Protecting Eggs from Predatory Birds

We started our duck and quail egg program three years ago. Naively. Happy birds, lots of pasture, eat, be healthy, be free. Kind of. For our quail we did create a natural pasture habitat, we knew they would either fly away or be eaten within days without protection, they are pretty much the bottom of…

A Snowy Thankful Day!

From all of us to all of you, thank you. Thank you for caring enough about your animals, your relationship with them, yourself, and the earth around you to want to continue to read my words. As always, Nancy

Feeding the farm that feeds our family that feeds our farm

 I am putting this information in table form, as it is easier to understand, and also a reminder to me of everything that is happening. Our farm is biodynamic, meaning that one living organism feeds another, and works together to create sustainable and optimal health. We do not use any chemicals, we feed organic and…

Pasture Politics

I am not sure what it is, the cold snap we just had, the shorter days, the full moon, sexual maturity, or life, but I have a lot of opinions out in the pasture right now! I might even have a lot of opinions in my house right now, but alas, this is about my…

A Taste of Winter

On October 8th it was 65 degrees and I was picking the last of our apples, amending the soil in my garden beds, and preparing our animals for a coming storm. It dropped to 25 degrees in a matter of two hours, and then the snow came. I love winter so it wasn’t a bad…

Processing Our Quail

Years ago, I believe 2009 or so, I read a book TIME TO EAT THE DOG? This book had a focus on sustainable living and how to lower your carbon footprint, or in this case, pawprint. The authors surmised that dogs have as large if not larger carbon print than an SUV. They stated that…

Welcome our Quail!

Chores, exercise, sunrises, sunsets, quiet, busy, animals, a production garden, dirt, lots of dirt, and everything else in between. It for sure is not everyone’s cup of tea, but we love farming. One of my wishes for our farm was to see if we could not only grow our own food, but supply food to…

The Covey Castle!

We are adding quail to our Urban Farm, so we needed a new structure for their arrival. I wanted another type of bird on our property that would be both for meat and egg use, for our dogs raw feeding and for us. While researching meat chickens, turkey, goose, and other types of ducks, quail…