Entlebucher Puppies!! Litter Expected June 2019!

Bhairo and Guinness are pleased to announce…Entlebucher puppies are expected in early June!  Get ready, world!  These will be some amazingly cute, beautiful, healthy, great personality puppies! Puppies will be ready to be picked up to go to their adoptive homes at 8 weeks of age.  They will have all age-appropriate health checks and vaccinations…

Maple Water 2018

Next week is ​our 2018 ​maple season.  We are pleased to offer… Maple Water! ​Maple season happens onc​e per year and only for a week or two max.   ​In early spring, when it’s below freezing at night and above freezing during the day, the maple trees that have been dormant all winter start sending a unique watery sap up…

Dyberry Creek Farm makes the WSJ!

Dyberry Creek Farm is in the Wall Street Journal on Halloween 2017 (print edition on Nov 1, 2017). Below  is the article in full or read an online version (subscription required) of the article here: Dyberry Creek Farm WSJ Article A-HED Now Coming to a Backyard Near You: Weird Chickens In some backyard flocks, ‘boutique’ breeds…

Of Crossbows and Man-Cages, or Having the Right Equipment

Of Crossbows and Man-Cages, or Having the Right Equipment. There are some neighbors, Jim and Pat, whom we’ve kind of liked from afar for a while, and finally got to spend some time with today. Jim is a pretty cool guy. He heads up a group of bow hunters who have special permission from the…

Meet the Chickens: Sven

Name: Sven Breed: Cream Legbar Gender: Rooster Egg Color: N/A (hens of this breed lay blue eggs) Role in Flock: Opportunistic Playboy, Pretty Voice   On the ride home to the farm, when Marcus was in a separate crate and he was alone with Bari and Winnie, Sven was the King – standing on their…

Meet the Chickens: Winnie

Name: Winnie Breed: Black Wyandotte Gender: Hen Egg Color: Very Light Brown / Pink Tinted Role in Flock: Pushy Broad Winnie was one of the four adult birds we introduced to the flock [see Hens Meet Roosters] along with Bari, Sven, and Marcus Aurelius. She’s a pretty bird in that laced-Wyandotte way and looks good…

Meet the Chickens: Marcus Aurelius

Name: Marcus Aurelius Breed: Swedish Flower Hen Gender: Rooster Egg Color: N/A (hens of this breed lay white eggs) Role in Flock: Dominant Rooster (for now) We got Marcus and Sven [see Hens Meet Roosters] due to our hawk problem, after Goldie’s close encounter. He is named after the Stoic Philosopher-General, a favorite of Brian’s….

Meet the Chickens: Lyeta

Name: Lyeta Breed: Welsummer Gender: Hen Egg Color: Chocolate / Speckled Dark Brown Role in Flock: Hussy ‘Lyeta’ means ‘summer’ in Russian, hence the name of this Welsummer hen. We’re not sure if giving her a Russian name has anything to do with it, but she is our sexiest hen. She’s also super sweet and…

Ladybugs to the rescue!

We are committed at the farm to never use chemicals, never ever!  In fact, we are working on getting certified organic and are officially a “farm in transition” at PCO (Pennsylvania Certified Organic), but more on that in a later post. Anyway… when the top leaves of our cherry trees started to curl last week I took…

Is an Egg a Chicken’s Period? And Other City-people Questions

Is an Egg a Chicken’s Period? And Other City-people Questions Hey, I get it. I’m a city girl too. It’s just that some of us paid attention to animals and plants and nature and stuff. Some of us had other hobbies. It’s all good…. Once upon a time, years before the farm, my husband traveled…

Favorite Chicken Free Range Spots

Favorite Chicken Free Range Spots The woodshed. This is an excellent place to hang out during a rainstorm. We feel (sort of) bad about that time Bhairo chased us onto the woodpile and a log rolled down and broke his toe. Incidentally, we are terribly photogenic here. Classic farm scene. The base of the Norway…