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May 9 2019

"If it′s not 1 thing it′s 5 others" has become one of my mantras. My life is very busy and I′m sure yours is too. I recently learned that we can only make so many decisions in a day and that coupled with having only have so much energy each day means that many things don′t get done if they are pushed off. For some of us just getting out of bed can take a good percentage of our daily energy allotment. For others making daily routine decisions like what to eat for dinner is not easy after a long day of decision making at work or with the kids.

One thing that I have learned that really helps my day flow, especially at the end of the day is to have a meal plan. I usually try to set it up each month, but for others a weekly plan works well. The monthly plan has worked well for me because I have been stocking up on the staples that I need based upon the meal plan through a distribution company. Am thinking about switching to a weekly meal plan because this means that I only need to come up with 7 meals instead of the 28. Also, I don′t do the monthly stock ups as much as I used to because I want to support local.

Here are 2 templates to download that I use for meal planning. The monthly one is actually 28 days and I usually put in any day long events or evening meetings as then I can plan for leftovers or quick and easy meals for those nights.

The weekly one is actually my Weekly To Do template where I use the table portion to put in any appointments, things to do that day, planned meals, etc and then the bottom portion I use for other activities that I would like to work on for the week, including any groceries that I may need to acquire.

Let me know if either of these help you. There are also phone apps if you prefer that route.

Early next month, June 1st and 8th is processing for our first batch of chickens this year, if you havenít put in your pre-order yet we would love to see it. We also have plenty of eggs available.

Looking forward to seeing you in early June when picking up your chickens.

Carol



Download Links

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March 7 2019

Despite the white stuff falling and the blanket of white still in Birdsview from last months weather, Spring is coming! Along with the warmer temperatures and new green growth comes goat kids (first ones are due any day), chicks, piglets and eggs. It also means that we are starting to gear up for the production season and are ready to take pre-orders for chicken and pork.

For chicken that tastes like what Grandma used to have, we have some in the freezer from last year for $6/lb, just let us know when it would work for you to stop by or depending on how many you would like we could deliver.

If you want to get your Chickens day of processing fresh or Pastured Pork or Grass Finished Beef please fill out the pre-order form and send it in with your deposit. We can also take deposits via credit/debit over the phone or in person if you prefer. This will put your name on our Pre-ordered list to keep you in the loop as processing dates get closer.

Fresh chickens will be available the first 2 weekends of June and the last 2 weekends of July. On these dates we will be processing in the morning with pick up available in the afternoon here at the farm. If you want to see the processing we just need to know to expect you to have the gate open. will be processed multiple times during the summer months, usually early June, early August and late September. Pork and beef are processed based upon when they are at finishing weight which we try to aim for October but it doesn′t always work out that way.

For eggs from organically fed hens that roam the barnyard, scratching for bugs just give us a call/text at 360-941-1533 or Email to make sure that the ladies are laying an ample supply and we can set some aside for you to pick up at your convenience at the home farm in Sedro Woolley. Eggs are $6/doz, cash or check works great and credit/debit is also an option.

If something doesn′t make sense please just tap here and let me know so that I can clarify.

As always if you have any other questions or want a tour of Akyla Farms just let us know.

Thanks for supporting a local small farm

Carol