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Flying Spoon Farm from Eddington, ME
Flying Spoon Farm

Farm Name: Flying Spoon Farm

Year Farm Established: 2012

Years I’ve been farming: 3 years

Animals I raise: Chickens; goats and bunnies in 2012?; sheep in 2013?

Crops I grow: Fruits & veggies

Pets: Dogs Ziggy and Sebastian, cats Max and Moxie, and many nameless fish.

Farm Motto: "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord..." Col. 3:23

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  Welcome to HF. I love your vision and mission philosphy. I admire your perserverence and ethics as well. I am quite certain you are on the right track and you will be succesfull in all your endeavors. Hope to follow your blog in the future. Have a great farming day and God bless.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

04/22/2012 02:21.19 PM Report This Comment  
Welcome to Hobby Farms. Sounds like you are off and running. Just remember a shoestring is what many people have to work with. God bless.

With God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

Come visit me, Small farm.

04/22/2012 12:17.37 AM Report This Comment  
  The Day of Small Things
Zech. 4:10

So, we really are just in the beginning stages of anything resembling a farm. And this blog is part of our process, to record dates and milestones.

I should also mention our venture could aptly be named "Little Farm on a Shoestring." We really have NO money to invest. Everything we have purchased so far has been taken from our weekly grocery money. Needless to say, if we can find something around the house that will be functional for our little farm, we'll be using it. We will barter for supplies and check the Free listings on craigslist and other sites regularly. The day of small things.

As of today, we have seed packets, soil, and 24 chicks - 11 Wyandotte Bantams purchased from a home in Albion and 12 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Barred Rock from our local Aubuchon Hardware . I have a stash of tiny pots to start seeds in which I found at yard sales and the Salvation Army last year.

The chicks' first home was a cardboard box inside an old plastic toybox with a suspended shop light for warmth. Their second home was an old broken dog crate held together with zip ties. Today we were blessed to have Nate's dad, George, come over with his tools and some scrap wood and help us convert the back of our storage shed into the beginning of a coop. It's quite luxurious compared to the chicks' previous quarters :)


Come visit me, Flying Spoon Farm.

04/21/2012 06:00.56 PM Report This Comment  
  It's official-ish!
Our farm has a name. Granted, we are more of a farm 'in spirit' at this point, but, as God wills, we have big plans for our small farm!

With the name Flying Spoon Farm, we pay homage to the late great Grammie Nonie, Nate's paternal grandmother. Nonie was a precious lady who really knew how to serve people and love people and did it with gusto and a good dose of humor. She wasn't afraid to get her hands dirty, and she didn't take herself too seriously. The "flying spoon" originates with a certain memory Nate has of a busy Thanksgiving dinner with a houseful of family and Grammie Nonie doing her thing, which involved lofting a dirty spoon over her shoulder without so much as a glance and landing it successfully in the kitchen sink to await later washing. THAT is serving with gusto!

The flying spoon also resonates with our family because things get a little "out of hand" (ha ha - like the spoon) around our home as well with girls, boys, special needs, dogs, cats, and chicks all in the mix. Things tend to fly through the air here too...sometimes the result of busy serving, sometimes not. There is a generally happy cacophony in the foreground most of the time, but then there are also quiet moments when we observe the good seeds of loving and serving taking root in our children and we are blessed. And those make the flying spoons (and other things) all worth it.

All that said and Grammie Nonie being such a wonderful lady and all, the One we really seek to emulate and serve is the same One who used Nonie as his hands and feet to love and serve, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our prayer for this little farm as it grows is that it will be a means by which we may extend the love of God to those around us, our church, our family, and our community.

Matthew 20:26-28
26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

Colossians 3:23
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord...

James 1:27
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Come visit me, Flying Spoon Farm.

04/21/2012 03:45.23 PM Report This Comment  


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