Growing vegetables free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and GMOs in Skull Valley, Arizona.


FIND US AT LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS:

Winter Prescott Farmers Market -- Walgreen's parking lot at the corner of Gail Gardener & Willow Creek Road -- Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM -- November -April. Our farm will be here again starting in February 2015.


Summer Prescott Farmers Market -- Yavapai College parking lot -- Saturdays 7:30 AM - 12 Noon -- May 10th - October 25th

www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

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Flagstaff Community Market -- city hall parking lot, unde the solar panels --Sundays 8:00 AM - 12 Noon -- May 25th - October 12th

www.flagstaffmarket.com

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Want to stop by and pick up veggies from the farm? Please give us a call before you come!

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Contact Us: Reach us by email at rabbitrunfarmAZ@gmail.com or by phone at (928) 235-2044 or find us on Facebook

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Girls on Grass

Silver-laced Wyandotte contemplating the finer side of life.

The ladies are living the good life in their new movable coop! What started out in plans as a home for the turkeys has become an exceptionally functional, disaster-free (so far) chicken house. We have been moving them around the farm with the white portable poultry fencing, from spot to spot every couple of days, depending on the ground and what's growing. Their egg production has declined slightly, as the farm tends to be a few degrees colder than the coop at the house.
However, we have seen the quality of the eggs increase hugely! The yolks have become even darker than they were when the ladies were free-ranging at our house -- so dark they are a rich, deep, yellow ochre. The scrambled eggs we had with breakfast were a vibrant yellow! I look forward to seeing changes in their yolks depending on whether they are on green grass in winter, finished crops during the season, or feasting on sunflower seeds on the wild side of the farm.
Back view of the coop
The feeders hang inside the coop and the nest boxes are on the left hand side, behind the metal sheeting. There are roosting bars at the back. Many thanks to Brian, who welded the metal frame and built the wooden frame. This was a big project on our to-do list, and it's in the first successful weeks of completion!


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