Spring chickens

Spring chickens

Despite it’s fickleness, March brings the promise of better things to come.  The chickens are inclined to believe March and start laying eggs with enthusiasm. *** Jim is the guy who takes care of the laying hens.  The two turkeys in there are making it quite a...
Treats

Treats

We are seasonal eaters, for the most part.  One of the facets of that is that we have seasonal “treats.”  Fall brings smoked chicken, squash, lots of apple cider.  Summer treats include corn on the cob and tomatoes.  Spring is the season of asparagus,...
Stayin’ cool

Stayin’ cool

I was just informed it is 100 degrees on our thermometer.  Mark “rained” the chickens today to try to keep them cool.  The heat is hard on them when there is no breeze.  Even the ground is hot. The big pigs are finding cool dirt along the barn. They could...
Anyone Can Farm

Anyone Can Farm

“In Your Backyard” Chicken Anyone  can farm!” A relatively easy place to start is a few chickens in your yard, busily converting your grass into protein and saving you some fertilizer costs. Spend a day on the farm learning how to  start chicks and raise...

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