BE WELL

<!doctype html> *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   The Common Thread A friend framed the question this way,  “Take everyone who listens to you or follows you – put them in a single room – what would they all be talking about?” BE WELL I brought...

Shifting toward the model

Something shifted this past week – maybe its from starting to talk about developing a chicken farm model.  I realized that this winter doesn’t need to be a “test,” for me.  Only if I set it up that way in my mind. I realized if I have troubles...

Winter Approaches

Thanksgiving just passed and the shortest days of the year are here.  Since my last post in mid-summer, we’ve successfullly fed our 600 chickens entirelly from the discarded excess of stores, restaurants, a bakery, and two breweries. The eggs are better than if...

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  Instead they dine on the leftovers and prep scraps from local restaurants,  day old bread from the bakery, outdated produce and meat from...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...