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At the Market, a visit to the Black Forest

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Wednesday December 25, 2013   -   By Lorrie

I returned from visiting Germany’s Black Forest, surrounded by organic and biodynamic farms and eating only fresh local food raised in the green lush countryside. It was thrilling to be just a 25 minute drive from a large city and be completely enveloped...

Lavender Pet Flea Repellant Sachets is our newest ...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Tuesday November 05, 2013   -   By Arlene

Lavender Pet Flea Repellant Sachets is our newest organic, chemical-free pet product     We thank you for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so place your order now.

When it Gets Hot

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday September 08, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

There’s no way around it, this week has been so hot and muggy you could just about cut the air with a knife.  Last night’s rainstorm was a blessed relief, but now the air is heavy and close like the tropics.  All the humans are doing their best to...

What are psychological needs for animals?

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Monday July 15, 2013   -   By Petra

Animals need to be free from hunger and thirst, animals need a fresh and regular supply of water and food, if they do not the animals will become stressed making their immune system weaker and susceptible to disease, but they would also become incredibly...

Herbal Healing for Pets

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday July 06, 2013   -   By Petra

Herbal Healing for Pets I will begin by stating that you should not attempt herbal healing for your pet unless you have a good understanding of what is ailing your pet. And a good understanding of the healing herbs. Don't guess.....check with a...

Calming Herbs for Animals & Their Humans

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday June 22, 2013   -   By Petra

As with humans, our animal friends are prone to anxiety and stress and sometimes require an herbal aid to help calm their nerves. Several herbs used for relieving stress in humans may be applied to cats, dogs, horses and birds. Calming herbs help cure...

...and Life goes on.

Blog: Foust Family Farms   -   Monday May 06, 2013   -   By Ron

 Has it been so long, since my last entry? My, how time flies, when you're working on a farm...or not! Hmm, goes on. what can I mean by that.  for all its tranquility, a farm is a site of Life and Death, on a regular basis.  Seed is...

Chickens and Autism

Blog: Three Dog Farmstead   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Christina

  Just wanted to link you to an article I read this morning. There are more and more stories these days of how chickens, and other poultry, are assisting individuals with autism and other mental and learning handicaps. It's quite a joy to read how folks...

Signs of Spring

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday April 24, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

After the recent snowing and blowing with cloudy skies, frozen ground, and not even a crocus to greet us, we are all in need of reminders that spring really will come this year.  Enough is enough of winter!  This time last year, the hens were...

Corn Pudding and other Dilemmas

Blog: The Farm at Mollies Branch   -   Wednesday December 26, 2012   -   By Diane

'Tis the day after Christmas; a day I am spending reflecting and planning. Family arrived yesterday, and we ate a meal of plenty followed by conversation and laughter. When they left, I felt content as I sat by the fire and opened up days worth of e-mail and...

Counting Down...

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday August 20, 2012   -   By Teresa

When we get into the month of August we usually start our countdown.  How many days until opening day of the pumpkin patch season?  How long do we have to get everything on the "To Do" list finished?  There's a list on our refrigerator...

The start of something

Blog: Shamrock Hill Farm   -   Sunday August 19, 2012   -   By Susan

As stated in my first entry,  I was going to tell how Shamrock Hill got started. I have always loved horses.  I am not sure that every little girl doesn't love horses some time in their life, but they tend to out grow the passion.  Me..never...

Never a Dull Moment at Jacob's Reward Farm

Blog: Jacob's Reward Farm   -   Tuesday August 07, 2012   -   By Cindy

As you can see, our blog here only takes us up to a certain point in our history.  For all the latest on Jacob's Reward Farm, please join us on our primary blog:, or on FaceBook at There,...

An alternative animal bedding

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Thursday February 23, 2012   -   By Mary

Keep the mud down in your animal pens.   Mud is dangerous to animals because the standing water can result in an unhygienic environment that can lead to disease in your animals.   If you cannot afford gravel, or sawdust or other celebrated beddings...

Are tree leaves nutritious for animals?

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday December 05, 2011   -   By Mary

We are currently testing the nutrient levels in the blood of our animals as we feed them tree leaves, and while tree leaves may seem unusual, they are common foods for animals in most other places.  The TDN, RFV, and mineral content varies considerably...

Tire bales make great shelters!

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Friday November 25, 2011   -   By Mary

We have built three new shelters in two days out of tire bales!   Each tire bale weighs 2,000 pounds, meaning that it not only provides excellent heat absorption during the daytime (keeping animals warm at night), but also that it recycles that...

Transforming metal into animals

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday November 06, 2011   -   By Mary

We love chemistry, its one of our favorite sciences. From the delicate workings of soil bacteria to the magnificence of the biosphere, there are always new questions and insights to gain. However, sometimes we learn something so astounding that the boasts of...

Baby Chicks

Blog: Cardinal Hill Farm   -   Thursday October 20, 2011   -   By Wayne and Kay

New baby chicks arrived this morning. All look healthy and ready to eat and drink. These little ones will be laying next spring. Can you believe it, getting ready for the spring market already!



Blog: Sweet Pumpkins Farm   -   Monday August 15, 2011   -   By Donna

Yesterday was a sad day here on the farm. The owners of the horses here had sold them off to a stable in Orange, MA. I was stocking up the farm stand when the trailer came for the boys. My two horse friends were picked up and are now gone. The...

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