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Fall Chickens

Our last batch of chickens for the year is processed and ready. If you pre-ordered, please contact us with a time and day you would like to pick up your order. If you did not pre-order, but would still like … Continue reading

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Homeopathic

Can’t wait to start using my homeopathic kit for the alpacas.

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Green beans

We have 2- 5 pound bags of green beans available for 2.00 per pound. They’re easy to freeze and a treat to pull out of the freezer in December. First come first serve. Either email pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com Or call 815-467-5259 If … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

We have beautiful sunflowers in the stand today for $1.00 each! Also, potatoes, garlic, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, beans, cucumbers and eggs.

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Owl Excluder

Our most recent attempt to prevent our resident owl from having a chicken dinner seems to be working. Yea! They will have to go back to their diet of rodents. Double Yea!

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3 month Birthday

Happy 3 month birthday to Thomas Magnum. He weighed in at 43 pounds this morning!

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Eggs and Cherry Tomatoes

We are finally getting eggs from our young hens. They start out small so we are putting them in the clear cartons and selling them for $3.00. These hens are Barred Rocks and Easter Eggers. The Barred Rocks lay brown … Continue reading

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This mornings discoveries

Baby snapper covered in mud on the bank of the pond.  I almost didn’t recognize it. Swallowtail butterfly in the hoop house.

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Monarch on milkweed

My helper and I were checking the milkweed for monarch caterpillars today and just as I was saying that I’ve never seen one on the common milkweed – there it was!

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New things at Creekside Natural Farm

Freshly picked sunflowers this morning. $1.00 each and like everything we grow – never sprayed. Also new this morning – hard neck garlic and LaRatte fingerling potatoes.

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3 French Hens

Ready for the 3 French Hens Market in Morris today from 8 until 2. We have several varieties of potatoes, hard neck garlic, baby eggplant, mixed beans, peppers, sunflowers and yarn from our Sri alpacas.

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Red Gold potatoes

Thanks to some help from Jill and Renee, we dug 128 pounds of lovely Red Gold potatoes yesterday They are in the stand in 2 pound bags for $5.00

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New today mixed beans

We have some beautiful mixed beans (green, yellow and purple) in the stand this morning for $3.00 for a 1 pound bag. Also, green beans, beets, kale, swiss chard, purple jalapenos, sweet peppers, eggplant and a few pints of tomatoes

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Bottle feeding

This mornings discovery – when you add yogurt to the milk, the hole in the nipple needs to be a little larger. After trying to give Luna her last feeding last night and first this morning and watching her struggle … Continue reading

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Luna and Thomas

Thomas Magnum is growing quickly and Luna and her mother Eclipse are back home from U of I and happy to be in the pasture. Although it took Luna a little time to get used to the heat after spending … Continue reading

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Hay Day!

the sun has finally come out and we were able to get the hay cut a raked. Now to get it all baled and inside

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Phone problems

Our phone will be out of order until sometime on Wednesday so if you need to contact us, please send an email or a message on FB

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Green Beans New this week

We have finally gotten enough dry weather to harvest and get the stand stocked with green beans, Swiss chard, lettuce, beets and a few pints of tomatoes. This morning we will be picking flowers and starting to dig garlic.

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New Additions

We have 2 new additions to our farm! Yesterday, our Suri  alpaca, Moonglows Eclipse had a baby girl. And we are rooster sitting this handsome Cochin for a young friend until she moves to a farm.

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Farm Day Today

The sun is shining and our featured speaker – Dr. John Ikerd  – is here. We’re ready for a great Farm Day! The Farm Day will run from 10 until 2 with John speaking at noon. We will also be … Continue reading

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Sunday June 28th – Farm Day

2 Days until our first Sustainable Farm Day of the year! 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 … Continue reading

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1 Week until our first Farm Day of the season

We are 1 week away from our first Farm Day of the season! Bill is still busy working on making more seating for those who are coming to hear our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd. We are so looking … Continue reading

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Farm Day – 1 week and 6 days away

We are less than 2 weeks away from our first Farm Day of the season!  Dr. John Ikerd will be our featured speaker and will be talking about sustainable agriculture. In addition to our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd  (http://www.johnikerd.com) – we … Continue reading

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Market Day

All set up and ready for the market. we will be here at the 3 French Hens in Morris until 2

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3 French Hens Market

Everything is picked, washed and packed and ready for the market tomorrow. We will have broccoli, kohlrabi, lettuce and a few bags of Dragons Tongue beans.  We will also have some of our Suri Alpaca yarn fresh from the mill. … Continue reading

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Broccoli New Today

I braved the rain and mud today to pick some beautiful broccoli.  It’s in the stand for $3.00. We also have fresh strawberries for a few more days, kohlrabi and lettuce. If you would like a frozen chicken, please call … Continue reading

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Kohlrabi

I Will be picking more Kohlrabi this morning and have had many questions about what to do with it. I used it as a replacement for cabbage in a creamy slaw recipe and it was fantastic. Kohlrabi: Kitchen Basics Kohlrabi … Continue reading

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Thomas Magnum

Finally got the scale calibrated and Thomas Magnum is 23 lbs. Looks like his mama is feeding him well!

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New today Kohlrabi

We picked some really nice strawberries this morning an also started picking some kohlrabi. This is our first year for kohlrabi and we are trying out some recipes. We’re picking in small batches so the greens will stay fresh. They … Continue reading

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Strawberries

We are starting to pick strawberries and they’re in the stand. They will be here for a short time and in limited supply so now is your chance! $4.00 per pint

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