Adding a pinch (5g) of fairly pricey Rushmore (a beautifully deep-red oakleaf) to a batch of salad mix. This is the basic all-lettuce summer blend: seven varieties, selected mainly for color (greens to reds), texture (flat to frilly), and to some degree, seed cost (the price … [Read more...] about Making salad mix
Booked a chicken processing date today: slaughterhouse day is July 29. They've been looking good all along, but suddenly, the White Rocks are seeming especially mighty tasty. I keep remembering one of them hurrying by with a long worm trailing from his beak, then quickly slurping … [Read more...] about Weighing chickens
A week after arrival, the 25 Shaver Red Sex Link ready-to-lay layers are starting to lay. That's good. We're up to 7-8 eggs a day, and most are just shy of Small (on the official egg scale), but the numbers are improving daily. Much watching and counting...you can easily get … [Read more...] about Farm eggs with hot sausage
Five hours and done! This year's main seed order was a first: finished in one session! Usually, it takes two. My head was starting to spin a little, but I felt COMPELLED by the late date to keep going (although I don't think I've ever been much earlier, I always just plan to be). … [Read more...] about Main order done!
Every few days, at two dozen a day, along comes one very big egg. It's hard to see with the chipped paint on the old egg scale, but these big guys take it right off the chart. Beyond measurement by this technology. Poor girls (I think, or maybe not). They're too big to fit into … [Read more...] about Big egg