Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Place

Everyone tells us how lucky we are to have found land in Keller. Keller is a great little bedroom community just north of Ft. Worth and it has just about everything you can ask for - groceries, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, fantastic local restaurants, tractor supply and a feed store just around the corner. However, most of the housing in Keller is in subdivisions now. Our place is on 2.7 acres on a dead end street of houses on the same size lots. About half the families on the street keep some kind of livestock. We've seen horses, cattle and there are supposed to be goats nearby, too.

The back pasture is divided in half. The llama is on the right hand side and the photo of the chickens below is the left side. The property behind us is a horse farm where someone is always riding. I wished I would have had the camera the first time the alpacas and the horses saw each other. Everyone was very curious, but no one freaked out.

The chickens are molting right now, so not laying many eggs, which is a good thing because I haven't found a market for them yet. In Marana, there was a great Farmer's Market every Monday in Gladden Farms. They took my eggs and sold them for me on consignment. If I can't find a way to sell them soon, we're going to be eating lots of omelettes and souffles.

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