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Farm Name: Diamond G Ranch

Year Farm Established: 2003

Location: Usk, WA

Years I’ve been farming: 11 years

Animals I raise: Chickens, wool sheep

Crops I grow: Home garden

Hobbies I enjoy: Building, making things, knitting

Club/Associations memberships: No

The proudest moment on my farm: Spring of 2012 when my first set of lambs were born. February 2008 I had a moose come through the yard. Spring 2007 a bear that didn't want to leave, walked on my Buick.

Pets: 2 large dogs, 3 cats



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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  
  Alpaca fleece
hi there! yes we do sell our fleece. we have mostly raw bundles now, but i am soon getting it shipped out to get spun into yarn. I would be happy to pop some in the mail for you and or a skein of yarn. Also if you are ever in the area you are more than welcome to stop by!

~keep me posted and good luck with the chickens! ~hayley

Come visit me, Bronze Leaf Farm.

03/05/2013 02:13.26 PM Report This Comment  
  The Weather
We are experiencing early spring. The run off is early by a month. Being in a circle of trees has kept us from loosing the snow as fast as others in the area. Lots of areas have no snow and I still have over a foot of snow! The chickens have been giving 6-9 eggs a day now for a couple of weeks. Not to bad for 11 hens. My neighbor is buying some off me every once and a while. She wants to pay only $2 a dozen when it costs about $3.50 a dozen to raise them, that would be including the eggs my family eats. If I subtract our eggs, I figure somewhere around $3.00 a dozen. The reason the eggs cost so much is the Organic Layer food that I feed compared to the regular feed that everyone else uses. Oh well! I know my chickens are getting good food and what I eat from them is good food.
The coop is needing to be cleaned out and put on the compost pile. My son is griping about going into it to feed or gather the eggs, teenagers!
On the sheep, I felt down in the wool, it feels like they have thrown their fleece already! Usually around April for my area. I need to buy the shears so my husband can shear them instead of paying someone to do it. It is something he use to do on Marthas Vineyard when he was a teenager. Yes that was very many years ago. He wishes now he told his mother he wanted his dads shears that his dad used to shear with. My husband said he would never have wooly beast, that was before he met me. LOL!
Nice sunny day, going out to enjoy it!

Come visit me, Diamond G Ranch.

03/04/2013 11:16.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Cute lambs! That's so cool that you had a moose walk through your yard.

Come visit me, Animal Place.

03/02/2013 05:53.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Solar Energy
The picture only shows part of the solar panels. I have 6 panels that equal 1kw. They should give me 2.22 kw of electricity a day in my dark months, December and January. About 9 own a day in July and August. There is no lines coming in from the grid. I hope to keep it that way.

The chicken coop is moveable with the tractor. It is 6x6 with a 6x10 open area. I have 11 hens and 2 roosters. My husband has asked me to build a bigger coop that doesn't move to raise more chickens for the freezer. We will see! Have to make up my mind where I want a coop.

Come visit me, Diamond G Ranch.

02/27/2013 10:34.22 PM Report This Comment  

 



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