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Chicky Checklist

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
On the verge of February, the most bitter month of the year, it is hard to stay positive and remain motivated to plan for spring.  January has been a beast with polar vortex, several feet of snow, states of emergencies, and for me cabin fever!  We were grateful to welcome two adorable doelings (who we are going to have to have a name game for as Matt cannot decide :).  They keep us busy, and thoroughly entertained.  
One great part of February is that our replacement chicks are ordered in fo...
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How a vegetarian raises meat birds...

Posted by Michelle on Sunday, November 3, 2013,

    When Matt decided we should start raising broiler chickens for our family and for the markets I was so completely against it.  I have been a vegetarian since I was 12, I'm two weeks away from 31 :)  I never felt good about the common practice of industrial farming where animals were confined in huge chicken or hog or cattle houses.  I always loved farming and my favorite toys were plastic farm animals that I housed in a cardboard box barn I constructed and my green John Deere Tractor.  Wh...
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We are grateful

Posted by ~Michelle on Sunday, June 9, 2013,

I am such a bad blogger, I write every few days then disappear for weeks.  I'm sorry.  So many wonderful things have been happening I don't even know where to start.  Market season has begun, it is an adjustment to say the least, getting up before the sun and leaving the house by myself.  Matt has to play mister mom the days I work markets, Wednesday in Watertown and Friday in Carthage.  It is nice to get out and meet new people and talk about my passion, the farm, so for that I am grateful (...
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Here chicky chicky

Posted by Michelle on Friday, February 8, 2013,
    We have had poultry at the farm before we had a farm really, Matt fell in love with the ducklings at the local TSC and of course had to bring a six pack of them home (Rouens).  He ended up with 5 drakes and a single girl :)  Pretty rare for our female populated home!  Time went on and the original six turned to 19 after a few were dropped off/rescued.  They enjoy our pond and in return lay wonderful eggs (the additional 13 are mostly females).  
    Shortly after the ducks were brought in ...
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