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About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, bartender, beekeeper, friend, wife, mother, dog lover, cat tolerater, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi

What the Muck?!

When we sold our herd of goats last winter, we knew that we’d eventually try to move our ducks and chickens into the goat run. For one, we hated the thought of two sheds and a large, lovely pen sitting … Continue reading

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A Mite Hungry

My hives died this winter. This is the first time since starting my hives in 2013 that they haven’t survived and I’ve been anxious to know what killed them. Bees in this country are generally in a hurry to be obliterated … Continue reading

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You Gonna Eat That?

We have about 32 assorted birds on applewood farm at the moment. We also have a casual restaurant that generates a generous amount of food waste. Turns out, birds LOVE restaurant food. Chickens love it; ducks love it; guinea fowl … Continue reading

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Like Water Off a Duck’s Back

Recently, a friend approached me about taking in her ducks and chickens. She was getting ready to move and her new digs wouldn’t allow for poultry. I mentioned that we had plenty of space for birds since our flock had … Continue reading

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I Need to Get This Off My Chest

Since I started blogging back in 2012, I’ve only written one non-farm-related post. That was right after my best friend, Maggie, died suddenly. She and I had made it a habit, sometimes verging on a game of literary Tag, to include … Continue reading

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Hand-Hatchlings

A couple of our hens went broody a little over a month back. Because chicken eggs take three weeks to hatch, it isn’t uncommon for additional eggs to be added to the original clutch along the way. The sitting mama will … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Brunch

After about 25 years in restaurants, I can safely say that Mother’s Day brunch is the worst possible shift the industry has to offer. It is stressful for a number of reasons, but mainly because EVERYONE thinks that THEIR mother … Continue reading

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