|Baby lettuce, spinach, radishes, beets, and carrots growing happily in the cold frame.|
|Jumbo-sized brown eggs from our layers.|
|Meyer lemons ripening indoors.|
Last spring we introduced laying chickens to our hobby farm; there has been no more fun and rewarding endeavor. Our jumbo-sized eggs do not fit well in standard egg containers. We're adding meat chickens this year of the Cornish Rock variety, which top out at 6-8 pounds by eight weeks of age. It's the same breed chicken in any grocery store; ours will be raised on an organic diet and free-ranged over grass, as natural a life as possible, which should yield highly superior meat at less cost per pound than market free-range organic chickens.
|Laying hens in their movable chicken run.|
|Cornish Rock chick|
|Cornish Rock chicks get their first meal in the brooder. As cute as they are, these are livestock, not pets.|