I thought I would just post a few answers to some of the questions asked.I did put a comment but just thought this would be easier ...
We live on 50 acres here with about 40 in pasture more than enough for the animals we have especially when we start the Managed Intensive Grazing. We manage the farm For Evelyn who post comments on here. This is one way for her to keep up with the farm and for potential customers to see the farm.
Yep it is winter here. It may not look cold but it is today the high is only 33*! It was 60 yesterday!! That is why the pond doesnt stay frozen when we have temps that fluctuate so much and sun melts things here for sure when it comes out.. We really only have about 6-8 weeks of hard winter but the chance of snow is usually from November till April but gone with in a day if to early or to late. January and February are usually the worst for winter weather. Snow is optional most of the time.
Here in Missouri it is against the law to sell meat unless its processed and packaged in a USDA inspected facility. Of course that doesnt guarantee a clean facility!! But thats a whole different subject!! There isn't a facility close enough to make it worth the money to do that. So for now we sell it live on hoof and its delivered to a processor where the customer will pick it up in nice little tidy packages. We are keeping it simple since we are just starting. We can not ship across state lines either. Until we learn the ins and outs of this we will just be selling live animals.... I have been looking up the laws to make sure since we have sold our first lamb for processing.
I do try to keep my pics smaller because I remember the Dial-up days and the limits I had!! I do NOT miss it! lol