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Archive for April, 2014

An Experiment in Chick Raising, Part 2: The Implementation

by @ Saturday, April 12th, 2014. Filed under Chickens

The chicks have now been here a week and a day. I was really nervous going into this, but so far it’s gone great. The chicks are really growing well I think. The red tint is just from the heat lamp bulb. I did lose one, and while I was nervous it would be the […]

An Experiment in Chick Raising: Part 1, The Plan

by @ Friday, April 4th, 2014. Filed under Chickens

So in a moment of what now seems to have been complete and total insanity, I ordered 25 Freedom Rangerchicks to raise for meat. They are arriving today. It still seems like a good idea in theory. I miss eating chicken, but we’re a little afraid of even organic chicken from the store. I’ve read […]

Chick Pics

by @ Sunday, April 20th, 2014. Filed under Chickens

Coming the first week of May are my laying chicks. I’ve noticed the current group of chicks are getting pretty flighty. It may be partly the breed, or it may be (and more likely is) that I don’t mess with them at all. I feed them in the morning and chuck them back into the […]

Garden CSA

by @ Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014. Filed under Garden

This year I found out about the concept of a garden CSA. What is that? Community Supported Agriculture. It’s the idea that people buy a share of the garden, paid in advance, and then each week they get a share of what’s ready. This is instead of a produce stand, where people pick and choose, […]

The Saga of the Hammer Mill

by @ Monday, April 21st, 2014. Filed under Chickens, Farm Life

A hammer mill grinds feed. The antique ones are worth very little any more given they run off a belt drive on a tractor. I don’t believe any modern tractor even has a belt drive option. Most have gone for scrap, and the ones still sitting around are only worth scrap price. Ernie’s family still […]

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