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Okay, so I am a hypocrite

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday April 26, 2011   -   By Brian

We closed last year’s books and, as was documented here, it was brutal.  Just like investment portfolio’s we have to diversify further.  I do not think the average American understands how difficult being a small farm can be.   However, I...

Dark Cornish Chickens

Blog: The Clark Family Farm   -   Monday April 25, 2011   -   By Maryann

Dark Cornish Chickens Only 25 are being raised this year. Maryann has added some exotic fowl to her menagerie! The Dark Cornish is a traditional chicken developed purely for great taste. We raise then on pasture and witihout drugs. The bird of choice...

SonRise Ranch Newsletter with Coupon

Blog: SonRise Ranch   -   Friday April 08, 2011   -   By Douglas

Just sent a newsletter out with a great coupon... Douglas Lindamood SonRise Ranch   ...

Wandering Hens

Blog: 3 Acre Farm   -   Tuesday March 01, 2011   -   By Janelle

I have about 6 dozen hens and some roosters.  You can see their photos at on the blog page.    The white hen with some black on her neck feathers in the foreground is a Delaware, the black and white in the center is a...

Bicycle CO-OP Tour Update

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Wednesday February 09, 2011   -   By Poly

Good morning! The group of university students touring co-op's and farms across the country will be here on Thursday Feb. 10th. They are only using bicycles as a form of transportation and are a dedicated to this project. They will be visiting co-op's...

DeLauro Calls for Equality for Women Farmers

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday February 08, 2011   -   By Poly

An important bill, brought to our attention by our friend Katherine W. Washington, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today introduced the Equality for Women Farmers Act. She was joined by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (CA-14), an original co-sponsor of...

Thunder snow - Harbinger of rough times?

Blog: Beaver Creek Gardens CSA   -   Tuesday February 01, 2011   -   By Cheri

All the prognosticators are calling for a winter storm today that will impact 100M people in the US on this first day of February.  With the days getting longer, we have been busy with seed orders and anticipating the smell of newly awakened soil. ...

Mingling in the Winter Sun

Blog: Real Food Farms   -   Tuesday February 01, 2011   -   By Thomas & Kristeen

  Hello from the farm!   The chickens love the warm weather we are having right now. Grandma, aka "Cha-Cha", had snapped a couple of pictures of our layers out mingling in the sun...or waiting for some scratch to...


Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 27, 2011   -   By Poly

Happy Brthday Fattie Pattie, One of our sows is 2 years old today, she is so beautiful. Today She celebrates her 2nd birthday, and this birthday is special, because it will be her first celebrated here with us. It's going to be a big CELEBRATION!

Rainbow Ranch Farms

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By Poly

 Rainbow Ranch Farms Rainbow Ranch Farms is owned by a cooperative group of farm members and operated by farm members protocol. A small, private farm, specializing in the delicate dietary and health needs of a close nit group...

Chickens in the Snow

Blog: Free Range WNY Chicken Eggs   -   Friday January 07, 2011   -   By Brenda

I was surprised that our chickens had such a strong reaction the first time they experienced snow. Our hens have free range over our yard all day long and they are tucked away safe and sound at night from preditors. I was surprised when we got our first snow...

Free Range vs Pastured

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Friday December 31, 2010   -   By Poly

Free Range vs. Pastured: Chicken and Eggs   Thursday, March 05, 2009 11:59 AM   By  Cheryl Long   Tags: pastured , grass-fed , free-range , chicken ...

Don't Wash Those Eggs!

Blog: Smaht Fahm   -   Thursday December 16, 2010   -   By Erin

I see you in the grocery store (a place I go rarely, but living in New England, there's only so much you can grow and preserve), staring at the egg section, baffled about all the egg choices available.  What is free range versus pastured?  What about...

Roaming Eggs

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday November 02, 2010   -   By Brian

  Of the plethora of problems we face with our chickens, o ne is that the biggest group of layers tends to be too "free-range".  I know that might sound counter-intuitive, but any situation that...


I love my hens

Blog: 3 Acre Farm   -   Wednesday October 13, 2010   -   By Janelle

I love my hens!  But they are all grounded to their coop for a few days while I cover my newly scratched up seeded beds with bird netting.   My fall seeding was successful, the seedlings emerging and the weather warm to get all off to a good start....

Thanksgiving Holidays are very near!

Blog: Scappoose Farms   -   Tuesday October 12, 2010   -   By Joyce

Halloween is upon us!  Spooky creatures are appearing on the farm! A witch almost made it to the house, but crashed into a tree. There's pumpkins in the yard, cornstalks leaning on the buildings and a lot of ravens circling above.  The trees...

The 2010 Turkeys

Blog: Scappoose Farms   -   Tuesday August 24, 2010   -   By Joyce

Scappoose Farms Farm fresh… Naturally! Well, here we are at Harvest Time. My favorite time of year! Our herbs are ready to dry, the vegetables are ripening and going to market soon, and the whole farm has a feeling of completion and satisfaction. The...

Work Begins On Our Newest Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday August 03, 2010   -   By Chris

We've finally started work on our newest pasture.  This particular pasture is about 2/3 of a mile down the road...not far at all.  We've finally "tamed" the pasture that we acquired laste year--meaning all of the invasive trees have been...

Photos from the Hurricane Farm Tour

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday July 12, 2010   -   By Chris

This past Saturday we took part in the Coventry Regional Farmer's Market "Graze Fest" which involved tours of some of the farms involved in the market.  Erica did a great job showing a nice group of eager folks around our farm and many...

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