Monday, June 29, 2015

Equality! + 4th of July weekend hours + Pullet Day

Yaaaay for Marriage Equality!!!

We will be closing at 3pm on Saturday, July 4th, otherwise open normal hours during the holiday weekend. 

Breeds for this Sunday, July 5th's Pullet Day: Rhode Island Reds, Blue Andalusians, Brown Leghorns, White Leghorns, Polish, Cuckoo Marans and possibly Buff Orpingtons

Thursday, June 25, 2015


vuchickens -
Keep your chickens (and rabbits!) cool, they are much more likely to die from heat spells than from cold spells. Panting is a sign they are overheating.
- Make shade: use tarps, sheets, cardboard
- Run a fan(s), moving air is great!!
- Dirt and/or sand dust bath area aka Hen Spa
- Freeze milk jugs for them to sit on
- Frozen bottles, packs in water to keep cool
- Extra waterers: pans, buckets, pet dishes
- Misters, light sprinkler, wetting bedding, walls, ceilings
- Add a vitamin / electrolyte mix to one of the waterers
- Bring cold veggies, fruit, and other chilled treats to mix with their food to make sure they're eating and drinking

- Serious bonus points if you can relax in a hammock and read to your hens
- GOATS!  They usually handle heat a lot better than chickens and rabbits.  They need shade, too and a fan is great.   Many still love hot water even in hot weather, but you can test out cool versus hot and see what they go for, fresh water twice a day is ideal.  Their body temp can range from ~102 to 105.  Some like being cooled off with water and some hate it... so if you try it, go gently and start with legs, working your way up.  To encourage drinking, make sure to have free choice mineral salt available (along with kelp, baking soda and goat minerals) and you can also put an additional water bucket out with a bit of ACV, fruit juice and/or splash of maple syrup.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Save 25% + Extra June Pullet Day on Summer Solstice!

Teenage Hens and Ducklings here on Sunday June 21st at 2pm and then July 5th.  More info here.  : )

Shawn with two of our pullets, Belva and Owly
25% off the Rainbow: Carrots, Chard, Plant Tags, Watering Cans and Books - Celebrate Portland Pride, on sale at our shop through Wednesday 6/17!

We did the Pride Glow Run!
We helped lead the Dyke March!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

One of these "goats" is not like the other...

This adorable pile of snuggle happens at Quail Run Hollow, the nigerian dwarf goat farm Oona & Binga came from. If you're thinking about getting goats, there couldn't be a more magical, loving spot than here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Naomi's Goat Tattoo, Gorgeous Plants & Teenage Chickens and Ducklings!

Naomi & Binga Von Flair
If we could be together every moment of the day, we would.  Thanks for making my imagination come true Pony Reinhardt!!  Her art and skill is dreamy. 

We are full of lush, gorgeous edibles, natives and decorative plant treats.

Our next Teenage Chicken Day is Sunday, June 7th at 2pm - see our Hens section for more details.  Breeds will include: Black Australorps, White Australorps, Leghorns, Partridge Rocks, Black Frizzles, possibly Buff Orpingtons + Runner Ducklings!

We also have 5 organic tweens for sale: 1 extremely friendly Rhode Island Red and 4 (quite sane...) Cuckoo Marans who will lay very dark brown eggs when they grow up.  : )

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Open Memorial Day

We'll be here Monday for those of you having a three day gardening weekend!
Bird Brains & Chicken Butts 

Mike and Jon with a few feathery tweens!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Families who broadfork together - Stay together

Happy Mother's Day!   We're open and stocked with treats. + Red Wiggler Compost WORMS are here!!
Photo is at Fox & Bear Urban Farm with our new co-worker Katie Boeh's twin brother, dad and girlfriend Erica, prepping farm beds in front of their tiny house, tillin' it up!)  We love Meadow Creature Broadforks and carry the 12, 14 and 16" forks.
I love my daughter Binga

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pullet Day and running in The Redwoods!

Teenage chickens available at 1pm today, see post below for details ��  + soooo many plants, seeds and treats in stock for your spring growing fun times!

And we just surprised my folks in CA and are running the Avenue of The Giants 1/2 marathon in the redwoods together today (mom almost fainted when she saw us).  Huge thanks to Adam, Becca, Jon, Katie, Ryan and Nellie for rocking the shop and making this happen!!  Much love ������

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chicks, Young Teens + Pullet Day on Sunday, April 12th

PULLETS - Starting at 12pm on 4/12, these breeds will be available: Black Sex Links, Black Copper Marans, assorted Bantams, Leghorn/Welsummer crosses, "Camel Eggers" - Ameraucana/Maran crosses

For Pullet Days it is always first come, first served, we'll give numbers out if needed.  All sales always cash only with the breeder and please bring your own pet carrier or box. 

