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Predator Patrol

A few weeks ago, both Abby and Lovelyn saw something “creepy” (in Lovelyn’s words) around dusk, slinking around the back patio.  They did not see it closely but knew the animal was not a raccoon, squirrel or weasel. It was odd looking … shaggy fur, had a tail of a rat and was big and…

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A Feather in Your Hat

      After taking some or our chickens to be butchered this week, it was time to replenish our laying hens. After scouring ads online, I found someone nearby selling organic laying chickens. They promised they would be laying, something we desperately need for our family. I loaded up the truck with the children…

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{Almost} Turkey Time

Do you remember the pictures of our tiny turkeys from a few months ago?           Well, here is Lacey’s turkey – nearly grown up. He’s a good size but our friends’ turkeys, which are from the same hatch, are even bigger!   They still have one month to grow. Will this…

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Chicks, Rhubarb & Turkeys

    Early this Saturday morning, Abby drove an hour away to pick up our little chicks. They will be raised for meat and eggs – they are a heritage breed, called Chantceler. We have moved away from the “traditional” meat bird for various reasons {mainly, wanting to be even healthier}. This breed, which originated…

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Happy Hens & their Healthy Eggs

        It’s that lovely, lovely time of year again – when our hens, ducks and {two} geese burst outside to their little field and discover growing grass, collections of bugs and sunshine awaiting their feathers.   We do not pen our chickens, geese or ducks inside a caged run, so they are…

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