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Growing our business

Since we are growing our chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats and eggs, we got to thinking why not grow our business too? So this year in addition to the Apex Farmers Market, we will be at the Holly Springs Farmers Market ...

Hurricane Matthew – What we learned

It's been a week since Hurricane Matthew came through and while we did not have the flooding and damage others in our state have suffered, we did learn a few lessons.  We have had friends tease us about being "Preppers" ...

Moroccan Chicken

Yep, it's what we had for dinner and mighty tasty too. Served with a small salad (OK, just lettuce) and wild rice.  Couscous might have been more authentic, but I had wild rice on hand. The recipe comes from ...

Duck Eggs

So we're into duck eggs. We wanted to add ducks to our little farm, so this Spring we ordered a dozen Ancona ducks. They arrived in early March as these cute little, yellow and black, day old fuzz balls. It's ...

Goat Meat AKA Chevon or Cabrito, Capretto or at times even Mutton

So Andreas Homestead has entered the world of goat meat. Something I NEVER thought would happen, but, alas, never say never. Yes, we are raising our own goats for meat. We raise Myotonics. Never heard of them? Oh yes you have. ...

To raise turkeys this year or not

OK, so here's what's going on. It is time for me to think turkeys. My supplier will have my turkeys available mid-June, so while everyone else is heading off on vacation, I'm thinking Thanksgiving. Ha! I've already had close to ...

Your chicken costs WHAT????

So earlier this week,I had a very enthusiastic new customer asking all types of questions about how we raise our chicken and what we feed it. She was very interested in knowing about her food! That's great! We were having ...

Why I am moving away from conventional chicken feed

I am so tired of this winter weather. When I was younger, I loved the snow. Now, I love the wood stove! I'm ready for the snow to pass and for Spring to arrive! Notice I said Spring, not Summer. ...

Buddy the Buck is Back!

Well, Buddy is back!! And we're happy to have him here. His Mom, Nilly isn't so sure though. But what would you expect? He's back for breeding purposes and she wasn't in the mood. Haha! Buddy has been away at the neighbors, ...

What’s happening at the farm

As we approach Thanksgiving and turkey season is winding down, I have the opportunity to look back and see how our year went. With the cold weather here for a while, I plan to spend more time inside reviewing, researching ...