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Blog: Thousand Hills Ranch   -   Thursday July 18, 2013   -   By buckaroo7

Our daily life involves kids.  Of course they make every event interesting.  From chores, errands, dad's work with the cattle and putting up hay, their perspective can make you laugh or cry.  The big girls are riding to check the cows on summer...

Growing Up Oxen

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday July 01, 2013   -   By Emily

I know, it's been quite awhile since my last post.  While spring & summer are always busy times, it seems this year has been even more so.  For the first time, neither Dan nor I have full-time jobs away from the farm, so we've been able to...

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Why Raw Milk?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday June 21, 2013   -   By Katie

Why Raw Milk?One of the commitments our family made as part of the Locavore90 challenge is to find local sources for our meat, eggs and dairy. This week I had the privilege of speaking with several local dairy farmers as part of my search for the right...

Is it summer yet?

Blog: Scotch Creek Farm   -   Friday June 07, 2013   -   By Carrie

I don't know if a farmer ever gets caught up with the farm. I know I don't. I have learned to be a little more tolerant of weeds as they have been helpful in drought years. I have learned that when you have 5 dozen (extra) eggs you NEED by the weekend 5 hens...

Bring on Spring!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Teresa

We survived the long winter, and although we're still melting from a surprise snowstorm over the weekend we know Spring is just around the corner! We had a very successful fall 2012 season.  So many new friends came to the farm and we are thankful for...

Cheesemaking

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday February 15, 2013   -   By Emily

Around our house, we don't really make a big deal of Valentine's Day. But this time of the year, Dan is at home more, and we had a lovely day together. So, what do a pair of farmers do to celebrate? In our case, we made cheese. We've seen that our...

Where has the year gone...

Blog: Yankee Doodle Farms   -   Saturday November 03, 2012   -   By Diane

Part of the year was spent helping mom recover from cancer.  She was diagnosed with lung cancer, scheduled for surgery to have part of her lung removed, had a heart attack, recovered, surgery rescheduled, had a successful surgery followed by radiation...

Fall Babies

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday October 15, 2012   -   By Emily

Although fall is generally harvest time and not baby season, we've had some adorable little ones join our family this month, bringing both happiness and heartache.  Our brood cow Lil usually has a calf each spring, but something happened and we noticed...

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Early Summer

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Tuesday June 12, 2012   -   By Teresa

I'd better start this post with a little prayer of thanks for the 1.5 inches of rain we got Sunday night.  This was the driest its ever been at planting time, and we desperately needed a rain to wet the soil so the pumpkin seeds could germinate. ...

A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Emily

What is it like to be a farmer? Here's an example of a typical spring day. This is an actual journal of a real day, selected at random, in this case Monday, April 30, 2012. Get up. As Dan checks on the large animals, I get up and check the incubator. ...

Crazy Busy

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Emily

Today, the sprouts and I are staying inside. It's snowing or sleeting or something out there, which just seems cruel after the 70 and 80 degree weather of a few weeks ago. But truthfully, it IS still early April, and after all, the barn coat is a much...

Dracula's blood thirsty days are done

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Friday December 09, 2011   -   By Mary

Count Dracula the calf has decided halloween is over.  He and Pink Nose the Calf are now very good friends with Butterball the Alpaca, who has helped him work through his numerous "issues" apparently.  Butterball himself used to...

I'll Miss Him

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday July 11, 2011   -   By Emily

   I'm having a rough day today. It's 90+ degrees out, which is just too hot for me...I'll find stuff to do indoors rather than be out in it, but it's hard not to feel like I should be out in the garden or mowing the lawn or doing...

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All Natural

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday June 27, 2011   -   By Emily

Another busy week here on the farm!  Last week was full of excitement. As I began the early Saturday garden rounds, I heard a soft noise coming from the turkey nest by the old greenhouse.  I knew that the Royal Palm hen had been sitting on a few...

Spring Chickens (& Calves & Pumpkins)

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Wednesday May 18, 2011   -   By Teresa

This is a great time of year at Bloom Where You're Planted Farm.  Rain has been plentiful, the grass and trees look lush and healthy, and the iris and peonies are starting to bloom.  In the next week or so we'll start planting some of our...

Milking Finni

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday May 02, 2011   -   By Emily

Last Monday, Dan had to go out of town for work.  He wasn't sure if he'd be gone for the day or for the better part of the week.  While I am very comfortable with all the animals, things always seem to go a bit goofy when I'm here alone.  I...

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Rain Delay

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday April 19, 2011   -   By Emily

April showers are still falling here at the farm, making it hard to get much done outside these days. I've been so excited to spend my first spring on the farm full time and have been anxiously awaiting conditions outside to dry out so we can begin the spring...

Meeting of The Minds

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Wednesday March 09, 2011   -   By shepherd

I am sure this farm does not run like a well-oiled machine. Matter of fact there seems to be only one thing that every species of animal agrees on around here. Can you guess what that is? That is right F-O-O-D. It always has to be time for food. When is it...

Picking up beef

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By Megan

Today my friend and I are going to get the beef shares for our members. We keep our beef flash frozen after dry aging, cutting and wrapping to ensure freshness. And the heath department wants it frozen for the farmers markets as well. We use 3 different...

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