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Crow’s Nest: Sunday Sunrise

August 30, 2015

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

The days are getting shorter and the hour when I open the chicken coop is getting closer to the start of day. This is the view today, looking across at the cornfield.

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Crow’s Nest’s 620 acres includes about 180 that are leased farmland, a rotation of field corn, soybeans, winter wheat and rye, and hayfields. That’s not including the handful of acres devoted to prescribed grazing for habitat improvement and a winter pasture used to support the steers when they are not working the habitat areas. Nor does it include the yard where our chickens range.

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