The Urban Farmette
(or... how to pay twice as much for your everyday food!)
Chickens 2012: Heartbreaking news. Clackamas county received a complaint that my chickens were bothering the neighbors. As they must be kept 100 feet from my neighbors this means I would have had to confine them. I want them to roam freely, so I gave my flock away.
Chickens 2004: We have Silver Laced Wyandotte chickens for egg production. We have 6 hens and the deadly shin spurring rooster, Kong.
Chickens 2006: New set of peeps this year... No roosters!
Chickens 2007: 5 new (girls?) Leghorns for white eggs.
Chickens 2010: 21 new birds!!! Lots of unusual varieties.
Guinea fowl 2005 for insect control, guard services and meat: These birds of African origin are to satisfy a childhood dinner table memory.
Rabbits 2004: New Zealand White rabbits which are for meat production. We have 2 does and a buck.
Rabbits 2006: New babies, new does!
Bees for pollination and honey: I've wanted to keep bees forever, but now that I have the room I have my first hive.