Pullets in the Tractor!

I received my new chicks on February 6th – all 26.  They stayed in the brood box for the first 6 weeks until they were fully feathered. When the chicks are fully feathered, they’re able to be moved outside. I did wait until we had a stretch of warmer...

Spring Garden – March ’11

I finally got to the beds in my garden this week for the final turning of the soil. The interns were a big help.  The hen house floor was dug down about 6 inches and the dirt was added to the beds in the garden. Then the soil was turned one last time and it was time...

Spring Bees – March ’11

Well, my hives made it through the winter and I didn’t lose any.  I feel very fortunate because it’s so common to lose at least one hive. Talked to a gentleman in the mountains who lost 16 of his 17 hives. As you can see by the pictures, the girls hit the...

Emma and the Chickens

This is Emma.  We picked her up a year ago.  She’d been abandoned by her mom in the middle of the night on one of the coldest nights we had last winter. She apparently is a fighter since she survived the cold temps.  She came to us as a bottle baby. This is Emma...