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Letter of resignation from your FarmHer

Posted 10/5/2017 10:05pm by Renee Savary.
 
Letter of resignation from your FarmHer,
 
 
  September 19 .. is the day I decided enough was enough and I was going to stop this nonsense …
 
Early that day we had to move some chickens coops over a few hundred yards passing a flatten cross fence.
 
Usually when we move the coops, every other day, it is for 12ft, we do it with the chickens in the coop with one person, in the coop, making sure the chickens move forward, then we feed them and they go lucky with their day …
If you move chickens more than that or turn the coop around then they have no clue where they live anymore so when we have to do this kind of major move, we leave the chickens in their coops for 3 days after which they remember … as weird as it sounds that is how it works and if you don’t do it that way you get stranded at the end of the day with your chickens scattered all over the place and you do not herd chickens … I got stranded countless of times over the years and  I learned my lesson the hard way ..
 
That day we had to make a kind of tricky move but nothing too complicated either … That is when my helper decided, against my very clear order, to let the chickens out making it easier to move the coops .. I was furious !!! but we could not wait another day to do it as the fence needed to get up to keep donkeys and sheep in …
 
Forward to the end of the day … 6:30pm, the night is falling and I find myself with hundred chickens that have no clue where they live.
You don’t have much options at that point : either let them out and take a chance on wild life being hungry that night or not or get them into something … I went to get one empty coop, moved it to the area the chickens were. 
 
Chickens don’t have night vision and even in front of the door they won’t move in. When they get stranded like that they congregate in small pods pretty much where their coop was, snuggling tight.
The only way to get them in is to hand pick them and put them in the coop. If you are fast you can grab 3 or 4 at a time before the pod runs off and reform a few yards away … it took me 3h to pick them up … 3h at the end of the usual 12h shift … 9:30pm  when I finally got in and could make some diner !!!!!!!!!!!
 
That is when I decided enough was enough,  I just can not keep doing it anymore, I am tired, that’s it … it is over …
 
As for the FarmStand, we lost so much business over the last few weeks that I am obligated to close it …
 
Here we are my Friends … I will produce on a much smaller scale, for those of you interested  I will do delivery once a week, not sure yet how I will organize that but will work on it …
 
The FarmStand is going to be open till December 4, and we are stocking up nicely, think of us for all your Holiday shopping … we would love it …  
 
I am very sad to reach this point … There is much more I could say but I will leave it here for now …
 
Don’t forget, the FarmStand is open till December 4th …  Hopefully I have enough creativity left to come up with another original idea !!! …  
 
Cheers …
 
Renee  
 
 
 
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