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Rooster Tales

Posted 5/28/2015 7:33am by Julie Hurst / Roy Brubaker.

We get a lot of questions about our farm name.  Understandable since we do not raise chickens for sale, nor do we raise roosters for their feathers, or god forbid, fighting. The real reason for our farm name is both mundane and mysterious. We needed a name and for some odd reason when this one drifted into my mind it stuck there like a burr on a sock, irritating just enough to be given full attention. All the other names we considered came and went but that darn rooster held its own.  So under pressure of time, we went with the bothersome, beautiful, noisy bird.  I like him; always have.  Now that our windows are open at night to cool the house and light breaks early, I am reminded why these early risers are good symbols for those of us working and living closely with the natural world. This time of year, the whole world comes alive with the rooster's crow, farmer's included, grateful for the opportunity to live and work another day.