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The Surprising Truth About Mixed Breed Dogs

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Sunday July 14, 2013   -   By Petra

If you’re a dog lover, you’re probably aware that many people feel mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when two or more breeds are blended together, there’s less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific...

Conference Review

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday November 28, 2012   -   By Emily

The second weekend of November, I attended the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's annual conference and had an absolutely wonderful time.  The ALBC's mission is to preserve rare breeds of livestock.  Most people think of tigers or pandas when...

A Time for Turkeys

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday November 16, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The time is nearing for a quintessential American tradition—eating turkey in November.  There is the fuss over the stuffing, the sauces, the mashed potatoes and the pumpkin pie, but the turkey always remains the centerpiece.  Why...

Maternal Instinct

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Emily

We've had a second baby boom of sorts here at the farm lately. It's the time of year where we're happy to let the birds sit on eggs and hatch out their own broods. By this time of year, the incubator is silent, unless I'm hatching out a few quail or peafowl....

If You Believe in the Right to Choose Your Food - ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday June 28, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Barrow circa 1920 Heritage breed hogs are under attack by the Michigan Department of Natural resources. This is a picture of a Tamworth barrow that was a prize winning pig in 1920. Below is a picture of a Tamworth barrow today. To me...

What is the Ameraucana Chicken About?

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday May 28, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

The Ameraucana chicken, which is also spelled out as the Americana chicken in some cases, is one of the more interesting chickens to grow. It has one of the more attractive designs of any chicken to take a look at. The Ameraucana chicken was...

All about the Black Australorp Chickens

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday May 28, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

One of the best egg laying chicken is the black australop developed in Australia. Here keepers required a breed with the ability to lay consistently regardless of season or weather pattern. It is considered a large breed chicken with hens that weigh an...

Help Save Pasture-Raised Hogs in Michigan

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Conni

Hi all fans of our great Berkshire pork - this new Michigan DNR Order will affect all producers of "pastured pigs" - please read/watch this, and send an email to our Governor, the only one who can repeal this piece of bureaucratic nonsense, and...

Winter time and the living is easy?

Blog: Heritage Acres Farm   -   Wednesday November 30, 2011   -   By Steven

Just a quick introductory blog post to start out our Local Harvest Blog. Go to our website for more info and our formal blog www.stevemoize.com the site is new as of late November 2011, so be patient.  We lost our old web address, somehow it was...

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Blog: Blue Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 23, 2011   -   By Kim

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What’s Different about Heritage Breeds?

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 06, 2011   -   By Poly

What’s Different about Heritage Breeds?    The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy states that heritage chicken breeds must be an American Poultry Association (APA) standard breed. The chickens also must be allowed to...

Happy New Year

Blog: SlowMoneyFarm   -   Monday January 03, 2011   -   By Jan

It is only a slow season in comparison - but very busy in planning! 2011 holds some expansions, as highlighted in our other blog . Our poultry flock will have more Dominiques added and some Rhode Island Reds. We're looking forward to having ducks and turkey...

Heritage Chicken Breeds’ Various Values

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Sunday January 02, 2011   -   By Poly

Heritage Chicken Breeds’ Various Values   Monday, September 20, 2010 11:00 AM   By Abbie Stutzer   Tags: heritage breeds , chicken , raising chickens   ...

In the beginning.....

Blog: Iona Farm   -   Monday May 17, 2010   -   By Jennifer

When we moved to the farm, we had no clear idea of what to do with the property except that we were determined to be good stewards of the land. We had to build fencing to contain our three horses, and modify an equipment shed to provide them with shelter. So...

2010 Lambs are arriving

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Thursday March 18, 2010   -   By Miss Lisa

Beautiful lambs are starting to arrive! The Bluefaced Leicester ewe "Glory" has twins, a ram and a ewe. Two of the Leicester Longwool ewes have lambed. Beatrice has twins, a ram and a ewe, while Anna Harrison II delivered a huge single ram lamb of...

Some Examples of our Sheep

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Wednesday October 28, 2009   -   By Anne

The ram on the left is a January, English-type Suffolk ram, that has not seen grain since weaning and has been on pasture until being brought in for this picture.  The ram on the right is a May Ile de France/Dorset cross ram that was born and raised on...

Breeds of Sheep

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Monday April 20, 2009   -   By Anne

I'm trying to post an entry every Monday, and unfortunately the past week has been relatively uneventful.  Shearing of the ewes due to lamb in the next couple of weeks happened 2 weeks ago, and the rest of the flock is waiting patiently for the...

Chickens, Chickens, Everywhere

Blog: Cowmomma's Cupboard   -   Wednesday March 18, 2009   -   By Cowmomma

Today we have more open ground than snow covered turf and the chickens are out of the coop and back at work.  Reddy was out in the front pasture before it was even fully light this morning.  I don't think she trusts that the snow won't come back and...

New Direction

Blog: The Belson Farm   -   Saturday March 14, 2009   -   By Zandra

What a beautiful day we had today. March 14th is my late brothers birthday and he would have loved this day! Sunshine and a warming trend are a treat for us in Michigan in March. I am cleaning the chicken coop. Last fall we processed our 3 year old laying...


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