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First Eggs

Blog: Dragonfly Ranch Organics   -   Wednesday August 21, 2013   -   By Dragonfly Diva

It has been an exciting week here at Dragonfly Ranch. We have now received our first eggs from our "girls" and they are gorgeous. We have a flock of thirteen birds; three roosters and ten hens that are mostly free ranged.  We have several...

Signs of Spring

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday April 24, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

After the recent snowing and blowing with cloudy skies, frozen ground, and not even a crocus to greet us, we are all in need of reminders that spring really will come this year.  Enough is enough of winter!  This time last year, the hens were...

Procter has Bobolinks!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Rebekah

I know these blackbirds aren't exactly rare, but I was so excited to hear the males singing yesterday and today as I was planting outside. Back in college I took an ornithology class and the boblink was one of the birds we had to know (song and ID) and also...

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Waiting for the hummers to arrive

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Sunday April 15, 2012   -   By Terry

All the hummingbird feeders are ready and waiting....... The bottlebrush buckeye is in full bloom Columbine is happy, happy, happy! The coral honeysuckle is on a quest to take over the front porch! Surely they will be here soon.

Snow Birds

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday January 24, 2012   -   By Mike

While there is no snow currently on the ground at 4 D Acres, and there has only been a light dusting of snow earlier this winter, we wanted to share the answer to what is a common question in the winter.The question is regarding emus in the snow, although...

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Raising good father birds

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday April 05, 2011   -   By Mary

Shelving can be made into a convenient brooder by lining the outside of the shelving with chicken wire, and, using cardboard (which can be replaced periodically in good hygienic practices), lining the bottom of the shelves so that wood chips or shavings may...

Sounds like Spring!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Teresa

Well, the last time I posted we were expecting a snowstorm, and today the mercury should reach 70.  Signs of spring have really come on strong in the last week or so -- trees are budding, tufts of grass are greening up, the animals are shedding their...

Surviving the great turkey event -- a farmers view...

Blog: Brambly Farms   -   Thursday December 02, 2010   -   By Ted

Hi All, We survived the turkeys and most of our customers seem very happy with their choices. We received 31 positive responses and two unhappy ones. I guess if this was an exam in school Brambly Farms would have gotten an A or maybe its  an A...

Diversity Lesson

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday August 09, 2010   -   By Emily

Diversity is a word we often hear, frequently it is in relation to race, gender, religion or politics.  That word takes on a whole new meaning here at the farm.  We are a diverse farm in many ways.  We don't rely on a single crop for...

Our Gardens and Orchards

Blog: Rocky Mount Gourds & Treasures of Louisiana   -   Tuesday July 13, 2010   -   By Gourd Lady of Rocky Mount

What a joy it is harvesting our figs.  One of our trees is huge now and keeps getting bigger.  Backing up to the barn it has so much nourishment the cows left on the floor.  It is the healthiest Fig tree I have ever seen.   Being so huge,...

The Nest

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday June 03, 2010   -   By Mona

Today's post is written by my friend Val of Crown Point Alpacas .  Thanks Val! There in the field was a little treasure. Adorning the green, green grass of spring, was this beautiful bright blue birds' nest. It had fallen from its lofty throne,...

Spring is Coming!

Blog: Wild Goose Farm LLC   -   Tuesday February 23, 2010   -   By Meg

Though it certainly looks like winter still, spring is coming. I can feel it. The cold doesn't feel as bitter. I can hear it too. There are more birds out than before. I hear the spring call of the chickadees, "Hey, Sweetie." I've heard cardinals...

Winter Is For The Birds! :: Home Made Suet Balls

Blog: Wall Flower Studio Garden   -   Monday January 25, 2010   -   By Karen

Feeding Feathered Friends in Winter - Fun - Easy - Economical! Ingredients: -1 pound lard or fat - 3/4 cup peanut butter -1/2 cup flour - 1/2 cup cornmeal - 1 cup sugar - approximately half a loaf of bread crumbs - 1-1/2 cups of...

Summer is Over

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday September 01, 2009   -   By Emily

Well, we knew the school buses would be rolling by beginning this week, but we were hoping for summer to stick around a bit longer since it took so long to get here.  Over the weekend it seemed cool and almost fall like, and our low overnight temperatures...

Dragonflies

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday August 17, 2009   -   By Mona

We’ve finally had another stretch of hot, sunny days so it feels like summer.   I’ve actually had to water the vegetable garden for the first time since I planted it.   Our mid-summer flower gardens are blooming with many brightly-colored hybrid...

The Birds (063009)

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday July 18, 2009   -   By Mona

Don’t worry........ this is not an Alfred Hitchcock type entry! A fun thing about living here is all the birds!   Ever since we’ve moved here, we’ve been focused on creating our pasture.   We did move several hundred perennials over here...

Rain, rain, go away! (062409)

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday July 18, 2009   -   By Mona

Here in the northeast it has been raining for the past week and it seems like it’s getting to be time for us to build the ark.   I’ve been reading a rather funny thread on alpacanation about all rain we’ve been getting here in New Hampshire, Maine, and...

A giant leap back into farming season…

Blog: Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm   -   Friday May 22, 2009   -   By Mike

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The Return of the Bird Songs in the Field

Blog: Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm   -   Saturday May 09, 2009   -   By Mike

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