Chicks, Chicks, and More Chicks

Ken encourages broody hens.  A broody hen is one who wants to sit on a clutch of eggs and hatch out chicks.  Many modern breeds of egg layers have this trait bred out of them.  Most egg producers think of production of eggs, and a broody hen sits for three weeks and cares for chicks a couple more after they hatch.  She isn’t laying eggs while she does that. We like broody hens that hatch …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has greens – lettuce, spinach, salad and braising greens, beet thins, potatoes, parsnips, sun chokes, onions and potato onions, cilantro, dill, and asparagus Field Notes.  Ken has been busy on several fronts – mowing rye in the field, cultivating established beds, planting in field, transplanting by the mobile high tunnel and garden.  Spring is a busy time Often I am in the house preparing meals or helping …

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The Perennial Flower Project – How to Get Help from your Animals

When I met Ken over two decades ago, friends told me it was obviously serious – I was moving my perennial flowers to Turtle Lake.  Ken tilled an area, and I planted.  It was not the same as my established beds in the city.  I battled poison ivy, weeds creeping from under a rock pile, etc.  Ken moved the rocks, and really helped over the years.  But first an old knee injury and then sciatica …

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