Headed back to school?

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?”

Keeping up with chicken, Part 2

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”

Morning Reflections

Good morning. Racey took a few amazing shots of her views at chores this week. As we march into late august, the sun slips farther behind the mountains each morning as she makes the rounds. We’ve had a very dry summer so far, we track our accumulated rainfall to gauge pasture productivity, and since theContinue reading “Morning Reflections”

How to keep up with chicken…

We started this year with a different plan:) I’m guessing that many other folks have a similar feeling. Nevertheless, we feel very lucky to be in a position to adapt and continue to bring our food to the tables of our customers. The plan had been to step away from retail and focus on courtingContinue reading “How to keep up with chicken…”

All in one place…

Here’s my picture of this week. Clouds seem like they are out of a painting. If you look closely you can see the 4 small chicken coops to the right, the one big coop in the center, horses to the far left and cattle out towards the large chicken coop. In a way, the photoContinue reading “All in one place…”

Nitrates & Nitrites: Know Your Food

We are what we eat right? For our family, this philosophy is a part of why we raise our animals on pasture, feed organic grain to our chickens and our cattle only eat grass. However, as we’ve learned, raising a happy, healthy animal is only part of the picture. We then have to process theContinue reading “Nitrates & Nitrites: Know Your Food”