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Farm update - August 2013

Everything on the farm has been great, we've had odd patches of rain, we had Frank butchered and the freezers are full, the chickens are laying 6-7 eggs/day, so I have extra to sell, the garden is full of greens and root veges, I've been baking bread and making yoghurt.... our removal house has even moved onto our property and we can start work on it.

the chickens enjoying mealworms that I'm growing for them

a sample harvest basket
the crazy guineas have been free-ranging

the cattle enjoying their grain ration (and chickens ready to clean up spills)

Molly destroying a hay bale and look how dark Monty is getting

Here's Frank ready to go in the mobile cool-room
Last week I concluded my series of interviews on "getting started with chickens" with a giveaway of my favourite chicken book.  I drew a winner from the comments on that post, and the winner is: Deb K :)

Please contact me on eight.acres.liz at gmail dot com to arrange delivery.

One last thing, Shannon from Nourishing Days runs a Weekly Cultured Gathering.  I've been submitting posts and have been featured a few times.  If you ferment or culture anything and want to share a post, please come and join in by adding your link.  It would be great to have some other bloggers joining in.

How was your July?  What will August hold for you?

Comments

  1. Oh, thankyou Liz! I will email you... :D

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  2. Things look good on your farm! Laughed when I saw your comment about "crazy guineas", we have guineas for the first time this year and they just started free ranging they are indeed crazy!

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  3. wow tomatoes in winter!!! how exciting Mx

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  4. Hi Liz,
    I have received the book, and I have been reading it for the last few nights...it is a wonderful book, and it will be a great source of info for me to refer back to...thankyou once again :)

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