Ken’s New Chicks

Ken encourages broody hens. Broody hens want to sit on eggs and hatch out chicks. In our experience chicks with good mothers have a head start – someone to care for them, teach them chicken skills, and protect them. Once a hen continues to sit in a nest box over night, Ken starts to watch for a couple days. Then he moves her to a quiet, undisturbed area, places some eggs under her, and she …

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Piglets Have Arrived!

Each year we get piglets. Pigs are an important member of the team here. They are four legged rototillers. We rotate them from project to project. Some years the y clear new garden space, renovate areas, clear fence lines, etc. They love to dig! And they eat culls from the garden – lower cabbage leaves, broccoli plants, etc. When they arrive they are small, and Oscar takes on the job of nanny. This year we …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden! This week’s CSA box has greens – lettuce, spinach, sorrel, arugula, and potatoes, onions, garlic, parsnips, sun chokes. Field Notes. Ken is planting and transplanting and cultivating. Saturday night he transplanted onions while he listened to Garrison Keillor on his radio ear phones.   Sunday night he cultivated to Wisconsin public radio’s Simply Folk show. And today he is preparing for the arrival of piglets. Pigs are useful four legged tillers. …

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