Friends of the Farm – Hengst Quality Sausage

Point La Nim, New Brunswick is not only home to our small diversifying family run hobby farm but another local family run business, Hengst Quality Sausage.  In the name of collaboration, we teamed up with the Hengsts this end of summer to produce our first turkey sausages from MacCurdy Farm turkeys.  I know, just like Pavlov’s dog,

A Turkey Walking on Pasture is Poultry in Motion

2013 was a year of novelty for MacCurdy Farm.  2014 has brought it’s own new additions to the farm grounds.  The school year is winding down with assessments, school trips, and other educational activities each with it’s own stresses.  Meanwhile, our diversifying farm continues to provide it’s own busy work.  We are ready for the arrival of our 200

Calving season – A time for new beginnings

Spring has always been a season on MacCurdy Farm that is synonymous with life and new beginnings. It’s a time of the year when earthy smells emerge from beneath a blanket of ice and snow and, inside the barn, our cows enter the last phase of their gestation period. It takes roughly 9 months for a

MacCurdy Farm “Sheddy” Build

Winters in Point La Nim, NB on the frigid shores of the Restigouche River/Bay of Chaleur are filled with possibilities for winter sub-zero fun like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding (aka. sliding as we call it), tobogganing, snowmobiling, ice skating on the outdoor rink, and smelt fishing, which has become a permanent cultural fixation for North shore

Hatching chicks on MacCurdy Farm

It’s been a year long wait, but we’ve finally purchased an incubator to hatch eggs on the farm.  We purchased the hovabator genesis 1588 incubator at the recommendation of another poultry enthusiast/farmer.  Unfortunately, one part was broken but Incubator Warehouse mailed a replacement part free of charge with free shipping and without fuss, which was