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Thoughts for Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog: Spinella Farm   -   Thursday May 29, 2014   -   By Edward

Every year as I browse the seed stands at the local big box or hardware store, something always catches my eye and I say, "I've got to try and grow that!" This year it was the Burpee catalog that provided the impetus. I've always been a fan of...

A bird of a different color.

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Sunday February 10, 2013   -   By Jason

If you come out to our farm for a tour, the first thing that you will notice is that there is not one Cornish cross chicken anywhere on our farm.  This is the typical meat breed of chickens that you find in the grocery store and raised by most small time...

Freedom Ranger Chickens as Laying Hens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday November 28, 2010   -   By David

Freedom Ranger Laying Hens In August we were pulling broilers from one of our movable pens on pasture in the pouring down rain. Two pullets ended up escaping into the nearby brush. Since I wasn't really in the mood to chase two fugitives in the...

Pastured Poultry - Fresh Grass Daily

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday October 29, 2010   -   By David

Folks often ask me "what's the difference in pastured poultry and free range?" Well for the most part it depends on who is defining it! Grocery stores would want you to believe that "free range" or "pastured"  means the...

Matt Cross and His Folk Art Garden Sculptures to b...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday July 07, 2010   -   By WFM

Tuesday, July 13 2010 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Matt Cross of Mechanicsville will be the featured artist with his metal and wood folk art garden sculptures. Enjoy ethnic foods and prepared lunch or dinner as you pick up cut flowers,...

A Productive Week

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Monday April 19, 2010   -   By Cheryl

April 19 A productive week This has been a very productive week at JustPicked Farms.  On Thursday morning, I got a call at 5:30 am from the postoffice saying my chicks had arrived and I needed to pick them up.  When I got there,...

Freedom Ranger Chicks Arrived - Video

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday March 12, 2010   -   By David

Our Freedom Ranger chicks arrived at the farm today today. This video shows us putting them in the brooder. These birds are from the Label Rouge program. We believe them to be better than the standard Cornish Cross chickens for the model we use to...

What's Wrong With Cornish Cross Chickens?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday March 04, 2010   -   By David

Normal 0 Cornish Cross are the industry standard for meat birds in the United States. I recently mentioned I had switched to Freedom Ranger chickens and had several people ask why. Cornish Cross birds are a lazy bird by...


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