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Last week Monday, 30 day old Araucana chicks arrived. These are the birds made famous by Martha Stewart, aka the green egg layers. We ordered them specifically for those green eggs, but not just because they are pretty (which they are). Our first chick order (and subsequent replacement order) in 2010 was a variety pack. While […]

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Other than some cold nights in January, winter decided to sleep in until March this year. We saw our only substantial snowfall here in Central Virginia – twice. I’m almost never one to complain about snow, and Alston finally got to use the sled Santa left him for Christmas, but it did feel a bit […]

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Hmmmm, where to begin? Chickens Last time I spoke of the chickens, I think the new chicken coop had just been completed. Unfortunately, that coop suffers from some major design flaws, the biggest of which is that it is simply too small for 30 chickens to roost in comfortably. The ladies solved this by some […]

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We started out 2011 with six ducks – two khaki campbells and one rouen from our very first poultry order in June of 2010, and three rouens (one drake – that’s boy for you urbanites, and two females) from our August poultry order.  They had just started swimming in the pond and laying eggs in […]

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I know, farmers aren’t supposed to take vacations, so don’t think of it as a vacation from the farm, at least for me.  Think of it as a vacation from my corporate job.  A much needed one.   Which is why I took two weeks. [insert “oh my god how did you manage to swing two […]

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I know, it’s been a while.  A long gap in writing during a time when I should have so much to say about the goings on of this place.  But I have a good excuse.  Actually, it’s an excuse that all you non-parents will find preposterous and all you parents will nod your heads in […]

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