(Posted with the full permission of our illustrious mods)
I’ve been a Doper since 2001 and although I read much and laugh often, I almost never actually have time to post. A few of you may remember me from that scintillating “Ask the pastured poultry farmer thread I started earlier this year .”
I am in need of votes to be considered for a substantial private sector grant and I’m here to beg, grovel and plead for your vote. Whatever it takes.
My husband and I operate a small pastured ( free-range) poultry farm in Central Texas not far from Austin.
Our birds are raised and processed humanely. We don’t feed any antibiotics. Our chickens fertilize the fields naturally and we are possibly the only farmers that have ‘Welcome Back’ signs posted for the grasshoppers and other bugs each Spring.
However, we have reached maximum production capacity with our current infrastructure. We really need to expand our facilities to meet the increasing demand and become truly sustainable.
If you’d like more information about our operation and practices, please visit our web page at www.dhfarms.com or shoot me a question.
I’ll outline what we would do with the money when I boldly bump the thread.
It’s easy to vote for us but you have to be on Facebook. Just log in with your Facebook ID, put in ‘Dewberry Hills Farm’ Lexington, Texas in the search function and click vote when we come up.
You can look for your favorite local small business too as the limit is one business per city but you can vote for as many businesses as you like as long as they’re in a different city.
Here’s the link:
I’d promise a chicken per Doper vote but like I said, we don’t have enough to go around. It’s a long shot but we’re halfway there. If any group can take it over the top, the Dopers can. I’ve seen it happen. The witching hour is June 30th so we only have 10 days left and I only stumbled upon the site last week so the pressure is on.
Thanks for your consideration.