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Angie McEwen
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Birds & The Bees / Hens & Hives / Chickens And Honey Bees
Last week we tackled some much needed bee hive maintenance.  Our hives have always sat back behind the house under some spindly trees.  If you know anything about hives, shade and bee hives aren't a good mix, so we began the task of moving them.  If your wo...
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Fall Mushroom Season - Edible Mushrooms Of Illinois
As the poultry season begins to slow down a little, Larry and I find time to sneak off and do something that we love, forage for fungi.  There is nothing more relaxing than getting into the woods and just start walking.  Yesterday morning, I headed out on t...
Fall Mushroom Season - Edible Mushrooms Of Illinois
Fall Mushroom Season - Edible Mushrooms Of Illinois
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Worming, Ear Tags & Vaccinations - Gotland Lambs
Last week we began the process of vaccinations, worming and ear tags for our little lambs.  We have five Gotland lambs so it wasn't a huge job but it was a learning experience for all of us.  We began the process by fencing off a corner of the paddock with ...
Worming, Ear Tags & Vaccinations - Gotland Lambs
Worming, Ear Tags & Vaccinations - Gotland Lambs
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Coronation Sussex - The Poultry For Royalty
What better way to commemorate the royal wedding than to offer a 30% off sale on the chicken created for royalty so many years ago?  The beautiful Coronation Sussex was created to honor the Coronation of King George.  I like poultry with a history and I thi...
Coronation Sussex - The Poultry For Royalty
Coronation Sussex - The Poultry For Royalty
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Hive Maintenance - Spring Hive Inspection
I always try and do a quick hive inspection in February just to check and see if all the hives have survived the winter.  To my great disappointment this February I discovered that we had lost two hives over the winter months.  We had a very harsh winter th...
Hive Maintenance - Spring Hive Inspection
Hive Maintenance - Spring Hive Inspection
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Southern Illinois Water Emergency - Rend Lake Water Crisis
Photo credit, Chris Kays for the Southern A breach in a 36 inch water pipe yesterday evening has shut down water to several cities and towns across Southern IL.  Residents have been asked to conserve water.  Many business, restaurants, hair salons and schoo...
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Boost A Chick Hydrating Gel - Poultry Shipping Gel
Out of complete desperation two years ago I began the process of creating a hydrating gel for shipping our poultry.  We had used a gel that's been on the market for several years now but it just wasn't performing as we needed and we were experiencing high m...
Boost A Chick Hydrating Gel - Poultry Shipping Gel
Boost A Chick Hydrating Gel - Poultry Shipping Gel
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Down On The Farm Photos - Spring On The Farm
I have some sweet Jubilee pullets available for shipment now.  Isn't she cute!!! Spring has sprung! If your interested in purchasing Gotland lambs drop me an email.  I will have a couple of ram lambs and maybe one little ewe lamb for sale soon. larry_angie@...
Down On The Farm Photos - Spring On The Farm
Down On The Farm Photos - Spring On The Farm
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Shearing Day - Gotland Sheep Shearing
We finally found a sheep shearer in IL, Hallelujah!!  He got us on the calendar for shearing on April 4th.  I thought that sounded like a great day since I didn't expect lambing until a little later in April.  As we rushed around trying to get everything re...
Shearing Day - Gotland Sheep Shearing
Shearing Day - Gotland Sheep Shearing
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All Natural Rodent Repellent - Rid Your Farm Of Mice
Larry and I have lived on this farm for 23 years and I must say a lot has changed over those years.  For the past 12 years we've operated a poultry breeding farm and hatchery right here in rural Illinois.  If you had asked me 23 years ago what we would do o...
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