Piper Hill Farm
11606 Bullock Road | Middleton ID 83644
HEALTHY • HANDS ON • HAPPY
BUILDING A FARM…
ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Our mission is to create a healthy, hands on and happy farm. All of our animals are fed organically. We know and love our animals and consider them part of our family, so their happiness and health is one of our primary goals.
Weeds are pulled, burned, or sprayed organically. The only weed we spot spray is Goat Head Weed, as well as pulling and burning them. We love our Earth and work to treat her well. Our love for our animals is part of our love for our Earth…
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Duck eggs are bigger than chicken eggs, plus their shells are really, really thick. Because of that, they are harder to crack. They are also a little richer, so they are yummy to use in baking. They make de-li-cious deviled eggs! If you want to learn more about the difference between duck and chicken eggs, click HERE.
Right now, we only have poultry. By that I mean, chickens, ducks, a small flock of Heritage turkeys and peacocks. The reason we are limited to these animals right now is because we are re-doing our pastures in 2019. Once they are re-seeded, and the pastures have nice pasture grass growing strong, then we will add beef cows. Beyond that, it depends on what Nancy can talk Larry into adding to the farm!
Yes, they do! Our flock consists of an Alpha male (our “Big Tom”), some younger males (we will keep one of those), and some hens (young ones and less young ones). We plan on letting them sit on eggs when the spring comes so that we can keep replenishing our flock. Also, weeding out the turkeys we are not interested in keeping, by having delicious organically fed turkey.
The turkeys have begun laying eggs, so we sell those eggs along with the duck and chicken eggs. They are between the size of the chicken and duck eggs and they have light brown speckles.
Thunder is a Maremma Sheepdog (meaning they were bred to guard sheep)—our “Livestock Guard Dog (LGD).” His breed came to the U.S. from Italy in the 1970s. Unfortunately, we don’t have livestock so he only has his two girls—the female labs—and us, to guard. And, in the future, when he is out with the livestock, he will protect them from predators.
He does bark when he hears the coyotes and sometime howls. He also waits and watches for the locally fed feral cats, barking, whining to them and wagging his tail. (He loves cats and wants to be their friend.)
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A SMALLER FOOTPRINT
Early in 2019, Nancy was part of the starting of a group to help heal the Earth. Continuing as an Administrator, she is committed to being part of a community that is working to, one person at a time, having an impact on healing the Earth. In the group, members post ideas, articles, and discuss possible changes to their life practices. Her basic belief is that we all can do something; one person at a time, one idea at a time, and together, we can make a difference. Come join us!