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Winter Is Upon Us

On December 31, 2010 in General by spope

Our crews are busy selecting and placing the 30,000 bird pheasant breeder flocks. Read More »


Updates

On December 23, 2010 in General by spope

It’s just two days before Christmas – about 1/2 of our employees are here today. We’ve been through a couple of wet snow episodes in the last couple of weeks – I think we’re gun shy now. Read More »


Why Do Pheasants Pick?

On December 14, 2010 in General by spope

Over the years I’ve heard lots of stories and rationalizations why pheasants pick. I am going to just lay out all the things I’ve heard and then give you my own theories. Read More »


Our First Snow of the Year

On December 4, 2010 in General by spope

It’s December and we just got our first snowfall last night. Snow and pheasant farming have a love/hate relationship. No snow (accompanied by sub freezing temps) means lot’s of extra work for our crews watering our birds. Read More »


I’d like to share some of our thoughts and experiences with using different protein levels of feed for our pheasants. Read More »


A New Addition

On November 10, 2010 in General by spope

We have 4 Case 45+ HP tractors that we use to till the pens, water, move out birds, mow, etc., etc. The oldest of the four tractors was a Case 495 – that we used for 20 years. Read More »


More Updates

On November 7, 2010 in General by spope

It’s been a few weeks since I posted to my blog. I will try and write about as much as I can that has happened in those few weeks. Read More »


Bill has been slightly laid up, due to outpatient knee surgery, (he’s getting better everyday,) so I asked him if I could write his blog. I was truly surprised when he told me, not only could I write it, but he didn’t need to approve it before I posted. Read More »


A Pot of Gold

On October 12, 2010 in General by spope

I’ve experienced my current feeling many times – usually in September or October. My feelings are that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – and that the rainbow ends at our farm. Read More »


French Redlegged Partridges

On October 7, 2010 in General by spope

This is the third year we are raising and selling adult French Redlegged Partridges. We have been importing the eggs from France – hatching and raising the chicks to maturity on our farm. This year we have grown 10,000 mature Redlegs. Read More »