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Keep Your Wheels A'Spinning

A few weeks ago, I had a surprisingly lazy Sunday – nowhere to go, nothing pressing to do, so I proceeded to ply the last little bit of the wool/alpaca/silk singles I had on my bobbin, and the last of the blue wool/silk blend I still had on my drop spindles and then, for good measure, card the last of the Hog Island fleece I still had on hand from the National Colonial Farm, and spin that up into thin little singles. 958 more words

Spinning

Accokeek Foundation hiring Livestock Manager

Accokeek, Maryland

Accokeek Foundation Livestock Manager

Position Overview

The Accokeek Foundation seeks a Livestock Manager for its Heritage Breed Conservation Program on a 200-acre site in Piscataway Park. 687 more words

Farm

Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat


Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. 680 more words

Homesteading

The Trouble with Turkeys

Do you guys remember my three little turkey peeps from last year?  The ones we rescued from the feed store when it became clear that they were quickly destined to be dinner? 740 more words

Farm Life

Kickin' Tail and Takin' Names!

Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. 243 more words

Homesteading

Sows on the Move

I thought it was about time to write a post where I show you some of what we do day-to-day on the farm. Each day is different, which is part of the joy of farming. 952 more words

Talking Turkey (Part 5)

Continued from Talking Turkey (Part 4) | The Ancient Sacred American Bird That Traveled The World: A Turkey Tale

Talking Turkey Conservation

Wild Turkeys

It is still uncertain whether or not Turkey really was the star of the feast shared by early colonists and native americans that gave birth to the American Thanksgiving Holiday tradition, but it is well known that they become fond of hunting the native wild turkeys. 1,383 more words

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