Saturday, July 18, 2009

And other times I know it is.

Sometimes I think this is why we bale hay on Selkirk!

And stacked again to wait for cold winter days!

And unstacked.

and moved to the barn

Stacked on the trailer

The bales have to be moved from the field.

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And spits out the bale

Then the baler comes

And more...

More rows

Cut hay is raked into long rows.

Be careful when you bring lunch to the hayfield! My new view...

The view from the hay fields makes the work easier!

And these are the yellow chicks now!

To all of you who missed the hatching, check out the late March blog entries. We're hoping for eggs in fall.

The brown chicks look like this.

Remember the only white baby chick?

He became this handsome bantam rooster.

The baby chicks are teenagers!

They love treats from the garden and the guys spend lots of time practicing their crowing!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cordray Farms Beef sides ready to cut!

Hello, Friends!
We are finally beginning to make some headway on the waiting list for Cordray Farms Beef!   We are ready to take some orders now for beef sides. A side is one half of a steer. It will weigh about 350 lbs. With beef sides, you can have it cut exactly to your order. Want especially thin or thick steaks? Want tons of burger and no roasts? We'll talk you through the process and cut it exactly the way you want! It is the same all natural, pasture raised beef from cows born and raised on Lowcountry farms, you just get to call all the shots!
Beef sides are priced based on the precut weight at $3.25 lb.  Deposits of $200 will hold the side for you. Be sure to include your phone number, so we can call to get your cutting orders.
We have a few shares (1/8th of a cow) that will be ready, too. Send in $100 to hold a share and we'll call you to make a pick up appointment.
Thanks,
Michael C.
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www.cordrays.com
Cordray Farms
Cordray's Venison Processing
6708 County Line Rd.
Ravenel, SC 29470
843.766.7922

Getting tractors lined up...

Awaiting the baler


This time of year, we are packaging sunshine! The hay fields on Johns Island have been storing up sunshine and warm summer rains as the grass grows higher and higher. An earlier picture showed Michael working on the mower arm and now all systems are go! The process begins with much muttering and exclaiming about the weathermen never really getting it right! This field's been cut and now is drying.

Getting ready!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Check out Lowcountry Outdoors by Jeff Dennis

Jeff Dennis hosts an interesting blog that covers all kinds of outdoor sports in the Charleston area. Jeff's a regular during deer season and we're happy to "trade links" with him. Click on the title to see Jeff's blog.

Real-time Earth and Moon phase