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June is here – and so is the Sun (finally!)

Finally we have had some good weather which has let us get caught up on our  long list of chores.  We have added a bunch more chickens, now up to 50 or so, have added another rooster so we can start breeding our own replacement hens, and our turkeys have graduated to pasture. The garden…
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Update May 8, 2017

Here’s a late entry – an update that I started last week but never finished…until today… We are well behind schedule with the veggie garden while we wait for the correct sized gates to arrive (we ordered 5’ wide and received 3’ wide…too small to get in and out with the tiller, etc.). Thankfully, the…
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May is Egg Month!

May is Egg Month and we are ready to start selling our eggs.  We raise Heritage breeds and feed only Non-GMO, organic feed produced here in Washington state.  If you’d like to come by and pick some up, let us know! In the meantime, here’s some egg recipes to get you inspired.

Hey Tacoma area peeps!

We  stopped by Tractor Supply in Tacoma today and the cashier told us about this great deal…. These 30 ct. egg flats are FREE! (The first one anyway) They were already marked down to $2.00 ea. so we were going to buy them.  Great deal! https://www.tractorsupply.com/static/sites/TSC/downloads/coupons/Free-Egg-Flat-Coupon.pdf?cm_mmc=Banner-_-Social-_-Facebook-_-EggFlat  

Don’t fail, adapt

We had plans to already be planted out and close to harvesting spring greens  by May 1.  But alas, it continues to rain (and rain and rain). So much so that we have adapted and are focused this year on getting the raised beds built up, manage weed pressure, and build soil structure.  I am…
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We had a day without rain!

We are way behind where we had hoped to be this spring because of all the rain we’ve had. Good news is, we got the tractor out of the mud. We also made some progress with the elk fence and hope to finish before the end of April. We are using tarps for weed control…
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Spring update

Sorry for taking so long between updates – with a hard drive failure and so much else to do, I’m only now sitting down to give an update. This has been such a rainy season that I haven’t had a chance to get much of my garden prep done. However, we have been able to work on…
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Mid-Winter Update

Happy New Year and Welcome 2017! Well, we made it through the freezing temps (was 9 F here yesterday AM) and so did the chickens.  The new pullets are growing nicely in their new home.  I built them a new coop inside an existing barn.  I plan on adding more space for more birds an…
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Baby chicks arrived!

I picked up the baby chicks we ordered today – 15 new hens, barred rock, black star (sex-link), and New Hampshire, plus one mystery chick (I’m thinking she’s a Delaware, but we’ll see…). So far so good.  They’ve been eating, drinking, preening, and chirping happily since they got settled into their new home.  I’ll probably…
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Autumn is here!

Welcome October! Personally my favorite month, which including a birthday, wedding anniversary, and because it’s finally Autumn. As for chores, I’ve been busy getting the tractor fixed – I had to replace the ignitor and coil and now it starts  right up.  I need to fine tune the carb, but I’ll worry about that once…
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