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This year, Larry Ward managed to capture a photo of the elusive Chicken Claus, who, every year, visits your hens and roos leaving treats for the goodies and none for the baddies. This year, several of our Facebook friends shared photos of their own Cool Christmas Coops, and in turn, we thought you might like […]Read more »
This is the time of year I feel time rushing past; do you? It’s a different sort of rushing than happens in the summer and fall, when gardens are producing mountains of beans and squash, the hay needs to be cut and the straw baled (to say nothing of the lawn), the barns and egg […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols In the spirit of the holiday season, I thought I would share with our readers one of the organizations that my family supports. For more than 30 years, Lifeline Christian Mission has been working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people in Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba and the […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell The bleak winter sky fades the outdoor palette of the season, painting each color across the landscape a muted graduation of grey. The sky says winter…but still no snow. Michigan winters are no longer the winters of my youth. I remember as a child each year, tucking in some cold night in […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell If you’re like me, you probably have remnants of chicken wire tucked away in garage corners, barn attics or tool shed shelves. We use chicken wire for a lot of projects around Iron Oak Farm, especially with the animals. It’s the chicken keeper’s best friend for predator security. But after we finish […]Read more »