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Our pen manager, Brian Klein, needs to be the best weather forecaster on our farm. Every week from April thru early October – Brian has a group of pheasants to move out from our brooder barns into the pens. Read More »

The New Nets Are Going Up

On June 17, 2010 in General by spope

Because of the damage from the December 9th snowstorm, we are replacing over 30 acres of netting this summer. The new nets have been arriving and they are being installed about as quickly as they get here. Read More »

It’s been six months since the big storm. Our pens are being repaired, and the trauma and stress of the pens falling down seems far away. Read More »

The taller weeds are ragweed (bad), underneath lambsquarter is growing! Read More »

I Spoke Too Soon

On May 31, 2010 in General by spope

I copied this narrative directly from Brian Klein’s Facebook Page: Read More »

Problem Solved

On May 28, 2010 in General by spope

Two of our managers, Brian Klein and Brian Check laid in wait last night. Just after midnite our predator arrived. Needless to say (considering the picture) the two Brian’s put an end to our week of carnage. Read More »

The Final Night

On May 27, 2010 in General by spope

The manager whose office is right next to mine is Brian Klein, the pen manager. He is responsible for all the pheasants from the age of 7 weeks until they are mature and either shipped or become breeders. Brian has over 100 acres of covered pens to manage. Read More »

Overall, the farm is running well. As anyone can imagine, there are issues – issues with chick shipments, with employees, and a myriad of other things. Read More »

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m thinking about the upcoming week. We want to get a better handle on the number of adult birds we have sold for this fall. Read More »

I Am So Proud!!

On May 11, 2010 in General by spope

My wife Dori received the Janesville PTA Teacher of the Year award last week. Read More »