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‘Tis the season

Christmas has come early for Freddie the Rooster. As announced on Twitter, Woolly Acres is welcoming a new flock of chickens!

As for the hens …

It is time to bid our old biddies goodbye
We are working to place them in a nice home close by

where they can free range, fuss and cackle away,
over who did or did not lay an egg that day.

and reminisce about the rooster, and his growing bald spot
And hope he, too, escapes from a date with a big iron pot!

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Meet Jack and Jill!

Woolly Acres now has goats!

They are brother and sister, and were born this past April. They are a Boer/Nubian mix, and we are calling them Jack and Jill.

Squash Season

Is a pumpkin just not enough anymore? Try adding a blue hubbard squash to your doorstep this year.

Blue hubbard squash can be used in place of sweet potatoes in any recipe, and also make a great soup once Halloween has passed. 

They have skins harder and thicker than a rhinoceros.  Whether your recipe came from Fine Dining or a Hee Haw rerun,  it may involve some undelicate preparatory steps – namely, sectioning the squash to fit in your oven.  You can break one open by placing it a large plastic bag and throwing it on the ground.

Go at it – and Happy Halloween!

Egg production is back up! The hens made a surprise comeback as soon as the temperatures dropped.

We thought the decline in egg production may have been a sign of the flock’s not-so-silent passage into midlife. We now believe it just may have been too hot.

Don’t forget to pick up some eggs on your way home.

Looking for something different to try this weekend? Try slow roasting some our cherry tomatoes.

Cut the tomatoes in half, lay out on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, salt and some pepper, and roast in the oven at 225 degrees for about three hours.

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Meet Freddie

Meet Freddie, the Woolly Acres rooster-in-residence!

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Freddie looks after the flock of hens. He carries himself like a rock star and can be heard, live each morning, at about 5:30 a.m.

Sweet cherry tomatoes, both red and sun gold, are now available at the Woolly Acres farm stand. We also have cucumbers, onions, peppers, lettuce, swiss chard, and cabbage. Summer squash and zucchini will be along any day now.