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Week 25 Meat Share

Posted on by Justine Mentink

Meat Share Week 25 - Last share of the 2014-15 season!!

Thank you so much for you support over the last 50 weeks and we look forward to working with for you many more to come!

This week your share contains:

TapRoot ham - steak or roast @ $7.00/lb                       varies
TapRoot Chicken - whole @ $7.50/lb                             varies 
TapRoot Herb Sausages - @ $7.50/pack                         $7.50
                                                      Total: within $1 of $37.50
The chickens and hams varied so much in their weight, so we made up each share individually, matching up larger chickens with smaller hams and vice-versa.

Nathans animal update:

Winter weather continues to be challenging. There is always snow to be moved, and water containers to de-ice, but the animals don't mind the cold and they always have a dry place to lay in for the night.

We've received our first batch of free range chicks for 2015. With any luck, by the time these chicks have feathers, there will be some green grass for them to munch on. For now though, they are snugged away in the barn, living the life of luxury under the warmth of the heat lamps. 

This week we expect many many many baby bunnies to be born! Some of the mothers are already starting to show some nesting behavior. A few days before babies are born the mother rabbits pull our their own fir to use as a material for nest building. Baby bunnies are born completely hairless, so they need a nice cozy nest to thrive.