Can’t say that staying home has been that bad, except not seeing friends and no Farm Tours. (Ok, that’s bad…but…) There’s always plenty to do on the farm. What’s going on at Blue Hen?
The bunnies have a new home…the Tiny-Tilly fenced in yard. Here they have their own stash of Mexican sunflowers and other goodies. These bunnies are California White / New Zealand cross. They’re lovin’ being out of their cages in the Rabbit Barn. We have two females (Fluffy & Fluffy) and one male, (also Fluffy. Our youngest granddaughter named them). Gestation for a rabbit is 31 days. We’re hoping to have more Fluffies in a couple of months.
Feed your Fluffies lots of fresh greens everyday and hay once a week. Coastal hay is fine. No need to get fancy . Remember that animals will eat what they get used to. Rabbits pellets 1/2 cup a day will give them the minerals and trace elements they need.
HERB TEA and COOKING SPICES
We have herb teas by the cup-teabag, the pot-teabag, and by the jar. Click the Shop link to check out our tea selection.
Check out our selection of herbs for cooking! Available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. Bulk herbs: parsley, basil, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, chives, and bay. These are our own herbs, cut fresh and dried to order.
We have spice mixes for: Curry, Pork & Collards, Pork Roast Rub, Milk Kefir Smoothie, and Beet Pickled Eggs. We have our own Garam Masala.
EGGS & CHICKENS
Eggs for $3.50 / dozen and our own broiler chickens $12 for up to 5lbs and $15 for 5 lbs and over. These birds are free-ranged with supplemental organic, fermented feed. This is what chicken is supposed to taste like! Local pick up.
Indian Jungle Fowl Hatching Eggs – these little beauties are the original chicken. The males are bright colors and the females are great brooders. A whimsical free-range option for your farm… $10 a dozen for these unusual hatching eggs
Quail – Help us rebuild the Quail population that is down almost 80% in the last decade! These birds are fun to keep on your farm for the unusual calls and foraging noises. Remember the “Bob-White” call you used to hear in the woods as a kid? That’s the “Bob-White” quail… a whimsical and social bird.
Pharaoh Coturnix “Jumbo” Coturnix…sooo tiny!
Eat fresh and fermented foods. Raise and grow as much food as you can. What you can’t produce yourself, buy local.
Establish a healthy “herbal environment”. Use fresh and recently dried herbs in your cooking. Eat Milk Kefir for bonehealth. Drink Herb Teas.
Stay home as much as possible. Stay outdoors as much as possible. Get your Vitamin D from the sun. Just a few minutes a day is all it takes to keep your Vitamin D levels up. Stay active…trail walks or runs in minimalist shoes through the woods. Connect with nature.
OUR 2 Cents
Don’t eat fast or processed foods. Don’t eat sugar.
Keep your immune system healthy and we can get through this tough time.