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About applewoodfarm

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

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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Crying Fowl

Since the moment we started farming, we have cheerfully and gratefully taken in rescues and castaways of all descriptions. We started with a flock of Rhode Island Reds we found on Craigslist. Driving almost an hour to collect them, we … Continue reading

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Spinning Out of Control

I had absolutely no intention of spinning honey today. I hadn’t even planned to check on my bees, really, but then I noticed that one of the hives had an alarming absence of activity. Upon closer inspection, I saw that … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

When we were kids, our dad would always mark the arrival of spring with one of his typically silly sayings. It went like this: “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is!” While it is … Continue reading

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Pig Nest

This past Sunday, we finally finished the last two pigs from our original Gang of 14. We really should have finished them sooner, but time hadn’t been cooperating. And when you only have two pigs left, you have to be able to finish … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Goats

Things have been a little bit more difficult than usual here on the farm of late. Circumstances have caused us to pare back and refine our focus, which is to say that money is tight and we are finding it … Continue reading

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