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Farming 101: Chickens

Today I decided to take the time the time to write about things I’ve learned on the farm. As I began, I started to realize that this was going to be a really long post, so I decided to break it down a bit. 482 more words


The chicks have arrived!

This is the busiest time of year and so I have disappeared in garden land (and bird land) for some time. It is hard to believe that the more than three feet of snow we had left as quickly as it appeared. 543 more words


Black Australorp Chicks

We got our Black Australorp chicks yesterday afternoon! I ordered them from Hoover’s Hatchery in Iowa.

There are 42 of these cute little balls of fluff! 57 more words


April 26th--Weekly Update

Sometimes you just have to let the photos do the talking. Matt has had work-related work mixed in with his farming, and I’ve been a little under the weather.  353 more words

Laying Hens 04/24/15

Our girls are getting big and some have started laying eggs.  We found our first eggs yesterday!  Our current flock has ten hens of different breeds, including two (2) Rhode Island Reds (named Rhoda and Isy), one (1) Silver laced Wyandot (named Wynona),  several Brown Leghorns (yet to be named) and several  Partridge Rocks (yet to be named).  90 more words

Laying Hens

Depression Chicken ’n Dumplin’s

My mother raised chickens in our backyard. Not pets. Not rescued fowl. She had two purposes for tending her chickens with extreme care―eggs and meat. She chose laying hens with the best production record and brooding hens who mothered their chicks.  275 more words

Violet Carr Moore

Spring goings ons

I finally think that Spring might be coming to Baltimore.  We are going to have a night this week close to freezing, but Spring is really trying to push through.  948 more words