Milestone – Chicken Feed Independence

Since the beginning of June, so that’s seven weeks now,  our 600 chickens have flourished without any store bought feed.  Instead they dine on the leftovers and prep scraps from local restaurants,  day old bread from the bakery, outdated produce and meat from...

Kittens – Turkeys – Mice – Compost

There’s a common theme to these three pictures.  In the second one, you see our youngest chickens looking at 5 of the 6 new turkey poults we just added to the flock.  In the bottom picture is what makes this all possible – lots of living material. ...

Open House Saturday

At the Rotary Presentation – today, we invited everyone to an Open House at Many Spokes Farm.  So we’re inviting you too – everyone- is welcome. This Saturday – May 12, 2018  10 a.m. to Noon. Directions. From the Manson Highway, turn onto...

At the Speed of Soil

We split off our original two dozen laying chickens a week ago, and moved them to their summer garden.  Thanks for help from our neighbors Karis, and Theo who are on spring break, and their cousin Quinn who was visiting.  Nice to have assistance from friends who think...

Mayonnaise

The book arrived in the mail yesterday – an unexpected thank you after a visit from a friend in Alaska – An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace. by Tamar Adlar.   After these past months of putting up fences and housing – and putting...

Easter Eggs. Easter Chicks.

Easter blessings.  We brought home a mix of egg colors for our Easter basket this year – all natural blues, browns, tans, and whites – no extra colors added.   What a blessing to have chickens giving us these eggs every day! And here are the Easter...

Eggs Starting to Hatch

Early this morning we saw the first signs from the first hatching egg – a beak peck in the shell.  Now this evening four of the 24 chicks have started pecking through their shells.  These two are the furthest along.  Two days early – but we’re happy ...

Incubator Eggs – Almost Hatching!

We have waited 19 days so far for the hatching of new Icelandic chicks. Two more days to go. Ten weeks ago we watched one of our broody hens hatch a dozen eggs right in the coldest part of winter.  Amazing mama skills! Now we’re hatching two dozen eggs thanks to...

On the Shelves!

Happy Hens Eggs are on the shelves! For weeks Callie has been boxing up old produce to feed our chicks.  Now it feels great to bring her 30 dozen fresh eggs for the dairy section at IGA Market in Chelan.  We’ve also delivered to Red Apple in Manson, as well as...