"Traveling in a purposeful manner, toward an unknown destination."

We don't exactly know where we are going, or what it will look like when we get there. Most of the time we lay out the grand plan, and things get in the way. We think that it makes sense to do this thing before that thing, and end up adding something else entirely different next, because the opportunity presented, or because something interfered with the things we had already considered.

Our little homestead/farm is definitely freeform design. We could also call it a flexible career path. We sell what we have that we can sell. We also sell a few products that we carry because they sell well. You may be sure that our inventory will change from month to month.

You can also be sure that all of our products and services are the best we can provide. They are often imperfect, because we live in imperfect circumstances. But they are good.

Our chickens may be no special breed, but they are cared for and kept healthy. They are fed as naturally as we possibly can feed them, and with as much non-commercial feed as possible. When we cannot free range them, we keep them in a coop with plenty of sunlight and fresh air.

Our rabbits are raised in cages. It is the only way we can raise rabbits at this time. They are sheltered from severe winds, but exposed to plenty of fresh air and sunlight. We feed them a range of foods, as naturally as we are able, with as little commercial feed as we can.

The other poultry and livestock we raise are similarly cared for. Even the snails that live in a large jar in the house, and eat aquatic plants that grow in their jar.

Our gardens don't have chemicals used on them. Who needs chemical fertilizer when you have rabbits? The only thing on our farm that we use chemicals on is the fire ants. Just no other way to stop the little buggers from killing baby animals.

I can't tell you what our plans are for growth, they are subject to change. I can't tell you where we are going. But I can promise I'll let you know when we get there.

Please ask if you are interested in purchasing any of these items. Some are seasonal.

We will create a PayPal invoice for you if you want to purchase.

 

Fermenta Cap Wide Mouth Airlock Lids - $9.50 each

Fermenta Dunk Glass Weight with Extender - $8.75 each
(2 small weights with 2 plastic extenders in quart and half gallon size)

Fermenta Wand Bubble Releaser - $4.50 each
(Flexible wood stick for releasing air in canning and fermenting jars)

 

Mormon Tea Plant - Male or Undetermined (Various American Ephedra Species)
Small, unbranched, rooted start. $15
Large, Branched, rooted start. $65

Mormon Tea Plant - Female (Various American Ephedra Species)
Small, unbranched, rooted start. $35
Large, Branched, rooted start, $135

 

Barnyard Cross Hatching Eggs
Any combination of Wyandotte, Redleg, Faverolle, Fayoumi, Jersey Giant
$1.50 per egg, minimum 6 eggs, plus $14 shipping for up to 24 eggs

Barnyard Cross Easter Eggers
Any combination of Americauna by Fayoumi, Faverolle, Redleg, Leghorn - you get blue or green eggs when you order these, to produce hens that will lay green, olive, or khaki eggs.
$2.50 per egg, minimum 6 eggs, plus $14 shipping for up to 24 eggs

 

Guinea Fowl Hatching Eggs - Standard Pearl Guineas
$18 per half dozen, plus $14 shipping (can combine with other items)

 

Aloe Coconut Salve
A natural salve made of Coconut Oil, Aloe Gel, Vitamin E and Beeswax
2 oz metal tin - $7

Aloe Gel with Vitamin E
Sealed 1 oz jar - $4
Sealed 4 oz jar - $15

We've completed the following, and are in the process of documentation:

* Cold brooding tests for baby chicks. Successful with cautions.
* Homemade incubator tests. Successful with adjustments.
* Soil and potting mix trials. Topsoil won. Every time.
* Mulch layer tests. Saved 70+% in water.
* Indoor growing of aquatic snails in a small system. Successful for a time (they died from a handling issue, by someone else).
* Indoor growing of duckweed. Successful.
* Indoor growing of mealworms. Successful for a time, hard to keep going with the method we tested. Will test again.
* Low input vermiculture. Successful with redworms, not with nightcrawlers.
* Natural feeding of rabbits. Successful in two variations.
* Natural feeding of chickens. Successful in several variations.
* Natural feeding of pigeons and quail. Successful with adaptations.
* Growing food from scraps. Ended with a book on the subject.
* Growing fodder in a small space. Still adjusting.
* Container garden experiments. Some success, some failure.
* Farmer's Market research and analysis for market potentials.

Currently we are working on pigeon breeding in various containments, pigeon breed restoration and creation of a new breed, dove breeding, chicken breeding and researching output of chickens raised without supplemental heat or lighting and production over 4-6 years of life, adapting a cheap greenhouse into a temporary barn (without cooking the animals), greenhouse experiments and microclimate experiments for over-wintering and winter production, and some mushroom growing experiments. We are also working on developing an herbal insect repellant. Of course, sometimes all this is just fancy terms for trying to do as much as possible with the lowest possible expense! :)

We communicate best by email. Please email farmer at coddiwomple farm dot com. We usually answer within a few hours, except weekends and holidays, so if you don't hear back from us, please try again.

We should have a functional phone number to list here soon.

The Rockwell Family
Coddiwomple Farm