Monthly Archives: September 2010

The point of a chicken tractor

On the previous post you’ll find pictures of the new chicken tractor I’ve been building. It just occured to me that I might need to add WHY I’m building it and WHAT in the world a chicken tractor is supposed … Continue reading

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Chicken tractor progress

The new chicken tractor is almost done! The frame is pvc, which makes it lightweight, and painted for UV resistance. It’s enclosed with a few types of netting, chicken wire, and fencing wire found around the farm (including some chicken … Continue reading

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A pair of rabbits now call the farm home, thanks to a neighbor and her friends who donated the bunnies to us. Here they are in the carrying crate. I’ll post pictures soon of their temporary home and the permanent … Continue reading

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Farm Friends

Here is a picture of Kongseng Dengmanara, one of our wonderful friends of the farm. She is a talented gardener, and knows all about vegetables and ornamental plants from all over the world, especially from her home country of Laos. … Continue reading

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Keo and Andrew helped with dry bean harvest last Friday. Here they are pulling the pods off the plants. The week before, Keo and Andrew came with a larger group of people and everyone worked together on the beans, ¬†all … Continue reading

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Goats take on the South Garden

Goats, obviously, are expert eaters. Chomp chomp chomp, they can work through a weedy area in no time. Here they are cleaning up a section of the south garden. This area was summer vegetables, then a quick cover crop of … Continue reading

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Chicks up close

In my previous post about chicks, I introduced my new chicks: brown leghorn, australorp, auracana/ameraucana/americana/easter egg’er, and the one mystery chick. At just 1.5 weeks old, they have been growing by leaps and bounds — they’ve started jumping up on … Continue reading

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Hopi Blue and Purple Corn for cornmeal

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No till experiment # 1

Gardening always involves experimentation. Lack of perfection in a garden might be exasperating for some, but it can also be freeing. There is plenty of room for experiments and learning! One experiment of this season on the Uplift Farm is … Continue reading

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Introducing: rare chick

To the endless amusement of some, each order of chicks from McMurray Hatchery in Iowa comes with one rare or exotic chick! McMurray is an excellent provider of chicks for small and large farmers, homesteaders, and backyard chicken raisers alike. … Continue reading

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