Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Molt Begins

Let the molting begin!  So, Ethel and Strawberry have begun their first molt.  The Storey book says that chickens will molt every year.  Molting is the replacement of their feathers, all of them.  The Storey book also said they will … Continue reading

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What is that smell? Oh it’s Sauerkraut.

We made Sauerkraut!  And pickles and sour beets. . . On Tuesday I was talking with Farmer Pete who suggested I hit up Chef Chu’s on El Camino for food grade 5-gallon buckets.  Pete said they get loads of Soy … Continue reading

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National Heirloom Expo – Report

OK, we did go yesterday.  It was cool!  Of course I had some expectations built that were not met, but hey, if you build an unrealistic expectation. . .you should also expect it to be unfulfilled!  Logical, yes?  I expected … Continue reading

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Egg Micro-CSA

What to do with seven laying hens and only two egg eaters? Greer and I consume a total of about 12 eggs per week. At maximum, our hens will produce 49 eggs per week, but that is unlikely.  We’re hoping … Continue reading

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National Heirloom Expo

I’m pretty excited.  Tomorrow we are going to the National Heirloom Expo up in Santa Rosa.  It’s put on by Baker Creek Seeds who we really like.  We wanted to go last year, but it didn’t work out.  We are … Continue reading

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Tomatoes!

Tomatoes, so many tomatoes! We hit Farmer Pete today, Tuesday is the new day at Bubb Elementary.  So, we hit Farmer Pete today and he gave us an extra flat of paste tomatoes. . .That set the tone for the … Continue reading

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