Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hatch

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Late October and still warm and sunny enough for insect hatches.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall raspberries?

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Raspberries are in full swing through the end of July. Here comes Teresa in from the garden on October 23rd with these two perfect, ripe raspberries. What a growing season we are having!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Predators

Over the last few weeks, something has been hitting our layer flock. This is exceptionally frustrating as we have been trying to build up the flock to increase egg production for our Meat CSA. An occasional loss of one or two birds is no problem but predators that move in and treat our livestock as a primary food source are not welcome. In general, we hate to dispatch any wildlife and only do so when they are caught in the act of hazing or killing our livestock. This week Nathan shot 3 raccoons and a bobcat around the chicken house. Hopefully the flock is safe for now.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Water truck

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The well pumps are off and irrigation is done for the season. We still have birds out in chicken tractors for another week so the Dodge acts as a perfect water truck to gravity-feed the waterers so the broilers can all get a good drink.

Saturday, September 20, 2014