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November 21, 2018

Nana out on a cool day this spring at the egg mobile.

This next Wednesday, Nov. 28th, EVERY penny will go to Hospice of the Piedmont to honor this lady, Nan Brewer, my mom.  Some of you met her at the egg sales, some of you know her only through my mention of her.  What...

April 26, 2018

CLICK HERE to hear Tom and Kathleen, the Jolly Folly Farmers, talking flock on a local talk-radio show.

I felt nervous (which is hilarious in itself) and we didn't get to say everything we wanted to say because the time goes SO FAST.  But that's not a bad thing, because...

April 6, 2018

At our second duty station (read: about 100 years ago) we were fortunate to have a chaplain who grew up in Africa and kept his traditions, accent and amazing perspective.  Each Sunday he would stand at the front and ask, in a deep, booming A.M.E. voice: "Any praises or...

April 3, 2018

 I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I don't have a dog in the organic vs. traditional fight.  I also don't have a problem with roadside sellers who aren't farmers or those at farmer's markets and roadsides who farm some of their stuff and are just re-sellers f...

March 26, 2018

April is nearly here.  Roadside stands that close for the winter will be back up.  The Farmers' Markets will be re-opening.  As the public's interest in local and healthy food has increased, so has the number of venues in which millenials, hipsters, foodies (and even a...

March 22, 2018

Before I started raising my own eggs, I didn't really understand what a fresh egg was like.  I grew up in "the burbs" and ate food exclusively from a grocery store and our local farmer-owned dairy.  (Of course, in the 70s and 80s a lot of the food in our local grocery...

March 14, 2018

I had a customer tell me she's gotten many double-yolks.  She was so excited, and rightfully so: double-yolks are good luck!  And, better yet, they are loaded with more of the great nutrition locked in your organically fed, free roamin' egg.

However, it is super ra...

March 7, 2018

It is one of those days.  Those weeks.  Those months.  Normally here at Jolly Folly Farm, I try to stay focused on farming, farm issues, and animal welfare issues.  No one likes a whiner.  No one.   A few years ago there was another farmer who enjoyed whingeing. Everyw...

December 8, 2017

This springtime photo is a snapshot of how we here at Jolly Folly Farm try to all work together.  It's a few of our Rhode Island Reds as teens and the guard geese as babies. 

The chickens taught these baby geese how to find yummy clover and now, these little geese...

December 4, 2017

 Four days ago the good people at the Louisa County Sheriff's office were forced to take into custody about 500 animals they discovered in various stages of neglect (561 was the number I was given by a man caring for the animals post-seizure that I spoke to on the phon...

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