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Red Oak Farm and Apiary LLC

Red Oak Farm and Apiary LLC Pastured Heritage Pork; Duck & Chicken Meat & Eggs; Heirloom Vegetables; Honey & Bees Wax Products; Hand Crafted Alpaca Fleece Accessories

Operating as usual

Did You Know That Possums Eat Almost All Your Yard Ticks?
04/22/2016
Did You Know That Possums Eat Almost All Your Yard Ticks?

Did You Know That Possums Eat Almost All Your Yard Ticks?

At night, when you catch sight of an opossum in your car headlights, you are allowed to think, 'That is one ugly little animal.'But what opossums lack in looks, they make up in originality.They're America's only babies-in-the pouch marsupial.They're a southern species -- proper name Virginia opossum…

04/17/2016
Insider

Insider

This army of 900 ducks keeps a South African vineyard in pristine condition.

03/22/2016

1 year-old laying hens $10.00 each-various breeds; duck pairs $25.00 a pair (Peking, Rouen; Swedish; Khaki Campbell)

03/22/2016

Today begins the official shutting down of the farm. The pigs are gone this morning. The ducks and chickens in the next two weeks. We have baby rabbits that need homes and would like to sell them for $20.00 each towards the girls summer camps

There is a summary below.

Thanks to all of you who have hung in with us as we have weathered this storm.

After 8 years in court to defend our property rights and the right to farm against one plaintiff/ two law-suits: the first non-suited, the second the refiled non-suited case claiming over $900,000 in damages (300,000 times the amount of the first case filed only 6 months previously); resulting in a dubious award of $45.00 to the plaintiff plus $150,000 in attorney fees- our appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court (for an additional cost of $40,000 to us) but resulting in a unanimous decision by the justices that attorney fees were NOT recoverable under this statute-which meant that but for her strategy to run-up attorney fees as punitive damages not permitted under the statute in question; there was actually no financial merit to her timber complaints EVER). All other counts and complaints were dismissed, dismissed with prejudice of were "found" for us. All of the details are on file in the records for Fauquier County Civil court.

As retribution for losing her protracted civil case against us and the Supreme Court appeal (ironically she owes us $10,000 in court costs from the appeal) she has now filed misdemeanor charges in the Fauquier County General District court which we have to appear to defend ourselves against on April 20, 2016 to the tune of another $3,500.

She has done us irreparable financial harm; she has taken us out of commerce; we did receive an out of the blue offer for our property the other day: 108 acres in Northern Fauquier county with 7 subdivisions: for $50,000. Although we can not tie the offer to her we suspect that is where it comes from.

We will maintain the property in agriculture with honey bees and alpacas. Possibly work out a lease with a local farmer to put some cattle here. We are working on some creative financing/refinancing to at best keep the land or at worst not sell it for less than the market value. (And for those who have known us for years asking why didn't you sell sooner: a property that is involved in litigation can not be sold-hence the strategy to keep us in litigation-one of her strategies; and a property in litigation does not qualify for refinance loans-another strategy and finally a land-locked property with on road-maintenance agreement is almost impossible to sell: which is why she refuses to reinstate or renegotiate a RMA. She is after all a real-estate investor with over 30 years experience in residential, commercial and investment real estate.)

No, there is no protection for us under the law against malicious prosecution. Unless she is worth a mint no attorney that we have talked with will touch it. Even with all that we have been through the burden of proof is apparently too high. Her $45.00 award precludes our recovering any of our losses despite the gross imbalance between the award and the costs involved to obtain it and despite that we offered to reforest the $45.00 (5-7 trees located on the property line) back in 2010.

What a "cool" idea
03/18/2016

What a "cool" idea

What a great idea for you and your kids and grandkids.

Cuttin Up Radio
02/15/2016

Cuttin Up Radio

5 Reasons Being A Farm Kid Rocks!

Thanks DonandEva Pullen
01/30/2016

Thanks DonandEva Pullen

A little education on terminology.

Heading to the pig and alpaca troughs as we speak!
01/21/2016

Heading to the pig and alpaca troughs as we speak!

Did you know that if you put bottles with saltwater in the big water bowls, then the water will not freeze to ice? Worth a try for dogs or horses. đź‘Ť #lopeforhope

MORE BARN YARD HUMOR
01/17/2016

MORE BARN YARD HUMOR

*Groan*.

Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele
01/08/2016

Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele

Now you know....reason #44,586 to raise your own backyard flock!

Happy Holidays Everyone!
12/21/2015

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Haha...

Protect The Harvest
12/04/2015

Protect The Harvest

Temple Grandin, animal welfare expert and advocate for responsible cattle care and handling, shows us that you can be involved in animal agriculture/consume meat AND have respect for animal welfare. Those two ideas are not mutually exclusive, despite what animal rights activists would have you believe.

(Via My Beef Checkoff)

Comedy Club 24/7
11/16/2015

Comedy Club 24/7

your daily dose of fun

Thanks Cristie L Lawing for sharing this
11/03/2015

Thanks Cristie L Lawing for sharing this

If you're ever unsure if an egg is still good or not - do the float test! - Yvette

09/07/2015
FOX 2 Detroit

Because sometimes...you just need to see video of a cat petting a pig to sleep.

