Reber Rock Farm Blog
After writing about chicken stock last week, I’ve been taking note of just how much chicken stock we use. Especially since our friend Adam has taken over making the stock for us at the Hub on the Hill. Take this burrito meal I was making on Wednesday night, need to wilt some greens with theContinue reading “Stock Love”
We’re in full fall colors. The nip is in the air most mornings and we tracked down a bike trailer and rode our bikes to school this week! Most mornings Chief and Lovett come out to help me move the chickens before we head to school, but as the sun seems to get up laterContinue reading “Colors of Change”
We use dry ice to keep your frozen orders cold as FedEx carries it to your door. But did you know that the country is experiencing a national dry ice shortage? It has only been recently that we’ve paid any attention to the national dry ice market and for many of us around the countryContinue reading “How to keep things cool”
We received our last batch of chicks for 2020 this week. They all arrived safely on a brisk fall morning and were glad to find the warmth and comfort of our brooder waiting for them. It’s always a humbling marker of the passage of time, each batch is only here for 8-9 weeks, which sometimesContinue reading “The Joys of Fall”
I love projects. Building things, figuring out some logistics problem, you name it. This month the problem to solve was how to get enough chicken into the freezer to try to last as long into the winter as possible. We choose not to raise our chickens in a barn, with no green grass to eat,Continue reading “Project Brain”
Throughout this spring and summer the farm remains a quiet and persistent juxtaposition to the turmoil and change that swirls around us. While the greater world around us faces the new reality of a global pandemic, wild fires, and so many political and social topics that demand our attention…the farm; the ecosystem we loosely reignContinue reading “Headed back to school?”
Good morning, After a wonderful vacation, we’re back to work. First on the agenda is getting two more coops ready. Back in march we planned our schedule of chick deliveries with the hatchery and then we set that schedule into motion. This month that schedule starts to ramp up as we try to fill theContinue reading “Keeping up with chicken, Part 2”
We are incredibly lucky to have two incredible friends, neighbors and farm partners: Chad and Gwen Vogel help us with many aspects of the farm from making hay, to moving cattle. But perhaps the most important role each family has to each other is the gift of freedom to travel. When you own animals, theyContinue reading “Farmers on the Beach?”
I’ve always been bias against the chicken breast, which is crazy since we raise chickens! How often have you ordered a chicken breast in a restaurant, or cooked it at home and it turns out to be a dry, unfinished chunk of food in the corner of the plate? I’ve been so disheartened by theContinue reading “What About Chicken Breast!”
Our family is proud to eat the meat we raise on our farm, but meat is rarely the centerpiece of a meal. Most often meat is added flavor to beans or soup, a steak garnish on a hearty salad, or along side vegetables and beans in a burrito. So where do you get your vegetables?Continue reading “What about the vegetables?”
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