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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth Day on the Farm


We were fortunate enough to have seven Howard School classes come over and spend Earth Day with us. The students were supposed to complete worksheets while visiting us.. but who can do that when there are chickens, a pig, and lots of fun things to touch?!?! We mainly spent the day discussing what we do at Fresh Roots Farm and how to hold a chicken correctly. As you can see, the students became pros very quickly.

We talked about composting and why it makes soil healthy..

Olivia took a dip in her pool while we had guests over...

A special thanks has to go out to our wonderful volunteers, Madi and Ami, for helping us out yesterday and making Earth Day very special for the Howard School students.

We feel very fortunate that such a great school is right next door to us, and we look forward to many more visits in the future.

Eat Well,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

They're Back...

Hello All!

Well, it has only been a few short weeks since we planted our first seeds, and I must say, they have already grown up quite nicely. Here's what the garden currently looks like:

As you can see, we have new and colorful containers for all of our herbs. The tomatoes located in the green house are also doing very well.

I always love seeing the lettuce mix in the garden. It adds so much color.

Mark didn't know he was scheduled for a photo shoot.

We've also had two new visitors on the farm. Two lonely roosters have wandered over to pay a visit to my lovely hens. We've named them Hall and Oats. For now, they are keeping Olivia company..

Happy Earth Day,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's Official!

OH what a happy day... Our little Miss Butter Bean has laid her first egg...

She's our tiniest chicken and she makes the tiniest eggs.

Congrats Butter Bean...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Howard School Visits!

Happy Easter Everyone!

This past week we have had some wonderful visits from our neighbors at the Howard School. The classes helped us plant potatoes, clean the coop, and paint signs. They were a huge help to us!

The students were wonderful and we're looking forward to many more visits!