Eggs from real hens and a real farm come in all shapes and sizes.
This winter has been one of the longest, hardest ones many people have ever known. While it’s cute to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and a book an watch the snow, the cold and miserable days winter brings get old really fast.
So I am always on the lookout for signs of spring and my best indicator is when my hens start laying again. And guess what everyone….
Charity and nonprofits are a quintessential part of today’s society and it’s a social norm to donate time and money to philanthropy. Many organizations are for show, but others do some really great work. One of my favorite charities is the Heifer International Charity, as it allows people to donate animals to needy families all over the world. It’s like the saying “give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life”. I fully believe in self-empowerment, but sometimes we all need a little boost on our way to making our lives and the world a better place.
One of my CAS projects for IB was to start a school garden (✔️) and to sell handmade recycled burlap coasters to raise money to donate animals through this organization. I decided on purchasing a baby flock of chicks, because I hope that some little girl in a country I’ve never been to can receive them and that they can transform her life just as my first flock did mine.
With valentine’s coming up, and really any celebration, you can donate animals in someone’s name so this also makes a great gift. Next time you are wondering which organization to support, add Heifer International to your list, and you will be giving a family an opportunity to change their life.
A perk of having a high tunnel is that you can eat fresh produce even when there is an arctic blast!!
Here is a delicious recipe that I was inspired to make earlier:
beet greens with almonds
1 bunch of beet greens cut into strips
3 Tbsp of oil or bacon drippings
1/4 cup almonds
salt and pepper to taste
Warm the oil in a pan and add the beat greens. Cover and let steam for about 4 minutes, until they are soft but still retain their crunch and are vibrant. Add the almonds and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday bundled up inside drinking hot cocoa!!
As I wrote about before, Jean West Medical Digest filmed a segment on our farm in which I explained the process of raising poultry and why choosing organic products is the healthiest way to live. That segment will air again tonight on WAVE-3 (NBC) so I hope you tune in to watch! If you do, I would love to hear your thoughts on organic farming and organic lifestyle.
In an effort to grow the presence of the farm, we have started using social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram. For daily farm photos and tidbits about what’s going on please follow us
@freedomrunfarm on Instagram
and search Freedom Run Farm and like us on Facebook!! Don’t forget to share and talk about FRF with your friends!
Your support is much appreciated an much needed as we could not be successful without you!
This winter has been a very cold and wet one. While you may complain (because who doesn’t want summer?) it is important that winter acts as winter should. If it doesn’t do its job, then the bug problems and tick infestations will be horrendous come summer (no one wants that) and the water reserves will dry up leading to brown grass an parched earth. So actually this winter is just what we need.
Anyways, the chickens find it amusing too… Below are some photos of them frolicking about.