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  • 25 Jan 2016 12:24 PM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)

    We put a light in the chicken barn a few weeks ago and the girls are laying a lot more eggs now. We're getting beautiful blue, green, and brown eggs. Come get some!

  • 14 Nov 2015 12:27 PM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)

    After a fallow year, the front field has been tilled. All the flowers and other cover crops are turned in and the field is ready for winter. We'll be planting a variety of crops in 2016. Stay tuned!

  • 20 Jul 2015 8:28 AM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)

    The sixteen chicks are starting to fly - one was on the top branch of a three-foot blueberry bush today. They're also starting to hang out with the other hens who are all being pretty civilized to the little peeps so far.

  • 10 Jul 2015 4:53 PM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)

    I harvested about 20 pounds of blueberries this week. Most of the young plants have survived the drought and heat. Berry production is progressing nicely. We will likely have our first u-pick season in 2016.

  • 02 Jul 2015 10:30 AM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)

    Lola, one of my smartest hens hatched 16 chicks in the bushes and has been free ranging with them. Now I have 50 chickens. Thanks for adding to the flock Lola!

  • 21 Jul 2013 9:01 PM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)
    The front field crops are coming on slowly this year and the middle field is the champion so far. The middle field has a lot of pumpkins, yellow summer squash, and butternut squash, and also has sugar snaps, green beans, broccoli, kale, and salad mix. The front field has everything else: corn, beets, salad mix, cabbage, basil, zucchini, much more are on the way, kale is almost ready for harvest, flowers are starting to bloom. Sun chokes are starting to get some flower buds on them.

    I also completed clearing the grass and weeds away from the electric mesh to reduce grounding and increase voltage. Should be back up to 5,000 volts now. We use the mesh to protect the chickens at night.
  • 19 Jun 2013 10:37 AM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)
    Our 2013 season has begun and we have a lot planted this year. We'll be adding more greens, pumpkins, and herbs in the coming days. Here's what's in the ground to date:
    Anise - Hyssop
    Basil
    Beets
    Broccoli - Belstar, DeCicco
    Cabbage - red
    Calendula
    Corn - Bicolor Sweet
    Cucumber

    Escarole
    Feverfew

    Green Beans
    Kale - Green
    Leeks
    Marigold
    Nasturtium
    Onion - Walla Walla
    Salad Mix
    Squash - Yellow Summer
    Sunchokes
    Sunflower
    Tomato - cherry, roma, and slicing
    Turnip
    Zucchini (Partenon)


  • 18 Jun 2013 10:46 AM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)
    Our 50 hens are almost full grown and our egg production is in full swing this year. Our customers are buying eggs as fast as the girls can lay them. We're considering getting 50 more hens and a few ducks to keep up with demand.

    We love our customers - thank you for all your support!
  • 10 May 2013 2:35 PM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)
    One of our hives swarmed and sent half of the bees into one of our apple trees. I captured them and put them into a new homemade top bar hive. They are getting used to their new home and starting to build their first combs. A few other hives look close to swarming and I have one more empty top bar hive box ready for the next one. Last year we had three swarms all land in the same apple tree. Convenient!
  • 09 May 2013 11:32 AM | Jolly Rancher (Administrator)
    Hard to believe the girls have laid 3,500 eggs since mid January of this year. Amazing!

    If you're interested ion getting some, click on the "Eggs" link and let us know how many you'd like and when you can come by the farm to pick them up!
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