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Growing real food in beautiful Graham, WA

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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Public Service Announcement: Pull the Stickers Off!

Public Service Announcement: Pull the Stickers Off! We recently amended our garden beds with Cascade Compost which is compost made from the food waste consumers generate in our area. Cascade Compost is a Registered Organic material with the Washington State Department of Agriculture and will improve our soil tilth while reusing what otherwise would end up…
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Hot Composting Litter

Hot Composting Litter We manage the compost generated by our chickens through composting using the Berkeley method of “hot” composting.  Through composting, we manage the waste generated by the chickens, turning it into valuable soil building compost that adds nutrients, builds soil structure, and improves drainage.

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? With so many different labels, what are we really buying? You may have been following the recent USDA announcement that it intends to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule protecting animal welfare standards.  With the rise in popularity of organic food in general, big-agriculture has learned that organic is…
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UFO’s and Chickens!

UFO’s and Chickens! With all of the recent news coverage about the Pentagon’s secret program studying UFOs, I found this article that is more in line with our focus – chickens! The article and video below provide instructions to build a UFO shaped coop. Our chickens may not have as fancy a home, but they do have…
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Diet and Climate Change

How our diet and climate change are interconnected I came across this article in Vox that explores how our diet choices affect climate change.  While the article is focused on the impacts around industrial beef production and greenhouse gas emissions, there are important questions to consider beyond whether to eat beef or not. A lot of…
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