November 2015

Pieces of Eight

The pullets suddenly transitioned from being terrified of us to mobbing us at every chance.  Something must have clicked in their brains connecting us with food.  Now we are their best friends. They are certainly the most gregarious group of chickens we’ve raised.

Oat Sprouts

Our bales of bedding straw came from a weedy field that wasn’t combined, so there are plenty of oats still attached to the stems.  This straw would be disastrous if used for garden mulch, but it excels as livestock bedding.  It fulfills two Maslovian first tier requirements in one package (food and shelter), almost as good …

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CSAs deliveries are wrapping up for the season.  This is our second year working with the Montclair CSA.  For anyone living in Essex County, NJ, we have high praise for them.  We feel fortunate to work with folks who are so supportive. It is no shocking revelation to observe that our culture seems to push us …

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