The Girl Scouts came out and we had a great time playing on the farm. The girls toured everything from the compost to the beehives to the milkstall.The girls tried hand milking and held baby goats. They enjoyed spending time in the field brushing them and playing. They asked many questions and had a greatContinue reading “Girl Scouts Name Clover”
Golden Eagle Charter School came out a couple times this year offering grades K-5th an opportunity to learn how family scale food production is done. They learned how all the animals have their jobs on the farm: Goats – Landscapes, weed eradicators, providers of meat and milk and lots of fun Chickens – Compost turners,Continue reading “Golden Eagle Charter School Visits”
Sherry Ackerman offered a basic edible and herb walk on the land and in the pasture. Big takeaway fo me…More edibles per square inch grow on less naturally healthy and disturbed land rather than in nature. Those weeds we can’t seem to get rid of in the garden are often edible treats or even gourmetContinue reading “Herb Walk on the Land”
The 2016 birthing season has delivered us 15 kids so far. Our basket is full of new life!
Daisy, the lead goat, was first to deliver on Saturday afternoon of February 20 and adds 1 doeling and 1 buckling to the herd. Congratulations Daisy! Then Sunday, February 28 Coral delivered 3 uniquely colored little buckings. The came out small, medium and large in that order and sizing. Congratulations Coral! Next up: Valentine as soonContinue reading “February brings 1st Births of 2016”
Happy Birthday Melba! Click here to see Melba last year with her brother in First Kids of 2015 post
The chickens can be so hard to see roosting in the snow, especially in the photos and on the internet. I blurred everything except the spot on the tree where the chickens are roosting. This is the same photo used for seek and find.
Some of our hens are free spirits and refuse to sleep in the coup. They prefer a chicken’s natural roost, small limbed trees (too small for predators to climb). This makes for fun times and not only eggs to hunt for but hens also. In the picture above 4 hens roost, hidden after an evening snow. CanContinue reading “Holiday Seek and Find”
David Asher, author of new book, “The Art of Natural Cheesemaking” is coming back to Mt. Shasta to teach two classes. Kid Creek Pastures and Maagic Mountain Farm are co-hosting this event and herdshare members have first priority for limited seating on the farmstead in Kid Creek Pastures’ kitchen. Sign up by Dec. 10 for bestContinue reading “Kefir & Cheesemaker is coming back!!!”
Todd is finishing up the mini high tunnel greenhouse he built right over the tomatoes and basil. It is our first attempt at extended/winter gardening and we are excited to learn. The space is so beautiful, I look forward to having a solarium in the winter, the extended growing season just feels like a bonus. IfContinue reading “Winter Greens?”