This chart is a good reference for the new chick owner. Many people are hatching eggs for the first time or buying chicks and aren’t too sure what temperature is needed for what age of chick.I hope this chart Read more
Standard Cochin Hatching Eggs
Location: Deep Brook (Annapolis Valley), Nova ScotiaCost: $60. per dozenPick up only at this time and social distancing is in effect.
Cochins are Heritage Chickens that are recovering from the endangered list. The Standard Read more
This is a photo of our homegrown shiitake mushrooms. Freshly picked and ready to cook. Add them to a stir fry, omelette, homemade cream of mushroom soup or just sauteed in butter and served on toast.
Shiitake mushrooms are Read more
This is our pretty Silver Laced Standard Cochin hen. She is super friendly and very inquisitive. Always the first one out of the coop and the last one in.
The Silver Laced Standard Cochin is a relatively new and Read more
Springtime in the apiary is always an anxious time for beekeepers. Once the cold weather hits, the bees collect themselves into a tight ball in the middle of the hive and generate enough heat to keep them alive through Read more
Someone once asked baseball great Roger Hornsby what he did in the Winter. His reply: “I stare out the window and wait for Spring.” While we can all echo his sentiment, neither baseball players, or beekeepers take the Winter Read more
This TED Talk by Mycologist Paul Stamets is very informative. Paul Stamets is brilliant. One of the best Ted Talks ever.
It’s that time of year again when all the young roosters are looking for their own flock. We have a handsome Blue Standard Cochin who hatched in March of this year.
He has a very nice personality, enjoys free-ranging, Read more
If you’re lucky, like me I have Oak trees on my property, so I gather acorns as they drop off the trees in Read more