Charis Farm

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Market news for 3/1 and 3/8/14

Market news for 3/1 and 3/8/14


Posted By on Mar 2, 2014

I wasn’t at the market this week because Deedra was sick with pneumonia, and I needed to stay and help her with the children. My dad’s 60th birthday is coming up and my mom has planned a riverboat trip for our whole family on the 8th, so I won’t be at the market that day either. If you need eggs before then, feel free to call us and stop by to pick some up! We plan to be back on the 15th with plenty of eggs. Until...

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The yard work has begun.

The yard work has begun.


Posted By on Feb 28, 2014

We have had a rough yard since we built the house.  I built the house in the middle of a field and did not build it up any.  So it was kind of low to the ground.  We have had some water problems because I never took time to grade the yard.  I have made several attempts to work on it, but time is short around here most of the time.  I am currently getting our tractor repaired and not having it makes the job of leveling the yard much...

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We put some eggs in the incubator a few weeks ago.  I did not post about it though.  I was not sure if they were fertile or not.  We did not give Noisy Boy that much time to do his job.  However, it seems he worked quickly, we put in thirty eggs and had 13 hatch successfully.  We had some that piped through but did not break out for some reason or other and several that started but never finished growing.  The news one we have are...

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It was been pretty terrible at the market the last few times. It has been very cold at the start, and very windy, but this weekend was pretty nice. The runners were out and it was a nice day overall....

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Turkey Time

Turkey Time


Posted By on Feb 19, 2014

Our turkeys just laid their first eggs this week.  Turkeys do not lay eggs all year round like our lovely chickens.  They only lay eggs in the late winter and early spring.  That is one reason you can not buy turkey poults (baby turkeys) all year round, only in the spring.  This is also the reason for turkey hunting season.   It will begin soon when the toms are looking for hens to mate with and are calling them.  Anyways, I digress,...

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Brrr it’s cold outside!

Brrr it’s cold outside!


Posted By on Jan 7, 2014

It was nice to have some cooler weather for a change, but wow we had some really cold weather this week. We did our best to try to help all of the animals be as comfortable as they could be. We normally have the chicken tractors staggered in rows, but we lined them all up next to each other in order to help keep the wind out. Then Andy covered the exposed areas with a blanket. We moved the turkeys over to where they had a bigger...

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Reminder


Posted By on Jan 3, 2014

Even though the market is closed, we still have lots of eggs to sell. If anyone would like to buy some, feel free to call or come by. Several of our regular patrons have come by to relieve us of some of our surplus…thank you to those lovely ladies!  It was great for me to get to talk to several, since Andy is the one that normally does all of the selling. I keep trying to tell him that I could go and see, and that it would be...

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Well,  we have made it one more year.  The farm is slowly growing and moving along.  We have made some progress with our animals.  Our chickens are doing great.  They provided for us wonderfully this year.  We had plenty of eggs and always had what we needed.  Our layers that hatched on the farm this summer are doing great.  They are now laying eggs, which are kind of small (our mini’s), some of you might have tried a few. It...

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It was a wonderful year at the market.


Posted By on Dec 22, 2013

We had a great year at the farmers market this year and would like to thanks all of our friends and patrons.  We sold out of our eggs again yesterday and if you missed them you can always pick some up at the farm.  Just send us and email and we will be be glad to help.  We are looking forward to what the new year will bring.

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We decided that we really like the Narragansett turkeys, so we kept 4 of them to breed for next year. We have two toms and two hens. They have really been enjoying the wide open spaces. They have started flying out during the day and walking around the farm. That was fine at first, and then they started flying onto the children’s trampoline and making a mess. After that, they started walking up on the porch and roosting on the...

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