New coop has Residents!

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Ken completed his smaller portable coop for the tweens!  Last night we moved chickens: cockerels to the north coop.  Ken found that a group of males without a female in their midst form a gang with a pecking order, but they don’t fight.  Then the pullets went to the new portable coop       Here is his new coop with many great features:           There is the bird door with …

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Fall Greens!

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As some crops that love summer’s heat start to wane, the beautiful fall greens thrive.  this year we have several wonderful new – to – us greens from our participation in the UW vegetable trials.  Ken plants them in a “nursery.”       Then he transplants them out.           Here is a light green Tokyo bekana – a loose head tender leafed Chinese cabbage – great raw or braised   …

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Harvest Newsletter

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Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, greens, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions, garlic, beans cucumbers, celery, and fennel       Field Notes.  Ken has been digging potatoes, harvesting tomatoes, peppers, etc.  Plants are pushing that final leg of the marathon of the growing season.  Enjoy all these hot weather vegetables now as some will end with first frost.  We are heading into fall crops as well Ken has been working …

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