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Sunshine is our friend

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Thursday July 10, 2014   -   By Janice

NE Washington weather has been ideal for our gardens, as long as we have enough water to assist in the growing process.  However, this past week has seen the average day temps in the mid 90's - the vegetables are able to 'cool down' somewhat in the...

How to Freeze Eggs

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 07, 2014   -   By Katie

The winter of 2013/2014 was our first snowy season as chicken owners. I say was with a small amount of sarcasm since the snow just doesn’t seem to want to let go. (The three-foot-deep mounds in our backyard have melted to nothing in some places, but...

Scratch and Peck Feed

Blog: Scratch and Peck Organic Feed   -   Friday April 04, 2014   -   By Mama

        Scratch and Peck Non Gmo Organic Feed now available to our high desert community.  For more information please visit our site and take a peak.  We are also offering extra feed here below!   We have 3...

First Ever Blog Post

Blog: Pleasantrees Farm   -   Friday March 28, 2014   -   By James

My first ever blog post!   I have been planning to do this for a while now, and just haven't had the extra time. For starters, I am a 36 year old male. Married to my wonderful wife of just over three years, with our 3 children ages 5,8,11.  We...

Minus Four Degrees

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Thursday February 06, 2014   -   By Brian

“We only have chickens,” that is what I keep repeating to myself as we work each day in the snow covered landscape that has become the chickens grazing grounds.   In Maryland we are use to more green than white.  Chickens eat twice as much...

Brrrrr! Cold Chicken Toes

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday January 08, 2014   -   By Terry

That's the only suitable title I could come up with for this post.  Sunday was fairly warm for January--in the upper 40's actually--then the wind blew and blew and the bottom fell out of the thermometer.  Monday and Tuesday night were both 8 degrees...

Winter Egg Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 27, 2013   -   By Katie

In mid-November I shared that our hens had stopped laying eggs completely due to molting, cold weather and minimal daylight hours. Though chickens can and will lay occasional eggs during cold, dark winter days, we decided not to endure an entire winter...

Twas the Week Before Christmas

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday December 18, 2013   -   By Terry

And all around the farm, the creatures were stirring....       Really looking for something to harm......did you think I was going through that whole poem?  Really........ Today was one of those wintertime treats!...

Winter Egg Production

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 15, 2013   -   By Katie

If you live in Michigan then you don’t need me to tell you that the weather is getting cold and the days are getting darker. Our yard has already been covered in a dual blanket of leaves and snow several times this month. Another sign at Arcadia Farms...

Preparing for Winter

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Monday November 11, 2013   -   By Terry

The weather prognosticators are calling for really cold weather tomorrow night--first really "hard freeze" of the year, although my thermometer read 24 degrees last night.  So that means removing the irrigation pump from the pond and...

Poultry Personnel

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite being someone who likes to plan, I’ve developed this trend during the last several years of my life where I put things off until the last minute. Getting my garden ready for fall (and really, winter and spring) has sadly been no different. Last...

2013 Farmer’s Report

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday October 21, 2013   -   By Katie

At the beginning of this month I delivered the final round of produce for our 2013 season. Now that the season has ended, it’s time for me to provide you with our second annual Farmer’s Report. The annual Farmer’s Report is an exercise that helps me...

Mirror, mirror

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday October 03, 2013   -   By Terry

Mirror, mirror, in the pen Tell me who's the prettiest hen?


Talking to Miami-Dade County about Chickens and Be...

Blog: The Tattooed Homestead   -   Wednesday September 25, 2013   -   By TattooedBeekeep

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full story including Miami-Dade County Employees. Help us, by signing the Petition...

Delighting both child and adult!

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Monday September 02, 2013   -   By Brian

Rhode Island Red We have been raising RIR layers since 2005, we picked them because we learned they are a recovering species, and known as a dual bird, used for their meat or eggs the bird is...

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...

Things to Consider for Urban Chicken Farmers

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Saturday August 10, 2013   -   By Brian

The Backyard Chicken Farmer There has been news articles recently about how municipal and private animal rescue offices are being inundated with chickens that backyard enthusiast have abandoned.  ...

Feeding the Birds

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday July 28, 2013   -   By Emily

Most people these days have lost any real connection to farms & livestock.  Years ago, most folks at least had extended family living on a homestead...perhaps not farmers, but Grandma or Uncle so-and-so had a garden, or a couple cows, or some...

Dirty Rotten Tomato Eating Chickens

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday July 22, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: we have some very very bad chickens. I had this tomato, you know the one, the first of the season. You watch it grow from a little green ball into a beautiful red lumpy sun kissed orb. I was watching this tomato, making sure the...

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