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19 October 2012
Our baby chicks arrived today for the Groton student-run CSA. We will be providing shareholders and the cafeteria with fresh organic eggs and other farm produce. Follow @GrotonFarms on Twitter for the latest updates.
The infamous "spit lab" to test the effects of temperature and pH on the effectiveness of the enzyme salivary amylase. We learned that this enzyme definitely has optimal conditions at which it will break down complex carbohydrates.
This weekend, several members of Food, Land, and You began building our 12'x8' chicken coup, which will house the hens we are purchasing for the Groton School CSA. Our class has decided to go with Barred Rock hens because of their good temperment, hardiness in cold weather, and excellent laying ability. With the 12 hens ordered we should produce enough eggs for our sharemembers and the school cafeteria.