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Growing real food in beautiful Graham, WA

Spring Update – Full Steam Ahead!

Spring update – Full Steam Ahead! Veggies Well it is ON! The Sun is out and has dried out the garden enough that we have been planting and now have a bunch of plants growing in the ground.  Our 20-week CSA starts delivery this week – we delayed two weeks due to the weather –…
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Incubating our Turkey Eggs

Incubating our Turkey Eggs We’ve been collecting eggs from our Bourbon Red Turkeys for the last 2 weeks and it’s finally time to start incubating them!  Turkey eggs incubate for 27.5 – 28 days (unlike chickens at about 21 days).  Otherwise, the process is about the same.  We collected fertile eggs and stored them in…
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An early Easter Egg(er) hunt!

An early Easter Egg(er) Hunt! So the other evening while we were out collecting eggs, I looked up and noticed some feathers sticking out between the old boards under the eaves.  I first thought that it was just a birds nest since we have some barn swallows that have nested in the barn before.  Upon…
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Hatching, planning, waiting…

Hatching, Planning, Waiting… Successful Hatch! We successfully hatched out the fertile eggs we purchased as part of our breeding plan and laying hen replacement.  The 30 eggs we ordered (and one extra for free) arrived via USPS damaged leaving only 28 for the incubator.  Of those, 26 developed and from the 26, we hatched out…
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A Quick Update from the Farm

We’ve been busy here at the farm planning for the 2018 season.  We’ll be offering a limited number of Vegetable CSA shares for 2018 and will be sending out details as it gets closer to January.  If you’re interested in learning more before then, email us for details. The young hens are starting to lay…
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Welcome to Autumn

We’ve been busy as we change seasons – ended with a decent amount of veggies even though we didn’t get the garden planted until late.  Definitely learned some lessons to apply to next year, especially as it relates to insect and weed pressure. The rototiller runs again (huzzah!) and it’s been used to get the…
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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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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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