Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm
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Farm Happenings at Hawkins Family Farm

Cute pigs and FRIDAY delivery!

Posted on June 29th, 2019
It's a busy day on the farm! (Aren't they all?) The butcher crew is wrapping up the processing of this week's batch of chickens and I'm running around the garden moving irrigation to keep the plants watered now that the hot weather has arrived. So, no lengthy update this week. Just a cute photo of some... read more »

Rolling the Rye

Posted on June 22nd, 2019
Though the calendar tells us summer has officially arrived, on the farm we’re already thinking about autumn and winter as we make preparations for late season crops. This week I prepared our winter squash patch by terminating a standing crop of cereal rye with a tool called a roller crimper. This... read more »

Chicken!

Posted on June 15th, 2019
About a month ago we ran out of our stock of frozen chicken, so we have been patiently waiting for our first batch of broilers to grow to butcher weight. Our Freedom Ranger broilers arrive on the farm in the mail as two-day old chicks. They spend three or four weeks in a brooder and then move out to... read more »

Garlic Scapes

Posted on June 8th, 2019
Garlic scapes are one of the pleasures of June on the farm and, over the past few weeks, conversation among the farm crew has often turned to anticipation of their arrival, speculation as to when that might be, and plans for how to eat them. The scape is a tender shoot that grows from the top of each... read more »