Sourcing your food locally is a fantastic way to ensure your food is fresh and high-quality. It’s also the main way to support hard-working farmers! However, buying local isn’t as easy as a one-stop shopping trip to Wal-Mart or Kroger. It takes a little research and dedication. The work pays off, though, and soon you’llContinue reading “How to Find Local Food”
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10 Fun Facts about Your Farmers
I thought I would give you a peek into who exactly your chicken farmers are! Here are 5 fun facts about Judah and 5 about me (Ariel). Judah works at the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky! He does construction and site work. He and his crew built most of the outbuildings, shelter houses, and theContinue reading “10 Fun Facts about Your Farmers”
How do You Want to Connect with Us?
Hello friends! This year we will be raising pastured chicken to sell at the Boone County Farmer’s Market and will also be taking orders from people who we meet but who don’t come to the market. Lord willing, our first batch of chicken will be ready for market/pickup on May 11, 2019. Feel free toContinue reading “How do You Want to Connect with Us?”
We Won’t be Farming This Year, and Here’s Why
We have some news about our farm! I made a short video to bring y’all up to speed on what will be happening in the next year. Thank you so much for your support, friends, and we are excited to be back at it in 2019! If you want to stay connected to what’s happening,Continue reading “We Won’t be Farming This Year, and Here’s Why”
What does “Pastured” Mean?
You’ve seen it all: grass-fed, cage-free, free-range, grass-finished, grain-finished, pastured, organic… do these all have different meanings? Which one is the best? We raise pastured chicken and we want you to understand what that means so you know just how good the meat on your plate is! Pastured meat is when the animal was raised onContinue reading “What does “Pastured” Mean?”
Building Hoop Coops
After using a Salatin-style chicken shelter last year and having problems with low ventilation, we decided to use a different model and utilize cattle panels and tarps for the roof. We built three shelters – two 8 ft. x 10 ft. and one 12 ft. x 10 ft, and both about 5 ft. 6 in.Continue reading “Building Hoop Coops”
Dry. 90-95ºF. Not drafty. Well-ventilated. Easily accessible for humans. Totally predator-proof. These are words that get tossed around a lot when talking about chick brooders, and there’s a reason! Chicks are fragile and if even one of these areas is lacking, you will know because some of your chicks will be quiet, lethargic, and, possibly,Continue reading “The Brooder”
This is Just the Beginning – Chicks
They have arrived! 204 tiny fluffballs came in the mail on April 13th. These are cornish cross chicks, which is a meat breed. I counted them and dipped each little beak in sugar water (this gets them started on the right foot by helping to hydrate and energize them until they find the food andContinue reading “This is Just the Beginning – Chicks”