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September 10, 2019

Lotsa Milk

With two fresh cows in the line, we have a good supply of milk. If you want us to catch up on missed milk earlier this year, let us know how many extra jars you would like. It's a good time to make ice cream, butter, sour cream, etc. Sign up for more herd sha...

July 10, 2019

I added a deliveries page to our website in the hopes that our farm share owners will check here to see the latest delivery information. I will update the info here as our deliveries roll each week and this will be a consistent page to check for your delivery status.

December 12, 2018

Now is a great time to buy Hamburger Shares from Helios Farms to provide your family with high quality convenient meals with the healthiest ground beef available. It is $750 total for a share of the beef cows, harvested, ground, packaged, and in your freezer. Think of...

October 27, 2018

Egg share reliability

Your egg deliveries in this past year have been sporadic. Over the past two years, our pastured flock was reduced in size by 80% by predators: bobcats, coyotes, skunks, and owls to name the main culprits. That kind of loss is not acceptable, so to...

March 17, 2018

There is a parable about the farmhand who puzzled the farmer that hired him by giving as his qualifications "I can sleep through a storm." I would love to be able to say that for the same reasons that farmhand did, but I can't fully claim that. Normally, I can sleep th...

March 2, 2018

I won't force you to read this whole blog entry to get to the link that lets you order our new gravity-separated cream share. Here's the link. Or you can just email or text me the message "Theo. I want to buy ten cream shares". Or one or two...you get the picture.

If yo...

March 1, 2018

I picked up hundreds of Freedom Ranger chicks last Wednesday in Tangent, Oregon and shuttled them to their new home. They spent a week in the new and incomplete walk-in freezer (warmed to 80 degrees, so not really a freezer yet) in small brooders, and over the last cou...

January 4, 2018

A question that comes up around the dinner table at the farm is: "How can anyone get by with just one milk share?" We have entire families that receive one half gallon of our milk, and that one jar is apparently all they use for an entire week. At the farm, we go throu...

December 1, 2017

Clara Calved Early

On November 29, Clara had a little Jersey heifer calf we are calling Chloe. After we got her all collected for her first milking at the dairy shed, Clara escaped and ran off for a few hours to see what the winter pastures had to offer. She was not int...

November 14, 2017

Planting and Growing Roofs

Shortly after we moved to this farm 5 years ago, we planted a single, garden-variety roof. Our skills at growing roofs were limited in those early days. The roof grew quickly in the Oregon winter rains, but our lack of experience stunted its g...

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