Because sometimes...you just need to see video of a cat petting a pig to sleep. Have a great weekend everybody.

Even a little self-sufficiency goes a long way
09/06/2015

Even a little self-sufficiency goes a long way

:)

09/04/2015
Paulette

Chicken agility training.

* For licensing / permission to use: Contact - licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom

09/02/2015
FHM

As I told one o our daughter's-in-law: If it can happen anywhere; it can happen here! Although those are not my or APC's toes.

Here, have a snoring duck. Enjoy it.

Or a armer's
08/30/2015

Or a armer's

Genius!!!! #RedneckSelfieStick

Another farm funny
07/27/2015

Another farm funny

The finished product zucchini linguini with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese
07/24/2015

The finished product zucchini linguini with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese

Zucchini Linguini: Sautee in EVOO w/ chopped garlic until al dente. Serve with the sauce or your choice. Here is a quick...
07/24/2015

Zucchini Linguini: Sautee in EVOO w/ chopped garlic until al dente. Serve with the sauce or your choice. Here is a quick fresh idea from the bounty of your garden, CA or local Farmer's Market: on a baking sheet coated with cooking oil or parchment paper toss 2 pints of cherry tomatoes with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, salt and pepper ( I really have become a lemon pepper addict), and if you like a little heat a pinch of crushed red pepper. Bake at 450 for 10 to 15 minutes. Or until tomatoes are soft and or slightly charred. Add the tomato mixture to the hot cooked pasta of your choice. Tossed with fresh chopped parsley and/or basil. Sprinkle with goats cheese, feta cheese or parmesan. The Greek cucumbers and the roasted tomatoes with zucchini vegetti our dinner at Red Oak Farm tonight.

Greek Salad Cucumbers(4 servings):1-2 (preferably garden fresh*) cucumbers cut into quarters lengthwise; sprinkle to tas...
07/24/2015

Greek Salad Cucumbers(4 servings):1-2 (preferably garden fresh*) cucumbers cut into quarters lengthwise; sprinkle to taste with-vinegar (I like red wine or rice wine); oil (EVOO or grape seed); pinch of sugar; salt & pepper (or lemon pepper-in this case do not add salt as LP usually contains salt); Feta Cheese and dill(*)

07/06/2015

I will be in Warrenton tomorrow around 10:00; let me know if you need eggs this week

07/06/2015
The Week UK

This is VERY COOL! Enjoy.

Anand Varma - Photographer, a photographer for National Geographic, captured the first 21 days in the life of bees, as they develop from eggs to larvae to fully fledged insects. The incredible footage was presented at a TED Talk on 11 May to raise awareness of the dwindling bee population, which is under threat.

Music by Rob Moose - @mooseofrob

B.o.B
07/02/2015

B.o.B

The Oasis
07/02/2015

The Oasis

The pool is open
07/02/2015

The pool is open

The lower garden. Melons squashes and cucumbers
07/01/2015

The lower garden. Melons squashes and cucumbers

07/01/2015

As many of you know we had an especially challenging spring this year with our oldest daughter's illness and diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. We are now catching up and are ready to begin marketing our farm products for the year. I will be delivering to the Warrenton on Wednesdays. This week I will be in town today (Between 3-5 PM) and Friday (TBA)-don't forget to plan on extra eggs for 4th of July Picnics!

1.) We have EGGS! Chicken $4.50 per dozen. Duck $6.00 (based on availability-sold out this week)

2.) We will be culling roosters in the next couple of weeks,

These are stock not meat birds. They will be $10.00 each; each one makes 4-6 quarts of homemade stock. (Food process the meat skin and cooked veggies for homemade moist pet food)
OR
Purchase broth for $4.00/quart (delivered frozen in 1 QT. freezer bags) and pet treats for $2.00/pint size bag)

3.) Produce: I will keep you posted as these become available.

We have been planted a variety or tomatoes, okra, green beans, summer squashes, cucumbers for salads and pickling (I am quite excited about the Lemon and the Armenian Cucumbers-new varieties for us); Pumpkins for carving and cooking and Blue Hubbard Squash-an Heirloom pie squash.
Lavender, Nasturtium, and Sunflowers

And we are already planting our starter plants for fall veggies: Greens, Salad Mixes, cabbages, etc.

4) IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN MEAT CHICKENS or Duck. We will order birds based on demand and the price will be based on quantity and whether or not you participate in the processing. Please let us know ASAP as we will be ordering birds for ourselves.

5.) Coming this fall: Pastured/Forested Yorkshire and Berkshire Pork. We will process based on demand. Please let us know ASAP the cuts and quantity that you are interested in. Price is based on cuts and quantity.

6.) Honey: Unfortunately, I lost 5/7 hives this winter: my first losses since beginning 5 years ago; that said their may be a very limited amount of honey available late in August.

7.) Shearing Our Alpacas next week and will be Sending the fleece to be made into some wonderful hand made stuffed animals etc.

06/29/2015

The Oasis

A Place At The Table
06/27/2015

A Place At The Table

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Markham, VA
22643

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