Wood Family Farm


Haying Season
June 1, 2009, 9:58 am
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Just received a call this morning that hay is ready for us to pick up in the field! Yikes! How did hay season sneak up on us?! The morning plans are changed from working in the garden to preparing trucks for hauling hay. The timeline is tighten by the threat of thunderstorms this afternoon. Despite the sense of urgency, we can only do our best to beat the possible rain and let God take care of the rest.

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Piglets ready to sell
May 27, 2009, 5:05 pm
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Four litters of piglets are ready to leave our farm. After eight weeks of nursing on their mothers, the piglets are ready to be weaned (thus the name “weaner pigs”). They have grown from about 2 lbs at birth to about 35 lbs. at eight weeks. In about 4 more months, they will weigh 230 lbs. Glad my kids don’t grow as fast!



Chicken Pickers
April 29, 2009, 1:03 pm
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Yesterday, w took t ime off from farm work to play music at a local retirement center.  We play folk and gospel music and a few old hymns. We call ourselves the “Chicken Pickers” because we used to raise chickens and you pick chickens and fiddle and guitar strings. We have played together as a family for about 3 years. We enjoy playing music and the folks at the retirement center seem to enjoy listening.



Eco-Mowing
April 21, 2009, 8:27 am
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Thanks to everyone who came to the Corvallis and Albany Farmers’ Markets on Saturday. The day was beautiful! The Wednesday Market starts tomorrow in Corvallis.

On to ec0-mowing. . .We just moved our young calves out to the yard to begin their mowing service. Last year, we kept the lawn mowed until June by using our little ec0-mowers. The benefit of having the calves mow the yard is that we don’t have to take the time to do so and they do fertilize the yard as part of their contract. The down side of calf eco-mowing is the lawn is not always very evenly mowed and the delivered fertilizer can be a bit surprising!



Market starts Saturday, April 18!
April 14, 2009, 6:40 pm
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Market preparations are well underway. Seems like preparation details are multiplying like rabbits! We are participating in all three Corvallis/Albany Farmers’ Markets beginning Saturday, April 18.

Corvallis Saturday Farmers’ Market: First Street on the waterfront. Hours 9:00-1:00. Begins Saturday, April 18.

Albany Saturday Farmers’ Market: Across from the courthouse on Fourth and Ellsworth. Hours: 9:00-1:00. Begins Saturday, April 18.

Corvallis Wednesday Farmers’ Market: NEW LOCATION AND HOURS. On 2nd and B street. Hours: 3:00-7:00. Begins Wednesday, April 22.

See ya’ll soon!



Harbingers of Spring
April 11, 2009, 5:09 pm
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Numerous signs of spring are abounding on the farm: flocks of robins in the yard, apple blossoms on the trees, grass in the pastures growing lush and green, and the farmer’s wife trading her insulated coveralls for bib overalls!:>



Spring is springing!
April 6, 2009, 9:18 am
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The sunny weather is bringing forth the buds and flowers and an unending list of farm chores! Three new lambs were born over the weekend. All three are doing well. Another litter of piglets were born late last week with another litter due in a week. A couple calves arrived last week as well. Finally, baby layer chicks are due to arrive tomorrow. Babies, babies, babies. . . what a delightful reminder of the cycle of life.