Farm Journal

Posted 7/4/2014 9:01am by Renee Savary.
From All of Us here at the farm ...
we wish you a ...

4th of july

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Posted 7/1/2014 12:07pm by Renee Savary.

Thank you to The Alys Gazette for featuring our great partnership with Kevin Korman, chef de cuisine at Caliza Restaurant.

http://slaughtergroup.com/files/5514/0422/3872/Alys-Gazette-Spring2014-TwinOaks.pdf

 

Alys Gazette

 

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Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

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Posted 4/20/2014 8:03am by Renee Savary.

From All of us here at the farm, we wish you ....


Happy Easter

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Posted 4/2/2014 10:01am by Renee Savary.

This week I got my new bees through the mail !!!

I had all my hives ready to go. Here is the box of bees called a nuc, it comes with a queen and is ready to be installed in their new hive.

Nuc

Once I open the box, I quickly remove a smaller box with the queen in it and close it back ...

The white part in the box is sugar ....

queen box

On the side of the box, you find a small plug that need to be removed, once the queen box and the bees will be in the hive, the bees will eat through the sugar and free the queen ....

The next step is to staple the queen box into the hive. It will stay there for a few days and once the queen is out it can be removed.

queen box stappled

Then I needed it to get the bees into the hive, it is fairly easy, just you get thousands of bees buzzing around ... A good time to test your self control !!!

bees and box

I just turn the box upside down and shake the bees out ...

bees in hive

I put an empty box on top of the frames to funnel the bees.

et voila ... 

Et voila ... I leave the box in front of the hive for any of the bees still in to join.

close up

Close up  ... my pictures are not fantastic on this post, but I take them in full sun with a veil and smoke and bees .... 

Posted 3/27/2014 8:09pm by Renee Savary.

# 1 Eggs

#1 Eggs

I was already really happy to score 5 eggs (exemplary) on the Cornucopia Institute Organic Egg Scorecard but we are the #1 on the list !!!!

… I am eggstatic ….

We are now officially THE best eggs !!!

The Cornucopia Institute Organic Egg Scorecard rates farms and companies that market private-label or name-brand organic “shell” eggs based on 22 criteria that are important to the organic consumers.

The scorecard showcases ethical farms and their brands, and exposes factory farm producers and brands in grocery store cooler’s that threaten to take over organic livestock agriculture. Non organic or “natural” do not make the list as they are just conventional eggs.

For me this #1 spot is the result of years of hard work, refusing to cut corner, going through the expense of feeding my chickens the best organic mix of real grains, rejecting cheap alternative like soy.

Over the years I was able to improve our practice increasing our chickens well being and safety … and you know how the saying goes :

Happy Chickens = Happy Eggs …

and tonight we can add Happy Farmer …  

Thank you to All of you that have purchases our eggs over the years now let’s do a little bragging about them and spread the good news …

 Here is the link to the Cornucopia Institute Organic Egg Scorecard:

 http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

 Thank you for supporting a better way to produce healthy and wholesome food.

Twin Oaks Farm - USDA Certified Organic - Bonifay FL 32425

www.twinoaksfarm.net - www.facebook/twinoaksfarm

 

 

Posted 1/21/2014 11:17pm by Renee Savary.

 Chocolates and Diamonds are nice ...

but you did it already ....

Let's do SCRUMPTIOUS this year ...

and innovate by offering some of our

Strawberry Preserves !!!

Check out our e-commerce

http://www.twinoaksfarm.net/store/preserves-chutneys-and-more
 and pick from:

our classic Strawberry Preserve
add a little bite with our Strawberry - Rhubarb

go for delicious Fig - Strawberry

or totally decadent Strawberry - Pinot Noir

sweet Strawberry Butter


We will wrap it nicely for you and add a card to it ...

All our preserves are made right here at the farm the old fashioned way using only organic and/or local ingredients.
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Posted 1/18/2014 5:39pm by Renee Savary.

First Goose Egg of the season ...


Posted 1/13/2014 10:58am by Renee Savary.

The first babies of our lambing season were born earlier this morning,

a boy and a girl from mom Ortie ....

1 13 14

My first glimpse of them earlier this morning ...

first look ...

Mom had moved them close to the gate, away from the rest of the flock ...

Baby lamb

I moved mom and babies to a shelter were they will stay for a couple of days before returning with the rest of the flock. It gives the babies time to bound with mom ...

mom Ortie and babies

cuties

The rest of the crew checking on the new ones ...

donkeys

Posted 12/31/2013 2:34pm by Renee Savary.

Happy New Year

Posted 12/24/2013 9:01am by Renee Savary.

From All of Us here at the farm...

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and

a Happy New Year ....

Happy Holidays


Twin Oaks Farm

USDA Certified Organic
Bonifay FL 32425
www.twinoaksfarm.net

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