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Farmers Market

Big News! We’re now on the Field Day Farms Online Farmers Market.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Field-Day-Farms—Sun–Grilling–All-in-One-Meals—June-23–2011.html?soid=1102349988116&aid=7IQOCn25L1k.

http://store.fielddayfarms.com/products/Pastured-Eggs-%28CF%29.html

 

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Chickens, Farm

 

New chick day

A dozen 2 day old black australorp chicks arrived today. The kids could hardly contain themselves, they were so excited. I’m not sure who was cuter the kids or the chicks.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2011 in Chickens, Kids

 

Father’s Day Weekend

We had pretty decent weather for a change this weekend. Friday evening we attended a cookout for the kids VBS program, which they really enjoyed. When we arrived home we noticed that our dog Jack was missing, his collar was still attached to his tie-out. We drove around looking but never found him and went to bed with him still missing. I woke up around 12:30 hearing him barking out back. We were all grateful he made it home.

Saturday we cleaned out the chicken coop and moved the birds from the shed. We also cleaned out the shed and moved our gardening stuff in, it’s nice to have our shed back. The kids are both learning to drive the lawn tractor and mow. It’s a little unnerving but we’re keeping a close eye on them.

Sunday, Dale Brown the former basketball coach at LSU, spoke at church and there was a cookout afterward.
We came home and went for a walk, then I decided an afternoon nap sounded like the perfect father’s day activity 🙂 A big t-storm blew in last evening, we had just put the goats back in the barn when it hit. We hung out in the barn for a bit but as it got worse decided to head for the house, getting soaked and pelted by hail as we ran. After changing out of our wet clothes we sat on the back porch and watched the wind and lightening, quite a show. One of our cottonwood’s blew down too so I’ll have to get that cleaned up.

In the end it was a nice weekend and I came away reminded of how blessed I am.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Chickens, Kids

 

Farm update

It’s been awhile since our last post but we’ve been extremely busy and have some exciting news. After many years of dreaming and searching we’re finally in contract to buy a small farm ( 20 acres ) near here. We’ve been extremely blessed to have had our 1 acre for the past ten years to hone our gardening skills and learn about keeping chickens. Now we’re very excited to have the room to expand. Here’s a link to a few pictures, more to come as things progress.
Weaver Road

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2009 in Chickens, Farm

 

Hawks are bad

I came home for lunch on Tuesday to find a big hawk feasting on one of our RI Reds. We chased it off but I’m sure it will be back. The hens are locked in the coop for the time being, I need to find some kind of deterrent. I’ve read that stringing fishing line across the run area might dissuade the hawks from swooping in. It’s certainly the cheapest option. The kids were pretty bummed as were Joy and I.

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2009 in Chickens

 

Potato Harvest Day

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Our winter weather finally relented and it’s been a beautiful fall weekend. Yesterday I was able to get all our hoses, lawn furniture etc put away and today we’re finally harvesting our potatoes, carrots and onions. The kids were a big help and it was fun watching how excited they got with each new cache of potatoes. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2009 in Chickens, Garden, Kids

 

Dog Attack

This week a dog from the neighborhood climbed the fence and got into our yard. She attacked one of our chickens as well as our dog. Jack needed stitches at the vet and we’re trying to nurse the chicken back to health. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2009 in Chickens, Garden