At 3 weeks old, they are growing fast. Keets are always moving! This week they will be going out on grass. They will be trained to their coop, and when adjusted, will be let out to free range during the days. Not only will this grow a delicious, unique and healthy meat, it will put a huge dent in the tick population on the farm! Guinea fowl LOVE bugs and eat a ton of ticks. Consider keeping a few for tick eradication and the added conversation piece!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.