High Tunnel

Those who know me from the various farmers markets we attended last year probably heard me complaining about how farming had taken a toll on my back. I was just waiting until the season ended to go to a doctor. I tried a local chiropractor, but I quickly decided the pain, cramping, and numbness I…

Excellent Eggs (and Chicken), Free Delivery this Saturday!

We will be delivering eggs this Saturday! Once again, we’re offering free delivery to any address in Yamhill, Washington, and Multnomah counties. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card. We will also have a few of our whole chickens available for delivery. These are pasture-raised birds with flavor and texture you won’t find…

Egg Love!!

STILL FREE DELIVERY! Our chickens and ducks are very proud of all the eggs they’re producing, especially considering the crisp, cold days we’re seeing. This Saturday, we will be out delivering eggs and whole chickens (we have about 15 left.) Once again, delivery is free! PICK YOUR EGGS UP FROM THE FARM AND GET A…

December 6, 2017

On cold and windy nights like tonight, I let the goats sleep in the barn. Unfortunately, the barn is also where a lot of the younger chickens and ducks are living until the second chicken house is completed.  This leads to everyone having to share space. The chickens don’t seem to care, but as you…

December 4, 2017

Today I cleaned out the chicken barn. I do this every other week in the summer, and once a week when it gets wet outside. There is nothing that will make you feel closer to your flock of birds than walking around in their home and cleaning up after them. It’s so interesting to watch…

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Most of today was spent working in our three high tunnels. The summer stuff had to be cleared out, and the ground prepped for the over-winter and spring crops. This year, I’m tilling each of them down to about five inches, adding about 20 yards of our composted chicken manure from 2016, then doing a…

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

  Today I took a bunch of broiler chickens to the butcher. This is the last group for 2017. It’s just too cold and rainy from now until Spring to leave chickens out on pasture. This batch was especially frustrating because we lost so many chickens to predators. This is the last time I’ll leave…

Monday, November 27th, 2017

I spent the morning at the local hospital, getting an MRI on my shoulder. This is due to an injury I suffered lifting a big cooler full of carrots and stuff into the truck. Farming truly takes a toll on your body. They started this imaging by injecting a dye into my shoulder socket. Now…

Box O’ Chicks

A few days ago, we received our first set of chicks for 2016. We received 50 Barred Plymouth Rock females and 25 Buff Orpington males. The females are to build up our flock of egg layers and the males will be our first attempt at meat birds. Once old enough, all of them will live…

Goats and more goats

I posted this picture of Mabel a couple of weeks ago. Now I know why she’s quietly contemplating life: she’s pregnant! But wait, it gets better – or more complicated. I had the vet come out to do a check on the goats today. Mostly a wellness check. I also wanted to check Mabel since…