Poultry

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Shown, Unshown – July into August

Shown, Unshown – July into August

Oh, how I've missed you all! And so here I am again, trying to document and share after being absent from this space for much longer than I'd hoped, planned, or anticipated! Realizing it is mid-August (how the heck did that happen), we're way past due for a catch-up and so, instead of baraging you with 15 different posts, I'll…
In the Garden – Mid July

In the Garden – Mid July

I've found myself wondering (once again) where the time has gone. It was said when I was a kid that the older I'd get, the faster time would pass... The busier I'd get, the more responsibilities I'd have, the faster moments would slip through my fingers. I didn't believe it, though. Nor did I need to because, at the time,…
Our first hatchling!

Our first hatchling!

Tempered by the grief that has blanketed our poultry experiences over the past several months... And bolstered by the never ending hope that exists within day to day farm life and our absolute trust in the goodness of the Earth... I am so very excited and incredibly proud to introduce the very first chicken chick to hatch on Ever Growing…
And so we wait…

And so we wait…

I kid you not, we'd just put her on the cull list. With wonky, inconsistent eggs and a perpetual┬álimp (for no good reason) we figured she could provide a nice stock since she's beyond her prime for straight eating. And then she goes and does this. I swear she must've heard us and decided to pull her weight in new…
Shown, Unshown – May into June

Shown, Unshown – May into June

This post could have easily be called, "On remembering why we started". Though I microblog a lot these days, there are times I'm not sure how to even address the battles happening on the farm and within myself... And so I wait to find the right words at the right times to put in this space so as to properly…
I just couldn’t tell you another sad story…

I just couldn’t tell you another sad story…

It's been a rough spring on the farm! Let me tell you, keeping animals is hard. Like, daydreaming-of-throwing-in-the-towel hard. We've seen a lot of loss here in the past couple of months and so I, really and truly, just didn't want to tell you another sad story. So I didn't tell you when our fiercely independent mama duck (the one…
They’re breeding like…ducks?!

They’re breeding like…ducks?!

When Kitty set her clutch in January, I thought she was a bit off her rocker... But I rolled with it and let her do her thing, trusting her instincts over my human worry. When she hatched out nine of 15 eggs I thought that seemed about right given the temperature fluctuations and such, but what do I know? As…