We are doubly honored to be the feature article in the national publication Acreage Life this month! The article is a really in depth description of what it takes for us to do what we do here on the farm. For the full length article follow this link. Happy reading!
alchemist_farmAlchemist Farm Is The Feature Article In Acreage Life This Month!
We are thrilled and honored to be on the cover of Made Local Magazine here in Sonoma County! A fun full article was written about us by the talented Leilani Clark! Check out the link below for the story 🙂
Endless entertainment for little hands. We love having friends over to play when the sun is out. Many little ones have never held a chicken but our birds are patient and happy to accept cuddles from all ages 🙂
We are committed to educating folks on humane ways of raising chickens and were thrilled to be invited to speak at this years Gravenstein Apple Fair. The head chicken wrangler gave a 45 minute presentation on chicken raising basics with Patricia the partridge silkie happily tucked under her arm. Topics covered ranged from how to predator proof your coop to which breeds are best for your family.
If you have a local group who would like to learn about chicken wrangling don’t hesitate to reach out – we love chatting chicken with people!
alchemist_farmTalking Chicken At The Gravenstein Apple Fair
What do you do when your father comes to visit? Why put him to work assembling your seed spreader! With big rain in the report for Northern California we created our own seed mix of general pasture, rye grass and clovers to cast over our acreage. We are extremely water conscious here on the farm and do not irrigate our fields during the summer, big rains means an explosion of color on the landscape again.
Blue Ribbons All Around From The National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa!
We keep a closed flock here on the farm which means that we do not bring any new birds onto the premises. We do this to protect the health of our breeding stock from various diseases other flocks can carry. We are proud to be part of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, every bird on our property has been tested clean of diseases.
Keeping a closed flock means that we cannot open the farm to visitors or take our birds to shows unless the birds are sold at the shows. This year we decided to participate in the National Heirloom Expo put on by Baker Creek Seeds because we are aligned with their mission of preserving heritage breeds of livestock and seeds. We entered a small sampling of our breeds into the judging and were pleased to have each one of our birds win a blue ribbon!
We held a silent auction for a breeding quality pair of Svart Hona and at the end of the fair it was none other than the founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company who won them. It was bittersweet seeing Darth and Duchess off to their new home but we know they are now in excellent hands!
alchemist_farmBlue Ribbons For Our Birds From The National Heirloom Expo