Category Archives: Farming

Farmer Trice

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Rubberband, rubberband man. . .

Today was such a privilege to me.  Bill came knocking, I answered the door and he and Brian were out front asking if I wanted to help with the calves. . .YES!  I told them to give me a few … Continue reading

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Calving!

It’s calving time!  Valentine’s Day saw the first calf of the season.  She was named. . . Valentine.  We are up to five calves as of today.  So fun.  In just a day they dry out and turn fuzzier and … Continue reading

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Ethel takes on lodgers. . .

Last night I went out at sunset to lock up the various flocks.  Ethel and the household flock are nearest to the house so they were first.  They were already inside up on the roosting bar.  All I needed to … Continue reading

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Owls

It’s 726pm, I’ve just finished evening chores. Locked up Ethel and her household flock. Chased one of the turkey munchkins until I caught it, it was out of the fence you see. Locked up the turkeys in their mobile. Locked up … Continue reading

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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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The Broiler Boys

One more week to go for the broiler boys.  Then they are off to Mineral Springs Poultry and back home in bags for the freezer. . .

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New raptors

They birds were a bit upset about these raptors that kept flying around the pasture. . .It is Hillsboro International Airshow time again.  The Blue Angels started practice and then performed their shows, each time flying out and around us! … 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 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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