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Cria name

Does she look like an Iris?

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Baby Day!

Parabella had a 16 lb baby girl today. No name yet and I haven’t seen her nurse so I’m on “nursing watch”

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5-17 @ CNF

This morning we have beautiful leaf lettuce, radishes, asparagus, eggs from our AWA hens, organic tomato and pansy plants and a few bags of Cowsmo compost. One brave hen out for the first time and one sister on the ramp!

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Organic plants

It’s finally warm enough at night to safely plant tomatoes! We have several varieties of heirloom tomatoes and some lovely pansies. All our plants are started here from seed and grown in organic Cowo soil. And – of coarse –  … Continue reading

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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day from us and our favorite alpaca mom Parabella!

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3 French Hens Market

Today is the first French Hens Market of the seaaon. We’re here with our organic tomato and basil plants, lettuce, radishes and rhubarb. All grown by us and fresh picked.

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Air chilled organic chicken

We have our first batch of air chilled chicken from a new processor. It’s a small batch so we are offering 1 or 2 to those who would like to try them before our larger batch is ready in June. … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

We now have a Lost and Found bin in the stand. Someone left the sunglasses yesterday afternoon and the keys are still here from last fall.

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happy Birthday Apollo

Happy 2nd Birthday to our first cria. Apollo is a handsome boy with beautiful fiber. And – of coarse- we love him! This is my favorite picture of him peeking out from under his mama. She is a rockstar mom!

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My handsome helper

Tiger likes to keep me company while I do chores.

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Seed potatoes

71 pounds of seed potatoes from The Potato Garden. We will wait about a week for the to send out sprouts, cut them into smaller pieces and plant them. Clearly, we love potatoes and want to be sure not to … Continue reading

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Save the Date! June 28th Farm Day updates

In addition to our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd  (http://www.johnikerd.com) – we will also be joined by Ed Bell from Belfry Bees. He will bring a display hive and information on how we can protect bees. He will also have … Continue reading

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Meat chickens

This morning I picked up our first batch of broiler chickens for the season. They will spend their firs t 2 week’s  under heat lamps in the protection of the border. After that, they will move to their portable shelter … Continue reading

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Road trip

On our way to pick up organic chicken feed and lambs and Baron is doing his best to stay awake. Not very successfully.

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Red Lady Bugs

Lady bugs coming to life under the crabapple tree. Love the red lady bugs!

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Greenhouse Help

Baron found the coolest spot in the greenhouse

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Eggs in the stand

The stand is open for the season and stocked with our Animal Welfare Approved and organic eggs. We sell our eggs in cartons of 12 for $5.00 or 18 for $7.50 Creekside Natural Farm Egg facts: Our eggs are not … Continue reading

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Baby chicken time

We were expecting 100 Barred Rock hens this morning and this mornings surprise was an extra box with 25 Easter Eggers and 25 Cornish Rocks! We had to come up with an emergency spot for the Cornish to get them … Continue reading

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Planting in the high tunnels

This morning we planted spinich, beets, carrots, radishes, sugar snap peas and lettuce in the smaller tunnel And Bill rototilled the bigger tunnel for planting later this week.

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Starting Seeds Today

I planted lots of little pepper, eggplant and early tomato seeds today. We also have some cabbage,  broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and lettuce growing from last week’s planting. Baby purple cabbage pushing out of the Cowsmo  compost.

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Phone problems

if you need to reach us for eggs today, please email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com Or call 815-715-3590

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Sustainable Farm Day – Save the Date!

Our first Sustainable Farm Day of the 2015 season will be on June 28th! We are excited to announce that  Dr. John Ikerd will be here to speak about sustainable agriculture.     Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics  University … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Day

Todays job  (cleaning out the winters worth of deep bedding in the chicken house) wasn’t nearly as enjoyable as yesterdays job (starting seeds in the warm greenhouse). However the girls were very happy with their fresh shavings and especially with … Continue reading

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Free Movie Screening -GMO OMG!

I just checked with the library and there is no need to register – just show up They will also have Free popcorn! This coming Sunday at the Black Rd. Branch of the Joliet Library. Event Date:  Sun, 03/01/2015 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare Approved

Creekside Natural Farm has again been approved to use the Animal Welfare Approved label on our eggs.  AWA is the Gold Standard of humane farm animal care. you can find more information on the Animal Welfare Approved program at www.AnimalWelfarApproved.org In … Continue reading

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Bakers Creek catalog

The cold temps last night kept the crowd down at the Pre- Garden party so we still have some Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalogs to give away. If you’re coming out for eggs, Floriani cornmeal or whole wheat flour, let … Continue reading

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Pre-Garden Party – Tonight

Getting ready for the Pre-Garden party tonight sponsored by the Joliet Park Dist. Come out and see us. The first 20 people to visit our table will get a free Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalog. Just looking at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Pre-Garden Party

Getting ready for the Pre-Garden party tonight sponsored by the Joliet Park Dist. Come out and see us. The first 20 people to visit our table will get a free Bakers Creek Heirloom seed catalog. Just looking at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Katahdin Lamb – Sold Out

We have taken deposits for all the whole lambs we will have available this year. We will still have lamb available by the piece (chops, leg, sausage)in the fall. We are considering raising an additional lamb to sell in its … Continue reading

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All Clear

Bill was able to clear the driveway this morning and the county has done a nice job of clearing Bell Rd. so if you need eggs, flour or Floriani cornmeal give us a call @ 815-467-5259 or e-mail pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com  

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