Posts Tagged ‘eggs’

October Newsletter

Farm Store Open Saturday, October 7th, 12-4pm  This Saturday come say hello and do some shopping! This month’s special is 20% off egg purchases of 5dz or more! Read all about our delicious, healthy eggs below. In the farm store we’ll be fully stocked with all of our amazing offerings: soaps and bath products, pork, rabbit meat, chicken and duck eggs, […]

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Visit Us During the Loudoun Farm Tour This Weekend May 20-21, 10am-4pm We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning visitors during the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour May 20-21 from 10am-4pm. The farm store will be stocked as always with rabbit meat, pork, eggs from our free range chickens and ducks, organic bath and […]

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Let us bring our farm fresh goodies to you! We now offer delivery to the towns of Leesburg, Purcellville, and Round Hill! Leesburg delivery is every other Tuesday evening. Purcellville and Round Hill delivery is every Friday morning. There is a $20 minimum for delivery, and no additional delivery charge. We can bring you any […]

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It’s spring! In typical springtime fashion, temperatures are about freezing this morning, but we should have a high of 64 today. As the weather warms up, our outdoor chore list is exploding. We have so many exciting things to do, and finally the weather is nice enough to do them! Here are the adventures from […]

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Farm Store Open This Saturday 12-4pm This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, which means the farm store will be open! Come by to get some of our delicious pork! We also have duck eggs on sale, 10% off this Saturday only. Piglet Update: They’re Eating Solids The piglets are a month old […]

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We’ve been trying some new setups for laying hens this year, and creating a new hen house meant making new nesting boxes. I used the opportunity to make improvements on prior designs, and here’s a summary of what resulted. Key Characteristics: 4ft long 4ft high 2 levels 15″ deep Roll-out style (tilted floor, covered egg […]

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We all have situations where we need to keep things cold. For some of you, that includes transporting home your farm fresh herdshare milk! For that situation and many others, I highly recommend flexible ice sheets. Here are some that are a great value. We bought these about a year and half ago, and they’re […]

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It’s been so busy recently, I haven’t had the time to post about all the amazing things we’re doing! The posts will come, I promise. Still, I wanted to spend a few minutes sharing some homestead things I love right now. Roll Out Nesting Boxes If I could go back in time, I would have […]

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With so many animals and only two farmers, we are constantly looking for ways to be more efficient with our farm tasks. Efficiencies in daily tasks such as feeding and watering pay huge dividends. A customer recently shared a poultry feeder design that we’ve implemented with great success! Here are a couple links (Link 1, […]

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August Special For the month of August we are offering a FREE kombucha SCOBY or milk kefir grains with any purchase! We love making and drinking kombucha and kefir, enjoying the nutritive qualities of each. Here are our instructions for brewing kombucha andkefir. Contact Us to setup a time to come by and shop. Current […]

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While we have all these lofty reasons for having a homestead, at the end of the day what keeps us going is that we get to eat amazing food. We produce some pretty delicious stuff! This quiche is one of our favorites in the spring and summer as it’s quick and easy, which is exactly what […]

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We have a lot lined up for the Loudoun Farm Tour this weekend! Our ducks will be out front to welcome you upon arrival. Ducklings will be showing off their antics in a pen. Then we have goat kids and piglets that are ready to be fed and petted. For the daring, the adult pigs and […]

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Here’s the latest (and final) installment in our Weathering the Winter series! Today we’re talking about how to winterize chickens. Here you can see our chicken yard in all its winter glory. Chicken wire on the sides and top of the enclosure provide predator protection. The chicken wire on the top provides protection from hawks, […]

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We are proud to be participating in Farm To Fork Loudoun 2015! There are 8 restaurants we have partnered with to serve our amazing, beyond organic, farm products. We have completely SOLD OUT of all of our meats and eggs for this event! That means you are going to find a lot of delicious pekin […]

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We had a visitor in our front yard chicken/duck coop this morning.  The ducks and chickens were making a big ruckus outside the coop so we knew something was amiss. We ran over and found this “little” visitor… A large (over 5′ long) black snake was caught choking down one of our chicken eggs!  

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We were recently featured in an international news piece about the avian flu that has been going on in parts of the US. Seeing the contrast in the factory farming operations in parts of this news segment with how we operate is a good reminder for us as to why we do all this work […]

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Oh my goodness do we have some fun stuff going on at the homestead! All kinds of livestock fun has been going on, read about it below! Chicks! So Many Chicks! And Ducklings Too… Over the past few weeks we have had so many chicks! We’ve had laying hen chicks, meat chicken chicks, meat duck […]

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Raising Ducks 101

Here’s a quick post addressing some of the questions I get most frequently when we sell ducklings. Most questions apply to anyone who’s considering raising ducks, with some specific to the scenario of buying ducklings from us. For more information, I’d recommend checking out all our duck blog posts. Housing Ducklings Ducklings should be housed […]

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Spring is here! Well, it feels that way at least. As the days warm up and get longer, we are busy completing projects on the homestead. Unfortunately that means there’s been less time to record all the excitement here on the blog, and I missed posting an update last Friday. Sorry! Here’s an update on […]

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It’s been another busy week on the homestead. This morning we’ve been busy preparing for the pekin ducks that will arrive next week! Look forward to some delicious, healthy pastured duck meat to be available around the beginning of May. Love for Whispering Willow Lip Balm I recently tested the Whispering Willow Lip Balm we […]

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Spring is Coming! It may not feel like it now, but spring is fast approaching! I can see it in the days that are getting progressively longer. Today we worked outside until 6:30pm, and it seems that not so long ago it was dark by 5pm. While we look forward to warmer weather, I know […]

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Even though it’s winter, we’ve been very busy around the farm! Here’s a summary of just some of the activities from the past few weeks: New Dairy Goat! Hello, my name is Adrienne, and I have a livestock problem. If you’ve been with us for a while, you may have heard us say 2015 is […]

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Snowy Wednesday!

It’s another snowy January day here on the homestead! Most of the animals don’t like being in the snow, choosing to stay under cover. These chickens ventured out, probably to see if I had any treats for them! Unfortunately for them, there were no treats this time.

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For about a month now we’ve been experimenting with a fodder system for feed. It’s still in the experimentation phase, but I thought I’d share our results so far. After some research, we decided to play around with growing barley fodder. It could lower our feed costs, plus we really like the idea of having […]

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We’ve had hens laying for about 4 months now and wanted to share a chart of our egg production. Our expectations were certainly different than what the results ended up being. The variation in egg production from day to day was a surprise to us, as well as the relatively low numbers of eggs given […]

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