YOUNG TEENS - We have adorable 4 week old pullets that we've raised organically, available for sale in the shop: 3 Cuckoo Marans (very dark brown eggs), 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Black Sex Links (RIR x with Barred Rock)

CHICKS - We have sweet 2 week old chicks we've raised organically:  4 Buff Orpingtons, 8 Red Sex Links and 8 Cuckoo Maran / Barred Rocks (see their 'Family Portrait' above)

NEW BABY CHICKS - Landing this Wednesday:  Salmon Faverolles, Cuckoo Marans, Welsummers, Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Red Sex Links and Black Jersey Giants

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Open MONDAYS! + super neat films, workshop and more!

We will be OPEN Mondays starting on April 13th!

* * *    7 days a week, 10am to 6pm    * * *

It's taken us 5 and a 1/2 years to comfortably get here and we are now a team of six full time (Naomi, Adam, Becca, Jon, Ryan and Katie) and one part time year round (Mary, my mom!) and two part time (Nellie and Mike) seasonal people.  We know you've wanted it and we're super excited to be here for you.

Photo Quiz:  Becca and Naomi dancing with the goats?  Or.... could it be the day Naomi lost her keys in the pen all day, only for Jon to nicely find them before we closed and accidentally flicked them into his face with a compost fork, just after Oona was preparing to leave work and had freshly peed on them?  You decide!)

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Buy your tickets online for 'Out Here' - showing this Thursday, April 2nd!!

With Friends of Family Farmers, we
are co-sponsoring the Portland screening of the film 'Out Here' by the Queer Farmer Film Project on Thursday, April 2nd at the Academy Theater, 7pm - check out their Mid-West & West Coast tour schedule.  Naomi is moderating a panel afterwards with the filmmaker and local farmers and then we're all heading for drinks nearby.   We're also donating tickets to 13 awesome queer farms.  : )  

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Occupy the Farm - check out the film screening at the Clinton Street Theater, this Wednesday, April 1st, with special guest speakers for the Q & A talking about threats to farmland by development and larger interests with Nellie McAdams from Friends of Family Farmers (and now working with us, too!) and Amanda Morse from Blue House Green House Farm (which Adam is a farmer partner of!). 

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Baby Chicks landing Wednesday, April 1st after 12pm!  First babies will head out to those who have pre-ordered them and right now we'll have a great assortment of breeds if you'd like to come on by - calling ahead to pre-order is always you're best bet to reserve your new peepers or pop by to visit.

Naomi will be teaching a Chicken Keeping Workshop at our shop on Thursday, April 16th from 6 to 8pm, all proceeds benefit Growing Gardens, sliding scale - please register online.  : )

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Becca and Naomi rounding up hundreds of blueberries!
4 sides, jam packed!
Big cover crop seed order landing this week, including organic buckwheat and a new organic pasture mix.  Sooooo many plants in stock and we do have the first round of tomatoes due to your strong demands.  Just remember, it's been unusually WARM (actually HOT sometimes) this winter and very early spring, so if you get tomatoes now, give them some protection right away or prepare to or know you're gettin' wild and rollin' the dice!  We carry floating row cover (aka Reemay, Agribon), along with 4 and 6 mil greenhouse plastic to keep them warm, with happy dry leaves - by the foot and 100' (plastic) to 250' (row cover) roll, along with wire we can custom cut hoops for you and clamps for if your using thicker rods or pvc to make hoops over your beds  Organic seed potaotes, oodles of veggie and herb starts, so many blueberries and other fruit, native and decorative plants.  Plus seed rack is jamming with thousands of exciting packets.
CFO - Binga
CEO - Oona

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Chicks are here + We're donating 10% to Zenger Farm on 3/20!

The March 18th herd of super cute little peepers is here!

Easter Eggers / Ameraucanas, Cuckoo Marans (very dark brown eggs!), Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, Black Sex Links (Rhode Island Red Rooster x Barred Rock Hen) 

Many were pre-ordered and have headed home already, so you're welcome to call ahead and see who's available.  Our next organic chicks arrive ~April 1st and the breeds are listed here.

*** Friday, March 20th, we are donating 10% of your purchases to Zenger Farm! ***

Check out all of the places you can eat and shop to support this incredible non-profit farm in SE Portland - Spring for Zenger March 18th - 23rd

Breakfasts Around The Neighborhood!

And make sure to grab a tasty lunch or breakfast at Pine State Biscuits before or after you come by our shop on Friday and check out Thicket in NE for neat outdoor garden decor, both are donating to Zenger on 3/20, too!

And if you're on Instagram:

Snap & Share photos from partner locations 
Tag the partner & @zengerfarm
Hashtag #springforzenger #zengerfarm
Win one week's share of the harvest from Zenger Farm!!