Monthly Archives: July 2013

Time to Pull the Garlic

Garlic is one of the few crops you can plant in the fall or winter, pay practically no attention to whatsoever, and then harvest in the early weeks of summer.  Garlic seems to thrive whether there is an abundance of … Continue reading

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Goat Pedicure

Cindy’s hooves were looking bad.  I had heard that goats needed their hooves clipped from time to time, but I tried to put that out of my mind for as long as possible.  It was hard enough to get used … Continue reading

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Free Food

I am constantly amazed by the amount of food we receive from the earth. There is the garden, full of fruits and vegetables we’ve planted; but there is also the food that simply grows, totally independent from humans.  On our … Continue reading

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The Things We Do for Eggs

Molly, the Broody Hen, continues to sit on nothing for 23+ hours a day and something’s gotta give. Because she and another hen (one of the Marans) have taken up the two “best” nesting boxes for their broody behavior, the … Continue reading

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The Broody Hens Are Ruining It for Everybody

Originally posted on applewood farm:
So, the broody hens are ruining it for everybody. Our Bantam Splash Cochin, Molly, had been diligently sitting three eggs (which, for the record, were not hers) for a couple of weeks.  Rather than do…

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The Broody Hens Are Ruining It for Everybody

So, the broody hens are ruining it for everybody. Our Bantam Splash Cochin, Molly, had been diligently sitting three eggs (which, for the record, were not hers) for a couple of weeks.  Rather than do this in the coop, she … Continue reading

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