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Willow Meadow Farm has moved

Willow Meadow Farm , Lunenburg, MA as moved to Walla Walla , WA.

0n 9/15/2014, Harold Calcari, my husband and co-owner of Willow Meadow Farm passed away.  He was beloved by people and animals alike.  His loving, caring ways touched the hearts of many.

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The goats were all sold to loving homes/farms.  The chickens traveled as a flock with their coop to a new farm.  I, Helen Boland, packed up a few belongings and along with my dogs, Micah and Sunny, traveled clear across the country to our new home In Walla Walla, WA.

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At Willow Cottage Farm I raise chickens and many fruits and vegetables in the milder climate and longer growing season of eastern Washington.

Fresh, free range eggs for sale for $3.00/dozen002

I am available to farms to assist with goat birth, trim hooves and provide farm animal and pet care while you are away or unable to provide your own animal care.  img_0717

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Baby Ducks!!!

I tried out my first  batch of duck eggs in my new incubator with SUCCESS!!

19 little baby ducks hatched this past week.  Mixed breed – Dads are Indian Runner and moms are Indian Runner, Khaki-Campbell, Swedish and crosses – Indian Runner/Peking, Indian Runner/Swedish.

Ducklings are available at $4.00 each, minimum of 4.

Pictures will be added soon.

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Meet Gus, livestock guardian in training.

Gus moved to Willow Meadow Farm in January.  He is a lovable, bouncy 2 1/2 year old lab/Great Pyrenees.  Gus was born at Proctor Hill Farm with goats, poultry, barn cats and horses.  He then spent the next two years living in Worcester with a young family before coming to us.  He is very affectionate enthusiastic and eager to please like a lab  and calm and attentive to the goats and poultry like a Pyrenees.  He is an apprentice to Sunny, our Australian shepherd mix who is training him to patrol and guard the property.

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Winter at Willow Meadow Farm

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Ducklings!

We have 19 ducklings.  Grace, our Indian Runner duck hatched 8 ducklings on July 15th.  All are healthy and thriving amongst the corn, squash and broccoli in the garden.  They enjoy their own kiddy pool.

It looks  like at least one is pure Indian Runner.  One is a Khaki Campbell/Indian runner cross.

One is a Peking/ Swedish cross. Two are Indian Runner/Swedish.  Not sure of the other 3 or

gender yet.

Phaedra, our Khaki Campbell duck, hatched eleven ducklings 2 weeks ago.  They are living in the duckling “nursery”  – a 16′ X 4′ covered enclosure in the garden.  They are all mix breed – Swedish/Peking, Swedish Indian Runner, Khaki Campbell/Peking, Khaki Campbell/Indian Runner.

Phaedra’s babes at 2 weeks old.

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Hot June days in the meadow.

Robin eggs in the trumpet vine along the fence.

Farmer joy!

Trace of Silver – browsing.

 

 

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New hens are enjoying their new home and pasture!

Foraging in the freshly mowed pasture.

Our young rooster has taken charge of our eight new hens.  He’s doing an excellent job leading them into the pasture by day and then back to the coop in the evening.   They have settled in nicely and are laying lots of eggs!

Georgie Junior and his new hens.

Free range heaven!

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Willow’s doeling available!

This pretty little girl is spunky and bouncy.  She has her mom’s length and good looks at 3 days old!  Available at $450.

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Avalon had twins!

Fairlea Avalon had buck/doe twins shortly after noon today. The sire is

MI Sugar Creek YO Toshiba.   The doeling is a multicolor buckskin and the buckling is gold and white like his mother.

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Avalon and Nashoba are due any day!

Fairlea Avalon and Fairlea Nashoba are best friends and do practically everything together.  They might just have their babies together this week!  Avalon is at day 146 and  Nashoba is at day 144. Both does are showing signs of kidding soon.  They will probably kid in the next few days!

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