Monthly Archives: August 2006

New Digs

Chuck, still half the size of the broiler chicks The broiler chicks – and Chuck! – are all safe and sound out in the pasture. The move went more easily than I expected, they all just crowded into a corner … Continue reading

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Chickens have taken over my garage

a broiler chick takes flight The broiler chicks have taken over my attached garage with heated floor. Not that they need the heat this time of year, but still, my garage sure makes them a luxury brooder. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Local food sources?

I find the One Local Summer challenge going on over at Pocket Farm so inspiring, but I’ve never participated. While our meat and veggies obviously come from our own farm, I don’t know where to get locally grown/manufactured staples such … Continue reading

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Random gardening advice

Don’t leave a basket of freshly picked tomatoes where the chickens can find it.

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An-tic-i-pay-yay-tion

We can never know about the days to comebut we think about them anyway.And I wonder if I’m really with ready to eat you nowor just chasing after some finer day. I’ve never managed to grow a watermelon before, but … Continue reading

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Chuck

Another edition of “One of these things just doesn’t belong here…” Our duck hatched out two chicks last week. Yes chicks, not ducklings. The brown one in this picture, and a fuzzy yellow one. The next day the fuzzy yellow … Continue reading

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Oliver

We have a new boar! And as you can see he’s a Berkshire, not a Large Black. I had so wanted to stick with a LB boar, but the closest one we could find was in Indiana and the cost … Continue reading

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I went to Grundy Center and bought milk

This afternoon was a “fun day” for me. I took a trip down to Grundy Center to see my friend Lisa of Gracious Acres fame. And I bought milk. But I’ll get to that in a minute. photo copyright BP … Continue reading

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Cedar Valley Memories 2006

Once again a fine steam engine show was put on by the Mitchell County Historical Society and steam engine aficionados from near and far. The volunteer effort is extremely impressive. A giant Case. I don’t know anything about it, but … Continue reading

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Tractor Pull

Ever since our county fair, where he saw his first tractor pull, Rafe has been asking to see another one. If you know Rafe, you know he has this dramatic aversion to loud noises that involves covering his ears and … Continue reading

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