Life and thoughts from a small-scale organic farm . . . and its farmers

This is a blog that explores ideas around the growing of food and community at Glen Valley Organic Farm.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chicken days

Our small flock of birds moved to a new area two weeks ago. They have a lot of green grass and fat juicy worms to feast on. Within days of moving them, the yolks in their eggs became deep orange. The previous chicken run was disked and then reseeded. The chickens will return to that run later in the summer.

We are lucky to have In Season Farms in the Fraser Valley. They are willing to deliver feed to small farms like us. This is the auger sending feed down to one of our feed barrels this morning. Shortly after the photo was taken, the truck got stuck trying to leave the farm. I didn't take photos of the tractor pulling out the feed truck. I don't think anyone would have appreciated the visual record.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I love love love rain, but it doesn't always make life easy ...

    And I love love love the dark yellow of the eggs at Glen Valley. I'm going to have to start getting those eggs again soon ... mmmmmmmmmm ...