Here are some more photos from October….
September 25, 2011
How can it be September already?? Here are some photos from the past few weeks…
…We’ve been blessed with a lot of produce this year…much more rain than last year. Today we froze 5 quarts of green beans, and that’s only about half of what we picked this afternoon! Also, 2 days ago I made a pie from raspberries and figs (the fig tree is starting to bear ripe figs)…there have been LOTS of squash, especially a variety called “tromboncini” which we got from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. They are a big green summer squash with long necks like a trombone…resistant to squash borers of which we have quite a few around here on pumpkins and zukes. Also had good luck with “Sugar Baby” watermelon from SESE.
People are starting to request tours of our mini-farm…so far that’s free, but call ahead and plan on buying some eggs or other bit of produce!! : )
June 17, 2011
This week Running Hen Farm at Morgan’s Grove Market will feature salad mix,baby turnips, mixed berry pastries, cut flowers and more…hope to see you there!
April 28, 2011
On March 28 we got 5 new chicks!! 3 are “Columbian Cross” and 2 are “Americauna,” a version of Aracauna, the ones that lay pastel colored eggs.
They are all female and will be added to our current flock of 7 laying hens. These should start laying in 5 months or so…maybe in August.
They need a heat lamp (this one is red) for the first couple of weeks to keep the temperature at 85-90 degrees.
April 8, 2011
As usual, there is much happening at Running Hen Microfarm. Here are a few items:
January 27, 2011
Hi, we’re still here, it’s a snow day and there’s time to add to the blog…
Actually, I’m doing an experiment to see if we are really affiliates of our own bookstore…
So, here’s a new book by Joel Salatin, a not-so-crazy-farmer (or maybe the only sane one around) from Virginia:
October 18, 2010
Mountain View Solar and Wind installed these solar panels for us:
Catching up on some pictures from August:
Now these are from September: