https://www.apriorifarm.com Heritage Poultry & Heirloom Produce Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:27:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Summer 2016 https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/09/01/summer-2016/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/09/01/summer-2016/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 05:27:24 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3454 To make a long story short, summer 2016 was pretty darn awful.  But if you want the details May was cold and dark and dreary.  Strong with the dark side.  Nothing much grew.  Silly me.  I didn’t plant sea weed. … Continue reading

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5.8.2016 Screech . . . Thud. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/05/08/5-8-2016-screech-thud-buzz-buzz-buzz/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/05/08/5-8-2016-screech-thud-buzz-buzz-buzz/#respond Sun, 08 May 2016 23:54:11 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3445 Late last night, after the baby’s 18th birthday party dishes were done, the guests had gone home and most of the family had gone to bed, I went out to the porch to unwind for a few minutes.  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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5.3.2016 Birds, Bees and a Horse’s Butt https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/05/04/5-3-2016-birds-bees-horses-butt/ Thu, 05 May 2016 03:06:10 +0000 http://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3376 Lately, Tuesdays have been the Thursdays of my life. Last Tuesday, we had the vet out to give one of the horses a once over. Sadie has been coughing for months, and we’ve tried many things to alter her stall … Continue reading

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So What Happened to April? https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/05/04/so-what-happened-to-april/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/05/04/so-what-happened-to-april/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 02:45:15 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3437 I knew I hadn’t blogged in a while.  But a month and a half?  How did that happen? Well, I’ll tell you how.  In mid-March, I started the Whole-30 diet.  30 days, no sugar, no dairy, no grains, no legumes. … Continue reading

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3.20.2016 Miracles https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-20-2016-miracles/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-20-2016-miracles/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 01:48:37 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3433 A breath of winter is blowing over my newly greened pastures.  Forecasts have been flirting with the idea of freezing temperatures and frozen precipitation.  The last winter storm of 2016.  It’s enough of a worry that I held back planting … Continue reading

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3.13.2016 Farmer’s Day Out https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-13-2016/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-13-2016/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 01:07:50 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3431 On Tuesday of this week, I had a girl’s day out.  I met my fellow farmers at Heaven’s Edge Farm and we spent the morning processing extra roosters.  Butchering chickens is not a frequent thing in my life for a … Continue reading

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3.7.2016 Winter Losses https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-7-2016-winter-losses/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/3-7-2016-winter-losses/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:43:34 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3429 On March 3rd, winter snuck back in when it wasn’t really expected.  Forecast low that night was 29.  It went down to 20.  That hive I was worried about last week just couldn’t take it.  I found them all frozen … Continue reading

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2.29.2016 Narrow Escapes https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/2-29-2016/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/03/20/2-29-2016/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:36:55 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3427 So if winter is over, it must be spring, right?  You know the old saying, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  Well, on my farm, March comes in like a lion and so does … Continue reading

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2.20.2016 The Spell is Broken https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/02/21/2-20-2016-the-spell-is-broken/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/02/21/2-20-2016-the-spell-is-broken/#respond Sun, 21 Feb 2016 06:21:45 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3424 After a frigid week, winter threw another tantrum. Monday brought snow, sleet and freezing rain. Not exactly duck weather. I didn’t even bother letting ducks and chickens out. I put blankets on Ophelia and Sadie before turning them out. Cookie … Continue reading

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2.13.2015 Just Cold https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/02/13/2-13-2015-just-cold/ https://www.apriorifarm.com/blog/2016/02/13/2-13-2015-just-cold/#respond Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:56:01 +0000 https://www.apriorifarm.com/?p=3413 It’s cold. Really cold. We cancelled market today because temperatures never got above freezing and the winds were howling. Customers don’t come out in weather like that. To stand out in that kind of weather is just painful. Instead, we … Continue reading

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