Welcome toΒ 13-Mile Farm in Kurtistown, Hawai’i.

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We are located onΒ six rural acres about 12 miles south ofΒ Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Our farm is mauka the highway and near Plant It Hawai’i, Punachicks Farm, and Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. We plan for self-sufficiency by growing fruits and vegetables, and raising chickens, goats, and bees.

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4 days ago

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Kid'll eat ivy, too 🎢 But today, we're having banana leaves 🍴 ... See MoreSee Less

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Why does she look at the camera? Did you call to her or is she simply in it for the vanity?

Puffin is a real kid!!

Awe, the NEW kid!

I love little goats.

Wouldn't you?

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5 days ago

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The newest member of the 'ohana is Puffin, a 5 month old goat girl from Landwoven Farm near us. She is very friendly and awfully cute. Suzy is not too sure what to think, yet, but seems to be accepting the youngster so far. πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

The newest member of the ohana is Puffin, a 5 month old goat girl from Landwoven Farm near us. She is very friendly and awfully cute. Suzy is not too sure what to think, yet, but seems to be accepting the youngster so far. πŸ˜€

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What a wonderful farm you and Leslie have.

2 weeks ago

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Wish we had that grass in hot/dry California. Nice coop.

The chicks are all grown up 😁

When can we taste them?

Do you have any problems with the 'io? A couple of my free-range chickens have vanished without a trace recently, and the only explanation I can think of is that they were taken by hawks. (Safe from dogs and thieves, no trail of feathers, no bodies...)

What color eggs do they lay?

I think black birds should lay blue-gray eggs. Or maybe purple... or lavender...

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3 weeks ago

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Suzy eating kale and sharing with her friends. πŸπŸ΄πŸ“ ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh, I'm in love with the snatching chicken.

Well somebody might must like kale! Good job Suzy and the girls!

3 weeks ago

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I just wanted to plug Drake's app that interprets the Hawaiian moon calendar for agricultural and fishing activities. For Android devices, such as my pixel phone, it is called, "Ka Huna." I think it has a different name for iPhone users.
Every day you see what is recommended for planting and fishing, sort of a Farmer's Almanac, Hawaiian style.
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3 weeks ago

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Chick Swap inaugural this past Saturday at the Hilo Coffee Mill. We talked sustainable poultry at our booth and neighboring booths sold baby chicks, guinea keets, turkey poults, and ducklings.
Come visit first Saturdays 9 - 2. There will be more vendors next month. Great place to buy locally raised backyard and homestead poultry from people you can talk to.
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Chick Swap inaugural this past Saturday at the Hilo Coffee Mill. We talked sustainable poultry at our booth and neighboring booths sold baby chicks, guinea keets, turkey poults, and ducklings.
Come visit first Saturdays 9 - 2. There will be more vendors next month. Great place to buy locally raised backyard and homestead poultry from people you can talk to.

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And, ducks other than Muscovys. πŸ¦† Candi had Runners and Campbells, too!

I'm so glad you got pictures. I thought about it when I got home. Thank you so much for coming out hopefully we'll see you at the next one also.

What a great way to educate the community and share the labors of your hard work. All the very best of success.

Sounds great. Nice to know that there is a local source for Guinea hens.

what a great idea, you are so smart.

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4 weeks ago

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One of the fun highlights of the Slow Poultry Seminar was Jim Adkins teaching how to handle a chicken for inspection. Here is Brian Koningisor owner of Big Island Poultry holding a chicken for the first time! πŸ“ ... See MoreSee Less

One of the fun highlights of the Slow Poultry Seminar was Jim Adkins teaching how to handle a chicken for inspection. Here is Brian Koningisor owner of Big Island Poultry holding a chicken for the first time! πŸ“

1 month ago

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The boys are getting colorful! Come meet them and Jim Adkins for a day of Slow Poultry learning at 13-Mile Farm this Saturday the 26th. Check it out: spnusa.com/slowpoultry ... See MoreSee Less

The boys are getting colorful! Come meet them and Jim Adkins for a day of Slow Poultry learning at 13-Mile Farm this Saturday the 26th. Check it out: spnusa.com/slowpoultry

1 month ago

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The chicken nipple watering system has never been totally satisfactory in the layer coop. They drip just enough to keep that corner damp pretty much all the time. Then, yesterday, one of the nipples fell off and...whoosh...my rain-harvest 20-gallon catchment (a Brute garbage can) emptied itself into the litter. Rather than replace that nipple, I decided to replace them all.
I already had the catchment feeding a goat trough in the yard outside the coop, so I got another trough and hooked it up where the nipples were. With the addition of a no-perch board above the trough, I think the chickens will have easier and more natural access to water...and no more wet corner! #happychickens πŸ”
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The chicken nipple watering system has never been totally satisfactory in the layer coop. They drip just enough to keep that corner damp pretty much all the time. Then, yesterday, one of the nipples fell off and...whoosh...my rain-harvest 20-gallon catchment (a Brute garbage can) emptied itself into the litter. Rather than replace that nipple, I decided to replace them all.
I already had the catchment feeding a goat trough in the yard outside the coop, so I got another trough and hooked it up where the nipples were. With the addition of a no-perch board above the trough, I think the chickens will have easier and more natural access to water...and no more wet corner! #happychickens πŸ”

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Nice save. What is the float that you are using?

Lots of work