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Summertime, and we’re still having newborns!

Yep, when most everyone else is done having babies around here, we’re still kidding, and one of our hens and our duck are setting with one chick hatched so far.

A while ago, our chickens discovered one of our secrets… their fence had rotted out at the base. If they wiggled a bit, they could go walk about. First there were a couple, then a few, and finally more than half the flock.

While it was fun to watch them interact with the birds in our front yard, go over to the sheep, cow, and goat pens, Mom soon became irritated as they kept “helping her” with the landscaping. Unfortunately, their favorite work was usually done where she had recently raked… kicking all that soil back onto the walkway.

So, Cindy went to work fixing the fence. Because the chickens were mostly smart enough to returnĀ  to the coop atĀ  night,

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Mom’s Hen House, her dream come true

Ever since Mom was a little girl ( a very long time ago) she has wanted a “hen house”, so she could have the freshest possible eggs. She loves to watch the chickens, too… but it’s the thrill of totally fresh eggs that lights her up.

Before she joined Cindy (her daughter), and even later, she would drive a hundred miles or so to “Amish Country” in Ohio just to buy “Farm Fresh Brown Eggs”. Never mind she would buy several dozen at a time, only to dole them out very carefully. After all, it would be a while before making the trip again.

When everyone moved to Utah in 2005, and suddenly had plenty of land, her first request was for a “hen house”, where she could gather her own “Farm Fresh Brown Eggs”. It took about 18 months, and sheep came before lambs,

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Garden season over, winter’s coming

As our 2012 garden season has come to a close, it’s now time to concentrate on getting ready for winter. Around here, winter can arrive in a heartbeat.

Our hay for the yearThe hay is all in place, over $7000 for the the 7 blocks this year. At that price, we bit the bullet and invested in a professional hay tarp. We had the hay all put into one place this year, since we have the tractor to move bales. We’re also installing gates at each access road.

So far, we’ve pretty much dismantled the gardens, except for some parsnips, beets, turnips, cauliflower and cabbage. We had a hard freeze on the 5th, and that pretty much took care of the garden.

We’re adding a “storage container” to our little farm. That will allow us to properly store our garden and farm tools someplace other than in “Mom’s garage”.

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Rain or shine, we’re at the Cedar City Farmer’s Market

That’s right… we’re really fair weather farmers. After all, we live on a desert, and the sun nearly always shines. Except for today… it’s raining on the Cedar City Farmer’s Market, but thanks to our canopy we will be there.

We’re bringing some new stuff… eggplant, potatoes, spearmint, leeks, rosemary.

Of course we’ll have Swiss Chard, turnips, beets, crookneck squash, onions (yellow, scallions, red), and great big bunches of Sweet Basil.

Are you ready to make some pesto? We’ve got you covered with extra large bunches of basil.

We’ll also have a limited supply of Mom’s Hen House Fresh Brown Eggs.

See you there!

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Meet and Greet Four Country Gals

For the first time this year, all Four Country Gals will be at the Downtown Cedar City Farmer’s Market. Meet us and get pictures at 5 pm.

The market opens at 4 pm behind the Pastry Pub. Cindy and Shari will kick things off today with Pat and Bev coming in later.

We’re bringing plenty of fresh veggies this week. Get in line as things go pretty fast. Oh and we also have several dozen eggs.

See you there!

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  • Goats helping photographer
    Hey, we'd love to help you take your pictures.
  • Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014
    Coco's little calf born July 30, 2014.
  • Cindy feeding Chaffhaye
  • working in the kitchen
    Bev recording milk weights, Shari stirring the Cajeta
  • The first two little doelings.
    The first two little doelings.
  • Mom with Thor
    Mom is cuddling our new buckling, Thor.
  • cargo trailer
    Our Farmer's Market cargo trailer.
  • Hand digging trench
    Shari pitches in and digs up broken water line.

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