I love reading blogs. I do have great aspirations of writing creative blogs to share more of the farm activities and save memories for my boys. And then there is that time factor! You know that thing so many of us have so little of! But here I go - giving blogging another try with a get to know the farm critters series!
Let me introduce you "Brownie" an egg laying hen. Would you believe Brownie is the oldest critter here on the farm! Brownie joined us in the Spring of 2010. She is an backyard flock cross that we obtained from a local farm.
For those of you who know anything about chickens - a 4 year old hen should have headed to the stew pot years ago! Farmer Luke took Brownie under "his wing" and she has been a special girl ever since. On days of catching and processing stew hens, I always have to remind friends or interns helping me catch the chickens "not the little brown hen"!
I'm not sure if Brownie still lays eggs. We do see her in the nesting boxes quite frequently but she may just be smart enough to know how to fool us! Either way this lil' brown hen named "Brownie" has a forever home here on the farm and in the heart of Farmer Luke!
Carrie grew up on a small dairy farm in downstate New York. After attending Morrisville State College and Cornell University, she continued her passion for agriculture in careers as a herd manager on a large dairy and working for Cornell Cooperative Extension. A handful of years living in North Carolina and working for NC State exposed Carrie to southern agriculture and beach life! A leap of faith has brought the family back to rural upstate New York, where Carrie now "practices what she preached" in small, sustainable agriculture production, along with now raising two small boys in a farm family tradition.