December 31st: closure & reflection

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”   ~Francis Bacon There is a rhythm, a reliable cycle to life and I believe that nowhere is it more apparent than it is on a farm. And though Nature sometimes acts up–like last week’s temperatures that bounced around the low 20s and mid-30s for days; like a rainContinue reading “December 31st: closure & reflection”

USDA bulletin on the avian flu outbreak.

Are egg prices fixing to soar? At Big Branch Apiary we yoke (yolk) our prices to the cost of feed and strive to keep the cost down. A dozen of our fresh, free-range*, organic eggs sells for $5. Have Qs? Email us at or text us at 985-422-0880 for more info.

Fragile, but determined

Our turkey hens, usually excellent mothers, had to deal with a move in the middle of nesting season. As a result, they were forced to leave nests half full of their clutch–usually around 10 eggs for these hens–and start fresh in an unfamiliar coop. As a result they frequently changed nests, laying their eggs randomlyContinue reading “Fragile, but determined”