Spring Grazing 2016

At this time last year our cows had been out on pasture for a little over a week. This year, …

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Chicken Coop Stocking Density

Stocking density: lower must be better, right? Most of the certifying bodies that address “humane” livestock production, in this specific …

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Winter Outerwear

At long last winter is upon us. We’ve endured an extra month or two of very warm (above freezing) weather …

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Early Spring Stuff

After a bit of a cool spell, it looks like we’re back into a fairly warm dry spring.  At this …

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Spring Thaw Problems

I know I shouldn’t complain about the recent warm-up that we’ve been experiencing.  From the look of it we could …

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These Gloves

I’m always on the lookout for a good pair of work gloves, especially winter work gloves. I can usually wear …

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Cow Snowday

The cows were out chasing each other around in circles in the new snow. Apparently kids will be kids, irregardless …

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Planting Done

On Friday our neighbor Tim showed up with his new (old) grain drill and got all of our new pastures …

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Brooding Chicks

So with it being spring we decided to get started with raising some meat chickens.  We thought we’d get a …

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Getting Springy

Our thermometer hasn’t hit a negative temperature reading in a few weeks. In fact, we’ve hit some pretty good above-freezing …

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