Comments Off on Good morning, Dothan! Poplar Head Farmer’s Market is open! Come try our yummy zypher squash and baby zucchinis. We also have our pasture raised whole chickens and eggs. Open 8 to noon, Dothan Civic Center parking lot. See you soon!
Comments Off on Today was the introduction of the new layers to the older girls. They’re getting along great! (Thankfully, the older girls haven’t realized some of them will get … “retired” as soon as the new girls start laying )
Comments Off on 50 new layer hens came out of the brooder today and into their new home for the next several months until they start laying. Meanwhile, the current layers out in the field are eyeing them suspiciously……
Comments Off on What’s happening down on the farm with this virus threatening, gatherings canceled and physical set-up farmer’s markets in limbo? We are all unclear on what the future holds. So the question arises, do I continue with “the Plan” for planting, scale back or ramp up? For today I am continuing “the Plan”. That means squash and cucumber seeds went in the ground this week. The 2nd round of potatoes (both fingerling and new potatoes) will be planted today. There are transplants in the greenhouse. Tomatoes and fish peppers are ready to get planted. Eggplants and more peppers in a couple of weeks along with several new to me Asian greens that are quick growing and sound delicious. Some Asian greens are already growing in the aquaponics beds, should be ready in a few weeks. Squash should start making in 45 days (give or take). Cukes take a couple weeks longer. Greens should come in sooner (I think). Other things currently growing in the ground but not ready for harvest are leeks, garlic, onions, radishes and sugar snap peas. Also part of “the Plan”, 100 fluffy baby chicks were delivered this week. 50 are meat birds. 50 are layers. The cycle continues. I’m doing what I can to hurry spring production and get some kinds of quick growing green things available as soon as possible. We still have plenty of fresh eggs and frozen whole chickens available, along with watermelon radishes (Cube and roast in the oven – yum!) You can order online at marketatdothan.com for delivery to Dothan, Daleville/Ft. Rucker and Enterprise. Other options may be available, call or text me. In the mean time, remember Who is ultimately in control. Take care of each other and be safe.
Comments Off on The ladies are getting a nice snack from the garden 2 clean up. They like it all, but love turnips the best. Feeding them the garden excess/waste helps keep them healthy, gives them better testing eggs and helps in reducing our supplemental feed costs.