We are taking our remaining 47 broilers for processing in the morning. They have to be there before 8 am and it is a 1 hour 15 min drive, one way. And we will take the trip again Friday morning to pick them up, fresh frozen. If you have not already ordered yours, call us now to reserve your delicious, pastured, nutritious chickens!
We finished crating the birds by 10:20 pm tonight. Always catch/handle your birds at night. They stay far more calm, because they can't see worth beans.
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.