Saturday, April 25, 2009

Alligator Season coming soon !

Click on the title link to see more pictures from last year's first ever alligator season on Cordray's Taxidermy site.

This is a big GATOR!

Kenneth's calling a few of the gator guys, so if he's working on yours he should be calling you soon. Click on the title link for more photos from Cordray's Taxidermy.

With friends like this...

A group of friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck.
"Where's Henry?"
"Henry had a spell of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail."
"You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back!?!"
"A tough call," nodded the hunter, "but I figured no one is going to steal Henry."


Thursday, April 23, 2009

'Natural patterns' of farming touted in documentary -

This is a terrific article about sustainable farming! Our new chicken flock is the beginning, we hope, of this same kind of cycle to help add nutrients to our pastures. I'm not so sure I want to venture into the pigs, though!
Click here or the title bar for the USA Today article.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Three sons...

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly Mother.

The first said, "I built a big house for our Mother." The second said, "I sent her a Mercedes with a driver." The third smiled and said, "I've got you both beat. You remember how Mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can't see very well any more. I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took Elders in the church 12 years to teach him. He's one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it."

Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks: "Milton," she wrote one son, "the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

"Gerald," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel any more. My eyesight isn't what it used to be. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Donald," she wrote to her third son, "you have the good sense to know what your Mother likes. The chicken was delicious!"

Look for the Cordray Farms Beef List email!

We're almost ready! As many of you know, we sell individual cuts of our farm raised all natural beef during deer season. Then in the off season, we sell beef by the side or in shares. We've all been waiting for the class of 2009 and they will be coming very soon. The shares may vary just a little, but we try to divide a whole steer into 8 equal parts.
Each share is about 50 to 55 lbs and consists of:
TBone/Porterhouse steaks - 4
Ribeye steaks - 3
Rump roast or sirloin tip roast - 1
Boneless stew - 1 pack about 1 lb.
Stirfry - 1 pack
Round Steak - 3 packs
Cube steak - 1 to 2 packs
Shoulder roast or chuck roasts - 2 or 1 of each
Flat Iron or Mock tender steak - 1
Sirloin steak - 1
Ground beef - 18 to 22 lbs. in 1 1/3 lb packs
Everything comes vacuum sealed and frozen. It will fill a medium size cooler. If you'd like to be added to the email list to be notified when the Cordray Farms beef shares are ready, contact us at


We just had snow in April! Hail about as big as a nickel covered the ground in just a few seconds. Keep an eye to the skies, it may be heading your way!