Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I have always wanted a picture drawn of our farm as I am sure many of you would like to see our layout. Pictures on our website and blog may show parts of the farm, but not the total layout.
My niece is an artist and I asked her to draw the farm. Below is her wonderful depiction of our farm. Those of us that work and live here love her detail. Notice the windswept trees from our daily wind. See the sheep we have to control the grass? Behind the farm are the fields of the fertile Salinas Valley - supplying the salads for the nation. Looks like the van is being loaded with eggs or birds to be shipped out! Do you find the picnic table used for breaks on nice days?
Unfortunately we felt it necessary to remove this special drawing of our farm as it was recently displayed on the blog of an animal rights terrorism group as an example of a farm that would be "a prime target" for their organization since we sell animals. This is the same organization that pridefully admitted burning 14 trucks at a California feed lot in January of 2012.
Although we have nothing to hide and pride ourselves in our animal care, we do not want to provide a map of our farm to someone that may do harm to us or to the animals under our care.
Please keep this in mind when you are asked for a donation to support an animal rights organization or to vote for the legislation they sponsor.
1 - Hatchery
2 - Greenhouse (holding many of our small breeder duck flocks)
3 - Brooder Room (for small numbers of birds)
4 - Building 1 (duck breeders)
5 - Shavings and Hay Bunkers
6 - Building 2 (duck breeders)
7 - Building 3 (duck breeders)
8 - South Goose Breeder Pens
9 - Tool/Maintenance Shed
10 - Mallard Pens
11 - North Goose Breeder Pens
12 - Red Barn (brooder building for large flocks)
13 - Our Home (for our brood)
If you would like to know more about Metzer Farms and the birds we sell, please visit our website.