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Monthly Archives: March 2014

31
Mar

Chicks, Worms and Warm Weather

The weather forecast promises several days of sunshine and warmth ahead, so that means lots of ground preparation and planting opportunity. Not that anyone, least of all the Post Office, has been sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for this. The 60 baby chicks we ordered arrived from Iowa via the U.S. Postal Service a ...Read more

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21
Mar

Bees Are All The Buzz At The Farm

Getting our beehive bodies clean, painted and ready to set up is coming along nicely, thanks to some spring-like weather this week. If all goes according to plan, they will be strategically located near the wooded area of the farm, with their entrances facing South-Southeast.  That's the way the bees like it.  They want the ...Read more

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18
Mar

Hammer Recovers; Bird of Prey Victim?

It's funny.  When a predator attacks one of your animals, you can get all worked up about it.  Forget the food chain.  You're messin' with my critters. Hammer, our Buff Orpington rooster, was a recent blog subject after he suffered a serious wound inflicted by unknown assailants. Unknown because we didn't actually see the attack--only ...Read more

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06
Mar

Sadly, Lucretia the Turkey Has Passed Away

The past few days have been even darker than our brooding winter sky.  We lost one of our pets. Lucretia, a turkey we spared from the Thanksgiving table, died.  She was a creature with whom we quickly bonded because of her inquisitiveness and a propensity for exploration. Her passing was sudden and unexpected because she ...Read more

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Farm Star

Our honeybees forage on a variety of crops planted on the farm, as well as native species of trees, plants and weeds.

We have many visitors to the farm each year. No visit is complete without some goat petting. When it's blueberry-picking season, the goats love culled berries.

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