Monthly Archives: July 2014

What’s Old Is New Again

From the The Farmer’s Friend at the Bow Little Market, I purchased this old pitchfork. It should come in handy for cleaning the chicken roosts, turning compost, and gathering hay. The only mark on it is “I-D-L Top” stamped on … Continue reading

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Early Morning Salad Picking

On an early, Thursday morning, it’s time to pick greens for Tweets Café. There’s always time to enjoy the flowers on the way to the salad rows. The baby kale are perfect for picking today. Light green on top, a … Continue reading

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A Chicken and a Snake

Chickens are like ground vultures. They will scarf most any corpse they encounter, even a snake. A chicken has found a dead snake and the race is on to find a quiet spot where she can feast on it without … Continue reading

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The Cows I Love

Biking to the post office this afternoon I saw that the cows I love were back in the main pasture. After disappearing early this year, I learned that the farmer has cancer and that the cows were at his brother’s … Continue reading

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Butterball Mothers

Mother hens fluff their feathers when they sense danger. They can appear to be twice their normal size. When they fan out their tail feathers, they look like turkeys. This behavior begins before the chicks are hatched. A sure sign … Continue reading

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Fetching Lunch

Eggs laid within the hour, sweet tomatoes, fresh chard, all the makings for a summer lunch. On the way back inside, I spot what I thought was some paper by an apple tree, and it turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Morning Flowers

Early morning is the time to make my rounds through the fields, checking on how things are growing. The many flowers make it a wonderful time. Potato flowers tend to close at night. They pop open at first light. Every … Continue reading

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