Here We Go

Our Mobile Processing Unit nearing completion

There are so many wonderful things that have happened in the last 6, not-as-quiet-as-we-hoped months. We want to tell you about all of them, and you will hear about a few of them. But we have to prioritize at this point. So telling you about the lessons we learned from last year (which are humbling and good), describing for you our pilgrimage from pasture #2 to pasture #3, our move from home to new home, and really unpacking the final chapters of our MPU (Mobile Processing Unit) will have to wait for another day.

Right now we need to tell you the story of today.

Brooder in Snow

The story of today resembles most any small farm in the heart of a booming Spring. Life is everywhere. The pastures are growing fast, like memories of your grown children (when did THEY get so big?) In the air are scenes and scents of things fully awake from Winter, and finding some play in their spirit. Bugs buzz. Blossoms have given way to disclose their secret packages that will some day soon fill our now empty canning jars and cupboards. Muddy puddles have receded and dried, leaving behind the scars of early passes though the soft soil, now giving us access by way of vehicle again (try lugging lumber on foot 200 yards to reassemble 5 brooders…yikes). Speaking of brooders, we can’t forget about the lovely sounds of chickens that fill our ears every morning and night! We wish it could be more right now, but we need to prioritize…so we move on leaving you this quick and colorful chapter of the Our Family Farm story in the Spring of 2012.

A farm like ours extends to us a welcomed balance to the rest of the excitement life throws our way (more stories). So before we publish the little post and allow ourselves to jump back in to other excitements we need to talk business with you, quickly.

First batch of birds on pasture

Some noteworthy things:

  1. We have changed our pricing for 2012. This is something we were trying not to do, but the increasing prices of everything, everywhere are forcing us to do the same. We hope the small increase is something we can count on to stay the same for the next few years. Please see our  2012 Pricing page for current information.
  2. Our first few batches of chickens have been thwarted with epidemic scale losses.  We belive to have identified why some of this has happened and have taken all the steps we can to prevent future loss. Warmer weather will help significantly. With this said, if you want chicken in May, place your order as soon as possible.
  3. Picking up your chicken this year will lead you to a new address. We have moved and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at our new address: 2194 Carmel Avenue, Eugene (Ferry Street Bridge area).
  4. We are working to confirm two other pick up spots around town. One down town in the Whitaker neighborhood, and one directly on Coburg road at Vanilla Jills. If you live in another neighborhood of the Eugene/Springfield area and you would like to host a pickup site, please email us.

That about wraps it up for us, for now. Happy Mother’s Day!



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3 responses to “Here We Go

  1. grammadorrie

    Looking forward to another exciting year of chicks to ready to eat birds!!

  2. Kristin

    I’m excited about your MPU. Do you know what the costs of that service will be?

    • Derek Brandow

      We are still working out those details. But the goal is to make it available to those who need it. stay tuned:)

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