Monthly Archives: March 2011

Moving the laying hens to the field

Well, like most things on the farm, you get to doing it and pictures are an after-thought. We had a very successful mission last night and the birds had their first sleep-over over at Jeanne’s place. This morning I went … Continue reading

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Wagons Ho!

Salt Fork Farms is packing up the hen wagon for a ride down the road to a neighbor’s pasture, where they will get plenty of space to graze and forage. We will make some last-minute fixes on the wagon today … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoes and Making Compost

Today is damp and warm, but although winter is officially over as of yesterday, we are likely to see water freeze a few more times. Today I am starting tomatoes and lettuce. I will also be ‘potting on’ brassicas. They … Continue reading

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Chickens on the move…

It is raining here at the farm, but our sights are on the horizon and the chickens will be moved to their new home this week. I will be making some chicken wagon repairs and getting them ready over the … Continue reading

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Garlic is up!

I just uncovered the 2011 garlic crop and it looks great! If I were more savvy, I would have taken a photo and uploaded it, but I’m not. I also removed winter covers on beds at the old Pavelka plot. … Continue reading

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It turns out chicken feed and greenhouses do mix!

Today we are having 2 tons of chicken feed delivered from Solon, and we should be receiving our greenhouse materials from Dyersville. Also, I will go check on the transplants over at Kroul Farms. Transplants are growing fast and we … Continue reading

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A New Beginning!

Hello to all who know us and to those who are seeking us out, We are officially moved to a new location (farm) as of this most recent winter holiday season and we are beginning again our place on earth. … Continue reading

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