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Hoodies Acre... and a half from Otis Orchards, WA
Hoodies Acre... and a half

Farm Name: Hoodies Acre... and a half

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Otis Orchards, WA

Years I’ve been farming: 5 years

Animals I raise: Meat Rabbits 1- New Zealand buck, 1- New Zealand doe, 1- Flemish Giant/Californi- a doe
1- Palomino quarter horse

Crops I grow: In the process of creating a 50'x50' garden with 42"x12' raised beds.

Hobbies I enjoy: Hunting, fishing, carpentry, gardening, and landscaping.

Club/Associations memberships: Teamsters 117

The proudest moment on my farm: First litter of rabbits born

Pets: 2 Cats

Farm Motto: If it ain't broke don't fix it and if its broke it ain't going to fix itself.

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  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  
  Garden Progress
From May 22 to June 8 planted two rows of corn, one row of sugar snap peas, one row of carrots, 6 tomatoes, 5 green peppers and 1 zucchini. Cool, wet weather for two weeks from start slowed and stunted some growth. When weather warmed everything bounced back and small harvest was a success. Planted less than 1/4 of total garden space and solarized the rest to curb weed growth.

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09/03/2012 12:26.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Next Rabbit Litter
Bred same doe and buck again in August. New litter was Born Sep. 1 with a count of six, much better. The flemish cross bunny is now six months old and dwarfs my adult New Zealands, shes huge.

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09/03/2012 12:21.07 AM Report This Comment  
Around mid-May my friend from up the road came by with his tractor and tiller. We spent the afternoon tilling, adding horse manure and tilling again. End result... a 50'x50' tilled garden plot. My brother-in-law also came through with a flatbed truck packed high with scrap lumber from a renovation he did. That lumber will be used to put in the raised beds.

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06/16/2012 08:38.01 PM Report This Comment  
Yeah, I did the design myself including the roof trusses that I had to have the local building inspector approve. With the help of some friends and relatives, we put it up in a weekend (not including the metal roofing, we did that the next weekend). It's not big, just 12' x 24' but works great for the alpacas. The barn quilt on the end is a loft door. I had 40 bales up there this winter. I put in a pull-down ladder to get to the loft from the inside. There are double doors on the other side and a window on the opposite end. All the doors are dutch doors and I open the tops to provide lots of air flow. Since those pictures were taken I have added a cover over the doors for more protection from the weather. I will try and post a new picture soon.

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05/21/2012 12:22.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Baby Count
The new bunnies are about a month old now. Ended up with a count of 4. Pretty low but the buck and doe are around five years old and this is the first litter in at least two years. We'll see what happens with the next bunch.

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05/17/2012 04:25.49 PM Report This Comment  
  New Bunny
Just picked up a flemishXcalifornia doe to boost my rabbit numbers.

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05/17/2012 04:17.21 PM Report This Comment  
  I like the farm's name.
Nice looking horse, by the way.

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05/02/2012 11:30.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to Hobby Farms
Welcome to Hobby Farms

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05/02/2012 04:54.13 AM Report This Comment  

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