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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...

Life as a Duckling

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You might remember our story about the tragic demise of all but three of my breeder flock of White Pekin ducks this past winter during a frenzied attack by bobcats.  But despite tragic setbacks, farmers are resilient “next year” folks, and this spring...

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Moving around the ducks and the geese

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday June 10, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I sold my small flock of Silver Appleyard ducks. I found them a good home where they will be kept as a breeding flock. I really liked them, but in my desire to get this farm more efficient we decided to only keep one breed of ducks so...

Irrigation and fencing

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday May 27, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: This entire weekend was spend working on the new pump. We need to add one more part on Wednesday then everything should be good. Hopefully things will run well for a long time. I am also working on fencing the front of the property....

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Meet the bug control team!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Saturday May 04, 2013   -   By Carol

I have to say, I am AMAZED at the amount of bugs a bird can consume!  Just sitting at my computer and looking out the window, I can see our bug control team hard at work!  The workers that deserve the 'grand champion' of bug eating award are the...

2013 Spring bug update!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Carol

Well, after a year with our chickens and our ducks, this spring has been very enjoyable, very few bugs, and yes, we are in Texas!!  So far, spring planting has been very productive, and our ducks and chickens are busy eating bugs!  In fact, we have...

Romeo Duck

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: it's the goofy ducks. I really like the ducks. Of all the animals on the farm they are one of the nicest. They don't tend to do many bad things and as long as they have water and we leave them alone they are fine. They have even...

A few new additions and some fresh herbs a coming....

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Thursday March 21, 2013   -   By Dean

Wanted to show off some new additions..... 4 baby Pekins and 4 Baby Runner ducklings! We also have a few more ducks coming in April after these leave the brooder! These will be joining our other laying ducks in no time and enjoying the...

In the Face of Tragedy

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday March 14, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

If ducks were people, there would be 17 extra obituaries in the paper this week:  Miss Puddle Duck.  Loved water sports, green leafy vegetables, and rainy days.  She will be remembered for her joyous attitude and comic antics.  She is...

Hello All! We are expanding!

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Friday March 01, 2013   -   By Dean

Hello! We have been quite busy here as of late at WFF! As some of you may know, we have had a very hard time keeping up with demand this year. We have now expanded our layers and are estimating about 2 weeks away at being able to fill all orders to keep...

Rain, rain, rain!

Blog: KaPa De'Le Farm   -   Thursday December 06, 2012   -   By Karen

December 7, 2012; well "they" told us that the sun was going to shine today; but, it didn't.  It was a foggy, drizzly, cold mess all day.  On our little piece of heaven, over that past 4 days, we've had almost 7 inches of rain.  For...

It's the Middle of October! and....

Blog: KaPa De'Le Farm   -   Sunday October 14, 2012   -   By Karen

Well, the calendar says it's October 14th, but some of our poultry don't seem to realize that winter is right around the corner!  We have a new mama duck with three cute little ducklings that are about 3 weeks old.  Today, we saw a chicken parading...

DAY IN THE LIFE

Blog: Nature Rich Farm   -   Wednesday September 19, 2012   -   By MARIA

Sitting under the trees in my folding lawn chair I couldn't help but wax poetic looking at all the beauty around me.  To my right two spotted puppies played tug-o-war, to my left geese snoozed with heads tucked under their wings, next to them the ducks...

Hot, crazy summer at Hawk Valley Garden

Blog: Hawk Valley Garden   -   Monday July 30, 2012   -   By Sue

Hello to all from Northwest Iowa... Hawk Valley Garden has survived this long, crazy summer of 2012. We planted early in May and had a decent month of rains and weather all the way to mid June. Then drought hit us and we had no rain until the...

Visited a few farms in the area to see how others...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Friday July 06, 2012   -   By Carol

I have visited three small farms in our area and made the following observations. Farm One - raises lot poultry around the farm house, and I saw very few grasshoppers, but it was hard to walk around with all of the chickens and ducks about - we are talking...

Ducks are happy, but I think for this to work, we ...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Thursday July 05, 2012   -   By Carol

The ducks are doing well, they stay around their little wading pool mostly, so I move it around the yard often.  Our ducks like checking out the chicken pens, and our hens like to follow the ducks around the yard.  It is fun to watch.  The...

Our new weapon has arrived - DUCKS!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Sunday July 01, 2012   -   By Carol

Once upon a time, I loved grasshoppers.  That is, grasshoppers that would show up by the pairs, and hop around for a few days, and leave as suddenly as they appeared. I no longer like grasshoppers.  With the absence of a hard freeze in two years,...

Chicks are hatching!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Sunday April 01, 2012   -   By Michael & Denise

We have hatching eggs, chicks and ducklings available from our various breeds. Call for breed availablity.

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Ready for a bath?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday December 25, 2011   -   By Mary

The ducks and geese just don't know what to do with ice. They want a bath and try to dive into their frozen pond, but for whatever reason these days, the water is as hard as ice.  We dump out the ice and pour in water, and they enjoy it a lot.  But...

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