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Farm Name: Belly Acres Farm

Year Farm Established: 2007

Location: Roxbury, ME

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: Chickens

Crops I grow: Garden - Beans, Beets, Peas, Squash, Potatoes, Asparagus, Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Cucumbers

Hobbies I enjoy: Music,(I am a Church Musician), Gardening, Counted Cross Stitch, Crocheting, Recycling, Reading

Club/Associations memberships: American Legion Auxiliary
Lutheran Indian Missions(We went on a Mission Trip Summer 2012)


The proudest moment on my farm: When we hatched our first chicks

Pets: 1 Dog, 2 Cats, 6 Chickens

Farm Motto: If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself


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  Thank you for the welcome. I love your pictures, especially the one of the window view..Priceless view !
Love your blog and I hope to visit you again soon.

Beth @ Holloway Farms

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04/11/2014 07:35.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Like your farm! Hello from Oklahoma. Stop by Porters Creek & Farm and say hello.

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03/01/2014 01:28.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by
Thank you for stopping by and welcoming me to HobbyFarms.com I purchased 6 acres of land. By the way is that a Great Dane in your pic? I love great danes. I have a blue one named Dakota.

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02/16/2014 03:08.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for visiting our page! The Russian Orloffs have turned out to be the most friendly. When I go to the coop to fill the feeder they stand around me, to see what I am doing. I find chickens very curious, but they seem to be more interactive then the other two types we have. The Black Javas got both poopy bottoms and feet when they were young, I did not have this problem with the Russians. We are looking forward to having them free range on the property, but we have to wait until we can get the property cross fenced for their safety. Here is a good link to learn more about the Russians. http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/russian_orloff.html

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02/12/2014 06:04.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for visiting my Farm. Your pictures are neat.

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02/02/2014 05:28.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Geat pics!
... and I love your farm name too!

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01/02/2014 10:19.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the Visit
Thanks for visiting and that is a great view you have from your window, When I look out the window all I see are fields. It's not a bad view but nothing like what you have!

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01/02/2014 06:45.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks
Thank you for the welcome and i love that picture of the chickens in the snow.

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12/16/2013 05:25.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the welcome! Love your motto :)

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12/12/2013 04:03.56 PM Report This Comment  
  mission trip
That is very cool - my grandparents were from Minnesota. What did you do on your mission trip? I am a retired veterinarian and I did a trip to the Rosebud Sioux with the SPCA several years ago. It was an amazing experience. Back to tomatoes, have you tried green zebras? We've had good luck with them in our short summers and when it gets on towards freezing we pull the whole plant and hang it in the garage and they keep really well and continue to ripen.

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12/11/2013 07:54.14 AM Report This Comment  
  thanks for the welcome!
It's good to meet another cold country farmer. Any luck with warm weather crops where you are? Most years we can get tomatoes of some sort but I long for melons and have tried starting them in the house, growing them in hoophouses, etc. Where there's a will there's a way... Where did your mission go? We went to Kenya last December.

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12/10/2013 08:04.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Orchard
Envy (in a good way) your orchard. We are starting to plant some fruit trees (peaches, apples, figs) but as you know it takes a while for them to start producing.

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12/07/2013 05:51.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning!
Chickens sound like alot of fun to raise. Fresh eggs are a world of difference from store bought!

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11/26/2013 06:14.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the welcome. In reading your profile so many of your experiences are the same as ours. We moved to a heritage farm that is 150 years old. It needs work and the property needs to be re-claimed. We have an orchard of pear, apple, cherry, peach mulberry and black walnut trees. They all need trimming this winter. We have been fencing like crazy this past two years. We also support the Lutheran Indian Missions in Arizona. We have chicken coups and I am going to get chickens in the spring along with ducks and guineas. Our son has goats and helps us with the property. Mary

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11/07/2013 09:56.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the visit, check in on my progress from time to time

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11/05/2013 05:26.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the Welcome!

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10/28/2013 04:27.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Thanks so much for the welcome. I like your pics.

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10/26/2013 01:56.21 PM Report This Comment  
  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Thank you for the welcome!
I'm still nervous a bit because our chickens still have not laid eggs at all, yet. We bought them when they were a bought 2-3 weeks old. Someone told me they could wait until a year to start laying, I read somewhere 18-22 weeks of age. They are a mix of a Golden Comet and a Rhode Island Red. So, I know they are both laying chickens. They are so sweet, you can handle them, and my son can hand feed them worms. It's too cute!

