Chicken Showdown

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

-Walt Disney

Greetings and salutations! What a wonderful week of cooler temperatures and some much needed rain. I think Autumn is really, truly, FINALLY here. I hope everyone is adjusting well to the changing of the seasons!

Last weekend, with the help of some lovely friends, we wrangled 110 new hens and brought them to Street Fare Farm! It was a lot of fun (as well as a good workout) chasing the chickens around, and we even utilized a trout net to help us gather the less-than-cooperative ladies. After the wrangling and getting the chooks snug and cozy in their new coop, we walked around the property and then sat down for a wonderful dinner with some good new friends. All in all, I’d call it a success!

After keeping the new girls locked up in their coop for 24 hours (in order to get them accustomed to their new home) we unleashed the flock, and watched them introduce themselves to our girls that have been with us since the beginning. Although some of the introductions were less than cordial, and some of the girls not so ladylike, everyone now seems content, and now we’re just waiting on the new girls to start laying some of them tasty eggs!

Out in the fields, the name of the game is TRANSPLANTING! We’ve been putting tons of plants in the ground, and we still have tons to go! That said, if any of you are looking for something to do this weekend, and wanted to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather that’s being forecasted and play in the dirt a bit, you are more than welcome, in fact, you are encouraged to come out and help us get some more of these babies in the ground! Give me a call at (703)964-6788 if you are interested, or shoot me an e-mail at ben@streetfarefarm.com, and we’ll get you set up. I’ll make it worth your while, with some farm-fresh goodies to take home with you!

I do hope you’ll come out to see Matt and I at our respective markets tomorrow, the NoDa Farmer’s Market and the Winecoff Market, both from 8am til noon. For the pleasure of your taste-buds, we’ll have mizuna, spicy mustard mix, kale, radishes, green beans, peppers, okra, and maybe a few pumpkins! I look forward to seeing you there!

I wish you a fantastic weekend and an even better week to come. Remember, call me to come out to the farm! We’d love to have you. Be well!

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One thought on “Chicken Showdown

  1. John Robbins says:

    Hah is this the lovely ladies or the chix…? “After keeping the new girls locked up in their coop for 24 hours (in order to get them accustomed to their new home)…..” they ARE cute!!

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