Monthly Archives: June 2013

Processing Meat Birds: DIY

Today we decided to do our first trial run slaughtering and processing meat birds.  Our intent is to do take all 25 from our pasture to our freezer ourselves, but as first-timers we thought we’d start modestly, with just two. … Continue reading

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Turkeys Outside

The turkey-birds, as Nora has come to call them, have moved outside.  Huzzah!  

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Garden snapshot

Despite the late start our garden is showing some progress. The tomatoes have been doing great despite some early wild variation in temperature. and the rest of the beds are beginning to fill out.    

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Preserving Rhubarb and Strawberries

Last fall I came across the blog Food in Jars, since then I have been dying to preserve some things. However, we had just moved, we didn’t have a garden and we were too busy to go to the farmers market … Continue reading

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We’re new to mulberries, so weren’t quite sure when they were ripe.  We jumped the gun a bit, and the kids were unimpressed with the first few berries of the season a week or so ago. They’ve come around now, … Continue reading

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Greener Pastures

We moved the meat birds to the other side of the pasture tonight. Luckily most of the birds were happy to follow the food. There were a few birds that needed to be wrangled. It was clear that we have … Continue reading

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Today on the pond

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Turkey Coop

Now that we’re done using the turkey coop base to move the chicks out to pasture, the turkeys have feathered out, and the air outside warmed up a bit, it’s time to get the turkey coop finished. Amy had an … Continue reading

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Goat Progress

On June 9th we moved the goats to the woods. It looked like this: on June 12th it looked like this: It is a little hard to tell, but is a very clear line between the inside and outside of … Continue reading

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Mobile Coop, Initial Impressions

I had (very) grand plans about our mobile coop.  I wrote up requirements, made a scale model, and had different versions in mind.  I intended to build at least two this year, using feedback from my first build to influence … Continue reading

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