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About applewoodfarm

Restaurateur, farmer, cheesemonger, beekeeper, wife, mother, dog lover, chicken hypnotizer, blogger, and sometime yogi

Chicks and Tractors

Chick hatching season is upon us and, so far, we’ve got 11 new chicks bopping around the farm. All the hens seem to go broody within weeks of one another, so we tend to see a sudden drop off in egg … Continue reading

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A Swarm in June

A friend of ours found a bee swarm on a sapling in his yard and asked if we might, pretty please, come take it the hell away. Another friend of ours just had all her beehives decimated by a bear, so … Continue reading

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Slow-Roasted Pork

The piglets were born on Saturday and by Sunday night, the weather had gotten really cold. After finding one little one dead on Sunday morning, we needed to ensure that the remaining nine were as protected as possible insofar as we … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle(ish)

Girl Pig had her first litter yesterday. Sophie and I were hanging clothes on the line when we heard what was clearly Two Pigs Fighting coming from the pig shed.  I ran to investigate and found Girl Pig in a … Continue reading

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The Right Wing

It was an otherwise peaceful, sunny day when it happened. Since none of us actually saw it happen, we’ve had to piece together what most likely happened, and take it from there. Because by the time any of us saw Fluffers, he … Continue reading

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DUCK!

I’ve never been a fan of water birds. When Dave suggested adding ducks or (gasp!) geese to the flock, I was resolute.  I was adamant that there was NO WAY we’d get birds that are that messy. The sheer volume of … Continue reading

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It’s a Start

Since we skipped spring and went directly to summer, things here at applewood farm have been even less organized than usual. Typically, there is a period of weeks between the last frost and the incredibly hot Dog Days of summer. … Continue reading

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