Reber Rock Farm Blog
This week packed a punch, and by the end of the week I’m feeling it. There is the fatigue, muscle soreness from lots of movement, head fog from lack of sleep, and pride and a zippy excitement at the first boxes of chicken to go into the freezer, and some fresh cuts into the farmContinue reading “RRF Chicken Back in Stock”
With temperatures topping 90 this week the farm feels like it is exploding with life. The grass seems like it is literally growing as we watch. Lovett, Lewis and Racey helped me pull the shade cloths onto the last chicken coops. This is a few weeks earlier than we usually do it, since May canContinue reading “Feels Like Summer”
Like so many words used in marketing, “Pastured” can mean many things. So I thought I would explore what this means to us here at Reber Rock Farm and some questions you can ask when shopping for other Pastured products. Pasture is the centerpiece of our farm. Pasture generally means perennial fields with a mixContinue reading “What Does “Pastured” Mean?”
Phew. It was a race I set in motion months ago with the order we placed with our hatchery in January. The number of chicks in a batch determines the needed area of the brooder and field coops. So I had plenty of warning that a fourth field coop needed to be built by Tuesday,Continue reading “Spring Green”
Mid week I was startled to find this short rainbow calling me to look up from my boots. There was rain on the horizon, but brilliant blue sky above and the rainbow’s color reminded me of the balance of life. Even during a crazy week of too many things to do and unexpected weather, powerContinue reading “Spotting Rainbows”
The one constant this week has been the increasing intensity of green around the farm. The grass seems to be growing by the minute, and the weather is changing just as fast. We have had mornings well below freezing, 35 and raining, high winds and sunny and 70. On Monday I picked up our beefContinue reading “Spring Hustle”
With a new foal romping around and chicks to pickup at the post office, the green hue of grass has convinced the farm that spring is on its way. The pigs have also been enjoying the onset of spring, as well as the mud that comes with it. This week was a busy week forContinue reading “Out to Pasture”
Happy April. Our first foal of the season was born this week — a beautiful and thick boned filly from a young mare named Maybelle. When a foal is born Chad will take the mama and new foal into the barn to give them a little space from the other mares and the stallion. WhenContinue reading “A Filly! With Spring Comes Life”
I used to spend most of the fall as a butcher. With the help of friends and helpers including Chad, Cory, Sarah, Matt, Aidan, Kirsten and Cameron to name a few, we would process all the beef for the season. Reber Rock no longer butchers beef on farm; instead we send our beef to theContinue reading “Custom Cut Beef”
It has been an exciting week on the farm and the change of spring is in the air. We had a few days where the sun came out and the outdoor thermometer read announced temperatures in the 60s. There is a certain joy and energy that we all feel, and that Lewis and Lovett exuberantlyContinue reading “All Pork Back in Stock”
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