30 November 2011

Farm Raised Turkey Dinner and The Wild Kind (just to watch)

Above is a fried Wedge Oak Farm raised domesticated turkey. Thanks to everyone that chose to have one of our Wilson County pasture raised birds in honor of the 2011 Holiday Season. We hope yours was delicious! Below are some of the wild and roaming kind that love to nibble the feed of pigs, cows and poultry on the farm. I watched them wander into the woods as they went to roost for the night.  They are a very different bird from our farm raised version, but wonderful to watch. 

19 November 2011

Wedge Oak Farm's mangalitsas are looking primo! They are loving the fall weather and the cool and rich Tennessee soil.

17 November 2011

Muddy Water, Fall Eggs and a Unknown Guest

My grandfather, we called him Pa, used to tell us "you've been drinking muddy water" as you stood between him and the Saturday afternoon classic, The Lawrence Welk Show. It meant he could not see through you and was a less obvious way to ask you to move out of the way. This Mangalitsa piglet is making muddy water for her friends. Thirsty?

So there is a Fox Squirrel in the tree about dead center of the page. I tried to insert an arrow but gave up as I think I might be merely wasting time. Maybe you can spot it? They are larger than the Grey Squirrel we are accustomed to at Wedge Oak Farm. At first we thought it to be the elusive Southern Weasel, that has feasted on WOF poultry over the last season. Not so though. They are nocturnal and way too crafty to allow us to catch sight of them.

Afternoon's fall egg basket

Mangalitsa in the leaves

15 November 2011

Caught Red Handed!

This small lap-loving cat with the tiny squeak for a meow is a dedicated hunter. She came to Wedge Oak Farm 3 years ago and was caught trying to get into the brooder where we keep our little day old to 3 week chicks. She was transfered into the house where she sat on the washing machine for the next several days....she was named Maytag. Her friends include another cat which she loves to bathe and 2 dogs that she likes to walk with,  and curl up with in the cooler months. She might like a house with another animal or a loving person.
Until this year, we have been able to keep her out of the chicks, but she has officially decided that WOF chicken tastes better than cat food. Hence, we must re-home Maytag. She is current on all of her shots and was spayed as a kitten. She would love a person with a free hand for a back rub, a lap for a visit and a yard to prowl, in the morning. Please let us know if you are interested. Call Anne at 615.497.3434