Winter Chickens

Of all the animals on the farm, the chickens experience the biggest change during the winter.  Chickens are naturally photo-sensitive, …

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If This Then Awesome

If you spend as much time browsing Craigslist as I do, then you might just love a little tip I …

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Chicken Coop Rehab: Part 3

We’ve just finished up the work on the chicken coop for the year. With winter looming we knew that there …

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The Turkeys: 2013

The turkeys were the one unequivocal flop on the farm this year.  Not everything can be a rousing success the …

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Interesting Spray Foam

So the weather is about to take a several-month long turn into the below-freezing realm.  In preparation, I’ve been working …

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Pigs in the Cornstalks

We’ve completed the last big fencing project of the year.  We quickly put up some temporary electric fence around all …

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Thanks for the Turkey

The water in the scalder was heating up.  The water was on, the plucker was ready, the knives, bags and …

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Turkey Fight!

I’ll say one thing for the Turkeys, they are occasionally entertaining. Like this little fight that broke out the other …

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The Pigs: 2013

All the way back in January, it seemed to strain credulity to believe that we could sell 3 entire pigs. …

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Wrong Tool for the Job

The cold weather seems to have sounded the death knell for our cordless power tools here on the farm.  I’ve …

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