Hanging Mountian Farms LLC

  (White, Georgia)
We raise pastured chickens for eggs.
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Eggs Salmonella

                                   Eggs

I haven't posted on this blog for several months mainly due toi time constraints. However, the egg recall really got my attention. There are now 500 BILLION eggs from Iowa that have been recalled by the USDA based on warnings from the FDA. In my day job I am a physician and while I am not an infectious disease specialist I do know that salmonella in eggs is a result of the closeness of the hens in the "egg factories". locally grown eggs simply do not have these issues. Salmonella presents as a systemic illness with fever, malaise,and diarrhea sometimes bloody. In the young, old, and comprimised patient population this illness can be life threateniing.

 

Ted 

 
 

Mulching Technique

                                        Mulching

We got a good rain again last night! Now I need to protect that water. I mulch by placing old feed sacks between the rows. I cover the sack with moldy hay. I have little weeding and good moisture preservation. Today we have squash, peas , corn and tomatoes sprouting and growning in the garden. I will have all mulched by the end of the day. I harvested the rest of the broccoli today. I doubt it will be good. we started too late.

 

We had another broad daylight attack yesterday and lost one hen. I saw the critter. It was a fox! I say a coyote this morning. They are on the prowl.

We sold 8 delaware hens to a couple from Flod County yesterday. Their children had a great time selecting their hen!

   

 
 

Eggs

Febuary 18,2009

              With the warm up and longer days  the hens are laying nicely. We currently have fresh eggs. The warm weather has me itching to start some plants inside for early transplantation. I want to try some large heirloom tomatoes such as "Radiator Charlie's Mortage buster tomato!

               On a sad note my father passed away early yesterday morning after a long battle with dibetes and it's complications. He is better off now. Daddyy was a city boy who moved his small but growing family to Kennesaw in 1954. Kennesaw was way out in the country then. note that I said he was a city boy. He and mother loved cantelope. Si in their first garden he and mom had a local guy plow up the garden then one afternoon he planted....get this thirty hills of cantelope. Well come harvest time he and mom had plenty of cantelope and then some. Too bad Local Harvest did not exist at that time! Anyway a funny lesson for a city boy moved to the country and a lesson I have already remembered.

Ted

 
 
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