We moved to MO in November 2009. Our first year focused on setting up a garden, mending fences, building a chicken coop, and raising our first flock of Buckeye chickens. We were rewarded with our first eggs on 2/13/11, but enjoyed several homegrown chicken dinners even earlier. We bought a second flock in Summer 2011, but we only have three of our original chickens left: Roos Tooth, a Buckeye rooster; Goldie, an Ameraucana hen; and Blue, a Buff Orpington hen. Our chickens free range, with supplemental feed and table scraps.
We also have two wether goats, an Alpine named Vader and a Nubian named Baby. These were later joined by three more Nubians, a milk doe named Rosie and her two bucklings, JJ and Patches.
We endeavor to be as natural as possible and do not spray chemicals on our land.
The Grateful Stead exists with much gratitude to and in loving memory of Carol “Christy” McDivitt.