Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New shades

Mike's genetics experiment is paying off. Last spring he crossed an olive egger hen back to a black copper maran rooster to try to get a new dark olive color. The chicks he hatched in March have just started laying with these results. #backyardchickens #50shadesofshell

Monday, July 28, 2014

Buster's back

Guess who got their cast off today and is good as new according to the vet! #bustersback #mininubian


A fist-sized Desert King white fig, sweet as honey. #backyardorchard #freshfruit #farmjunkfood

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mini Nubians

We just updated our dairy goats page and it includes a video clip featuring our mini-nubian breed of goats. Check it out here.

Here is the video

Friday, July 25, 2014


This just in... Little Major has been sold! This handsome boy will be going to his new home in just a couple of weeks. #nigeriandwarf #kiddingseason #luckyboy


A nice ripe plum/apricot cross called a plumcot or pluot. #farmgenetics #backyardorchard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The rooster pen is filling up as last March's hatch comes of age. We will keep one or two, who will be the lucky winners? #blackcoppermaran #cockadoodledooo