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Blue Slate and Bourbon Red turkeys, Black Australorps, Buff Orphingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Lavender Araucanas.
Country raised by a City mother who thought a cat was livestock, I didn't get into the idea of farming until the mid 70's when I discovered The Mother Earth News and Carla Emery. Trapped on a small lot in town, I joined a co-op, baked my own bread, gardened and canned and/or dried everything I could get my hands on. In the mid 80's we moved unto a few acres and the fun began! 25 years later, my poor husband still wonders what happened - he says I should have married a farmer! It's really not that bad - we're down to "just" poultry and hair sheep!
by Candice Last Saturday, my son, daughter, and granddaughter all came over to help decorate the “real” Christmas tree. Since the back half of our property is sand, we grow our own. We all hiked back to the field and looked over this year’s selection. Hubby climbed under the branches and sawed off the tree […]Read more »
by Candice I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve blogged! We’ve had an unusual fine fall and I’ve been madly trying to get the garden beds all tidy and neat for spring. Unfortunately, most of the fine days were days I was working. Still, I managed to get most of it done … […]Read more »
by Candice I made one of my famous spur-of-the-moment decisions (with the encouragement of friends and relatives) to raise a small batch of Cornish Cross meat birds this fall. I thought you might be interested in how it all turned out and what it cost. I’ve always said I would keep track of costs … […]Read more »
by CandiceThere’s been an unsettling mystery here at Blue Feather Hollow for the past week. Our turkeys – 7 adults, 7 “teenagers” (just over 2 months old), and the 9 new poults with Mama Swan (yes, we have a turkey named Swan – a story for another day) – reside in a two-story shed with […]Read more »
by CandiceWelcome to the window on Blue Feather Hollow, which you could call a number of things (e.g., a hobby farm, an organic farm, a wild idea that got out of hand …), but never, ever, could you call it boring. As soon as we moved out of town, Child No. 1 wanted an animal […]Read more »