Monthly Archives: September 2005

One Hundred!

Now that all chickens are safely in the freezer, I can tell you. One hundred of them. I ordered 100, received 103. I lost 2 in the early stages, just general failure to thrive. Took 101 out to pasture. Lost … Continue reading

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Ouch

I hurt myself farming today in a real clutzy move. Anyone that knows me in person would probably tell you I’m a stick girl. Not much muscle on these bones. So there I was bright and early this morning, trying … Continue reading

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Homecoming

Last weekend was homecoming in our little town. There’s a pep rally Thursday evening, where the Homecoming King and Queen are crowned. A parade on Friday afternoon, for which everyone gets out of school early. The big football game Friday … Continue reading

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Eating a Pig

So we’ve butchered our first batch of pigs in 16 years. Picked our half up from the locker Saturday morning and are eating our way through each cut to see how it turned out. I’ve been nervous about it, about … Continue reading

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Lookin' for Love

Salmon Faverolle roo courts an Americauna pullet

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Fall To Do

As the days grow shorter my To Do list seems to grow longer. We’re still desperately trying to get as much painting done as we can, but with lows dropping into the 40′s now some nights we’ll have to stop … Continue reading

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Silkies

One of my mom’s best friends called me up one day to say she had bought a birthday present for Olivia and me (Olivia’s is in 2 weeks, mine in 2 months). The cutest little fluff balls of chickens I’d … Continue reading

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So Much

So much going on this week. I’m leaving in the a.m., driving to Minneapolis to fly to Chicago. Roundabout, I know. All for my day job. Never been to Chicago, a little nervous about taking the train from the airport … Continue reading

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Pigs, Big and Little

The new litter of piglets is at that fun age where they’re old enough to adventure away from mom and still big enough to squeeze under gates and through small openings in the fence. So we’ll often find them wandering … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Our first blue eggs I didn’t think any of our new pullets would lay in the nest boxes, seeing as how they haven’t stepped foot in the coop since we released them in May. Instead they roost in the aisle … Continue reading

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