don’t know where their food comes from *cough*
I’m super excited about getting our first harvest. I am wanting to make the switch from sweetening foods with sugar, to using honey more often. Of course, to buy honey and do this would be at an outrageous cost. But, producing honey at home makes the change much more feasible. When we get our farm up and running again, we are hoping to add more hives so we can sell some of the surplus, too. Yummo~
So, now we have the farm animals dwindled to two bee hives, seven hens, two roosters, and one cat. Sure is a long way from the Original Rock Bottom Farm animal count in April of this year, but God’s word promises Restoration, and that’s what we are believing for.
Speaking of Restoration…I am seriously thinking of changing the Farm name once we get settled. The Bible teaches us that a ‘good name is rather to be chosen..’ and although I really LIKED the name Rock Bottom Farm, I think we’ve been-there-and-done-that, and it’s time for a farm name that will be conducive to better times! Here’s a few ideas, and you can share any you might have also:
That’s all I’ve come up with so far, but am open to any ideas. I promise I will give you credit where credit is due, if you come up with one we love :o)
Keep praying that we hear something soon about our home loan, so we can get up and running again~