Member James writes about his own blog:
Thanks for hosting my students yesterday and talking with them about the work and thought involved in the farm. As you can tell, this was a very engaged group, some of them with more than the usual amount of experience with these issues.
James wrote up the visit at http://bsc-geography.blogspot.com/2012/07/back-to-fields.html.
Be sure to click the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhayesboh/sets/72157630783276616/ to view more photos on Flickr.
Our neighboring farmer, Ken Roberts, has meat birds available for you to finish or ready for table… contact him to find out more…
Lynda packed up the show sheep, along with a dozen or so chickens, and headed to The Barnstable County Fair in East Famouth. The fair ran for 8 days beginning July 16th and during that time her sheep and chickens (oh, and Connie’s chickens, too!) won top prizes in various categories. Lynda’s Hampshire yearling Zoe won best Hampshire ewe while her ram JFK won best ram. The contest was then on to see who would win best Hampshire and ultimatly Zoe came out on top.
As for the chickens, one of Lynda’s won the Champion prize for Egg Production while one of Connie’s won Champion for Best Large Fowl. The only other Champion ribbon was for Bantams but Colchester doesn’t raise them or else it would have been a sweep!
Congratulations to both Lynda and Connie for their efforts in bringing home so many ribbons and trophies. Here are some photos of the sheep, chickens, Lynda, and of course the bounty of ribbons in all colors but mostly… BLUE!
We call our eggs FARM FRESH . Our hens receive standard feed that is free from hormones and antibiotics or medications; but it is not “organic” feed.
We wish we could free range our hens but there are too many predators on the ground as well as in the sky (hawks) for this to be practical in our location.
All year long our hens go in and outside at will but in the spring, summer and fall they roam in their enclosure so they get their fill of digging and pecking for worms and other crawly things. During our growing and CSA season they receive loads of weeds pulled from our gardens as well as goodies brought from our members kitchens and gardens.