Author Archives: Crystal Trice

Friday night improv at the farm

We bought a batch of “barnyard mix” chickens earlier this year, meaning there were a few different breeds of roosters mixing with a few different breeds of hens, and you can probably guess the rest of the story.  We are … Continue reading

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Eggmobile #1: It’s hip to be square…

… and even hipper to be cubed!  Our laying flock now has a 6′ x 6′ x 6′ eggmobile so they can be out on pasture and get fresh grass. Our plan is to rotate them on the pasture, inside … Continue reading

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New roommate moving in

Greer told me a cute story about washing dishes yesterday and having a robin listen to him whistle from the top of the mushroom log.  This morning while making breakfast, I discovered the reason… This little guy/gal is building a … Continue reading

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New poultry waterers

Barney is modeling our new poultry waterers.  They hold 5 gallons, seem sturdy, and put the water at a comfortable level for the birds.  Having the water off the ground also helps keep dirt and muck out, but it’s been … Continue reading

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Baby cow!

Awwwww…. the first baby calf since we moved in almost a year ago! His name is Homer, and he’s a cutie.  He and his mom had to be separated from the rest of the cows because they were a little … Continue reading

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Simple carrot salad

Greer started making this tasty carrot salad, which is just grated carrots, onion or shallot, radishes, and a simple dressing of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.  But it is quite a tasty and fresh addition to our … Continue reading

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2015 – first seeds

So happy to have a lot of beet seeds in the ground for pickled beets!  We also planted a few radishes and scallions.  Yum!  

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BIG eggs

All the birds are laying now, so we have eggs in small, medium, and large: chicken (the multi-colored ones), turkey (the speckled ones), and goose (the ginormous ones).  We’re not letting the geese brood goslings this year because all the … Continue reading

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Greer’s geese

These are supposed to be MY geese, but you can see who they really like… Apparently the grass tastes better from his hand than from the ground! The geese follow Greer around while they’re free-ranging, and refused to let us … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary – 7 years!

How do the most romantic couples celebrate anniversaries?  By visiting the Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum, of course!    We had a great time looking at wild rock formations and…. dinosaur poo (pictured above).  Now that’s not something you … Continue reading

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