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09/25/2013 04:04.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Love your dog!

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09/18/2013 04:03.47 AM Report This Comment  
  The welcoming party was nice
Big thank you from Washington

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09/16/2013 11:56.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the welcome. We raise rhodeisland red chickens and like your dog.

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09/07/2013 07:05.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Hi and thanks for stopping by my page, I love your pictures their cute! I know you were wondering what kind of medicinal herbs I grew and here are just some of them;calendula, lavender, elderberry, chickweed, stinging nettle, St.johns Wort, Comfrey and other regular herbs that could be used medicinally as well. Well thanks again Bye!

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08/21/2013 05:20.22 PM Report This Comment  
  sage advice re getting Angora Goats
Angora goats can be really difficult, they seem to succumb to parasites and other stressors more easily than most dairy goats. If you raised dairy goats in FL then you probably know about the resistance that parasites are developing. If I got angora goats again, I'd want to put them on ground that had not had any goats or preferably any stock on it for a couple of years, and pen them for a few months feeding them herbal dewormers as well as running fecals and treating any signs of parasite eggs. I'd probably want to get them in from a northern clime, lol. (Sorry, no slam against my southern farmbuds intended but ....I'm just sayin'.) At least be sure to see farm records of fecals and deworming treatments. Not everyone keeps them. This could be difficult. Don't try to keep them on small acreage, you need to be able to rotate pastures. You also want to have a pair of lgd to protect them from predation from land, see, and sky.

That's all I can do for now off the top of my head. Got company, so have to get out of here! <grins>

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08/21/2013 03:34.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the Welcome!
Nice pictures!

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08/16/2013 07:49.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Love the pics! That is one proud rooster.

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08/09/2013 12:55.43 PM Report This Comment  
  What an adorable dog!

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07/27/2013 08:57.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Funny Farm Moving Stories
Ok, you sound like 'folks'! I have to wonder what it says about me that I have about three similar stories I could share/compare!<grins>

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07/23/2013 11:24.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you! I love my goats & there is nothing better than fresh milk. The kids are the cutest- I never thought I'd like them as much as I like puppies & foals, but they are a combo of the two- they can move around in a couple hours but are small enough to cuddle and love on.

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07/20/2013 08:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Visit
Thanks for the advise on breeding vs owning a bull. I will look into that. What kind of chicken do you raise? We have three in our yard, a leghorn (white eggs), an araucana ( beautifull pastel green eggs), and a little bantam that lays tiny brown eggs. Use your chicken dropping in your berries... Stay busy

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07/16/2013 06:36.33 PM Report This Comment  
  A pleasure to meet you. Quite a clever farm name you have there. Since you are in Maine, do you plan on growing any blueberries?

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06/25/2013 08:05.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
Thanks for the welcome! I use to live in Maine for about 6 1/2 years! Miss it so much!Working on getting those Beefalo pics up!

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06/23/2013 09:39.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome and nice comment!

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06/18/2013 09:55.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Apple trees are trimmed. Peas/Beets/Pumpkins/Cucumbers are planted. Yard sale is ongoing. We are slowly getting the barn cleaned up and organized....maybe before the end of Summer we can start putting up some stalls. Rain, rain, rain....go go go away.

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06/08/2013 07:09.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks Belly Acres Farm for the welcoming post and for visiting my farm. I like your chicken farm and your dog is awesome. P.S. you could grow some great veggies easily! All you have to do is use your chicken manure for plant food and your garden will thrive!!

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05/28/2013 10:53.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Back @ ya. I guess the 2 tone face through me for a lop...;-)

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05/21/2013 07:47.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Is that a Catahoula Cur?

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05/20/2013 01:51.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the visit. That's a beautiful rooster!

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05/16/2013 03:50.09 AM Report This Comment  
  oh i love the picture of your chicken !! So beautiful !

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05/07/2013 11:40.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank You for the gracious welcome.
Our tractor is a kubota. I couldn't do anything without it !! We have very uneven ground. Last year I started on a major project. We have moved more dirt than I thought possible.
Now the real farming really begins. Have most of the garden planted. Will be getting chickens in the next few days.Busy times I love it!!!

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05/03/2013 11:35.20 AM Report This Comment  
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