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100 Donated Dozens & a Broken Wing

It's August, and we hit a milestone this past week. Our August 12th drop-off of 8 dozen eggs pushed us over 100 dozen eggs donated for the year, which is still "year zero". The leghorns and other spring chickens have started laying in earnest, which has upped production significantly.

Another big step is coming up in a couple weeks, when 55 new chicks will arrive. We're not quite ready, although we have a plan in place.

The plan is going to be a bit tougher to execute than I'd hoped, as I had a little mishap this week as well. Trying to take care of a tree that was damaged in a recent storm, I broke my right forearm.

So, for roughly the next six weeks, we'll be at limited capacity. No major projects, no compost turning, and no food waste pickups.

We'll keep dropping off eggs, raise the new chicks, and taking care of the farm. But this is setback for sure. A few days in, I'm already stir-crazy...but hopefully I'll be back in action around the time the weather cools off enough to make project work comfortable, and for all those fall leaves that will make wonderful compost browns.

In the meantime, we'll keep doing what we can to do a little good before we can get back into the swing of things.

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