Square for Meat: still not there yet

Before we did our first market we went ahead and ordered up a pair of Square credit-card readers to use …

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Hello Feeder Calves

The cows and bull may be gone, but they’ve made way for this big group of feeder calves. Twenty eight …

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The Cow Obesity Epidemic

I’m beginning to think that there’s an obesity epidemic among the cattle here in Minnesota. I’ve spent some time at …

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Farewell Cow/Calf Herd

Today was a bit of a sad day. After hearing that we’d be doing the Saint Paul Farmers Market this …

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Hooray! Oh No!

We’ve been looking for another farmers market to attend next year. We were hoping to land another market in the …

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Juice!

Some months ago (6 of them to be exact) a bulldozer showed up in our alfalfa field. First there was …

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Advanced Craigslisting

A while back I wrote a bit about how I’m using a little web-based service called IFTTT to automate the …

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Distillers Grain Handling

So we’ve got a few months experience with feeding wet distillers grain, and we’ve come up with a few things …

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A Quick Illustration of the Absurdity of Commodity Markets

Lets just say you bought a feeder pig in June. That pig would have weighed about 50lbs. and cost you …

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Piglet Processing

We weaned the last summer litter of piglets today. I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain a bit of …

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