Moving the hens

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Moving the hens

It’s spring (sort of) and it’s time to move the hens and their egg-mobile to their summer pasture.  This year they will have two one acre pastures to roam.  One pasture encloses our orchard.   Here the hens can gobble up caterpillars, beetles and other creepies that want to eat our fruit.  They can do this safely because of Riley and Star our wonderful Great Pyrenees guardian dogs.

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Piglets!

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Piglets!

Eleanor has done it again with 10 beautiful little piglets born on Easter weekend. New births are such a miracle! We do not use gestation crates and we have no heat lamps but good mothering instincts are able to handle it! The piglets went outside on the first nice day and started rooting in the dirt immediately.

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Wheat and digestion issues

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Wheat and digestion issues

Why are some people reacting to wheat products? What I have discovered in the last year through research and my own experiences are that there are three things that we can do to make wheat (and other grain products) much more digestible. Eat only organic grain: It is common practice in conventional farming to spray grain with herbicide (such as Roundup) just prior to harvest in order to force the grain to channel it’s energies into producing seed. It also starts the drying process. Organic grain is never...

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Henry and Eleanor

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Henry and Eleanor

Winter brings the pigs into a more permanent paddock. They love rooting around in the snow and chewing on old stumps. They keep warm by burying themselves in hay in their shelter. Eleanor will have piglets again in early April. The other two girls will be let in with Henry in a couple of weeks so that they too can give us babies in the spring time.

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Winter on the farm

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in News | 1 comment

Winter on the farm

Even in winter the animals love being outdoors! Our yet-to-produce-an-egg ducks are the first to venture onto the snow followed by the chickens who HATE snow. With the mild weather yesterday I even caught the ducks swimming in their water pail! The pigs (in the background) still love to root around and scratch themselves on trees. But, spring is coming and with it will be new piglets, new chicks, and a lot more eggs (maybe even duck eggs!)

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What is family farming?

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Forrest Pritchard’s book, “Gaining Ground” is a wonderful read about family, farms, and the importance of farmer’s markets.   Here is a talk he did.   I have a few copies of his book that I will bring with me to market on Saturday, December 20th for those who are interested – guaranteed to make you roll with laughter and learn a ton.

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