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How to Keep You Local Farmers Market Alive©

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Thursday January 24, 2013   -   By Arlene

Every minute of every part of the day we are awake we have choices to be made and most of us do not recognize them, want to recognize them or when we do recognize them even consider doing anything about them.   Life is hard...

summer on its way out & thank you for the rain

Blog: Meadowset Farm & Apiary   -   Monday September 03, 2012   -   By Thomas & Barbara

.....rainy day, allowing to catch up on some overdue farm paperwork. Milking sheep came to a close last week drying everybody off, ram is out and the annual Meadowset Farm honeymoon of our sheep has begun. This year was filled with activities getting our...

You're Milking What?

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday August 27, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

All good stories start “a long time ago…” which, when you’re a mature 23 years of age, eight years of hard work, study, and dedication seems like one of those legendary ages.  And, just like many of those great epic journeys, it starts in a very...

High Grain Prices Mean Alternative Feeds

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 24, 2012   -   By David

As feed prices rose as much as 25 percent in the last sixty days around our part of the country I began to contemplate how creative livestock farmers would become to stay profitable. Typically three things happen: 1) You thin the herd. 2)...

Hudson Farmers' Market Opens for the Fifteenth Sea...

Blog: Scarecrow Farm   -   Saturday May 05, 2012   -   By Virginia

The Hudson Farmers' Market opened today for the 15th Year at the Corner of Columbia Street and Sixth Street in Hudson, NY.  We added six new vendors:  Hill-over Health and Fresh (milk), Hawthorne Valley (yogurt, raw sauerkraut and pickles),Oliva...

Milk, Milk and more MILK!!!

Blog: Vineyard Farms   -   Tuesday July 19, 2011   -   By Anna

We are COVERED UP in milk!  Our Jersey cow is giving us gallons per day, and so are our dairy goats!  This is raw, unpasteurized milk, therefore is classified as "pet milk" in the state of Georgia.  If you are looking for a good source...

Sprung Spring

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Tuesday June 21, 2011   -   By Homestead Artisa

It's been awhile since I last visited, since spring sprung with such a vengeance we have been running as fast as we could to keep up. The first round of chicks graduated from the new little brooder house right to the freezer, our happy tummies, and to our...

Oxen alternative to beef

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday June 14, 2011   -   By Mary

The use of cattle for beef and dairy is not unusual in Colorado, but the training of oxen for draft and pleasure is.   Oxen are typically employed on the Eastern seaboard, while mules have been popular a long time in the South.   Here in the west...

Make Yogurt In A Crock Pot

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Wednesday February 23, 2011   -   By Poly

Make Yogurt In A Crock Pot Many of us, had no idea. After chatting with our freind Jackie last night, she mentioned she was makng yogurt in a crock pot. She graciously posted the link on our profile to share. BROUGHT TO US BY: BLOGSPOT365, via our...

Link Between Diet and Onset of Mental Illness

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday January 25, 2011   -   By Poly

So many health factors are triggered by diet and nutrition, some behavior is a result of bad diet, such as: compulsive lying, overeating, excessive smoking, alcohol binging. Most of us understand the links between diet and behavior, others are still wet...

ON RAW MILK SAFETY!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By Poly

ON RAW MILK : If we, as a collective group, do not stand up for our rights to consume healthy, or even unhealthy foods of our choosing, soon the F.D.A. will tell us what we can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and in between). ...

2011: Focus on Raw Milk Safety

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Monday January 24, 2011   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

2011: Focus on Raw Milk Safety What is safe raw milk? What does it look like in the barn, in the cows, in the sanitation, on the farm, in the tests, in the taste, in the quality. How do we make is so apparent to anyone that will look - how dedicated we are...

Questions/Invitation to discussion

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

I am a positive person. I say that to say who I am, but also to myself to remind me of this. In fitting in society, to complain, to talk of conspiracy, really, to tell of how little control one actually has over their life is about the most common talk there...

Protect Family Farms! Save Food Freedom!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Friday January 07, 2011   -   By Poly

Protect Family Farms! Save Food Freedom!   By Stanley Fishman, Author of Tender Grassfed Meat   The FDA has gone to war. It has marshaled all its resources, and obtained the support and help of...

Full Spectrum Lighting for Goats, Pigs, and Chicke...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday December 22, 2010   -   By David

Full Spectrum Bulb I first heard of full spectrum lighting several years ago. Full spectrum lights are the closest light to natural sunlight available. It got me to thinking about how it would effect livestock during the long days of winter here in...

Raw Goat's Milk Great for the Soil

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday December 01, 2010   -   By David

Raw Goats Milk When I first began to consider getting goats I had three reasons. I believe raw milk to be a great health food for my family. I wanted to supplement the pigs and chickens diet with raw milk. I had read some very interesting research...

Hello Stoughton Area farmland owner

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Saturday November 27, 2010   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

I'm late at so many things. Squandered October I did, just did not get it together. But that's the way it went, and it has always worked out. The animals are cared for, nothing is busted, so here we are. We are losing some of the land we have cared for so...

The betrayer

Blog: Trautman Family Farm   -   Thursday November 18, 2010   -   By Scott&JulieTraut

I am the betrayer. I am the one entrusted with their happiness. I am the one that brings them in every day, knowing that one day I will not let them out. I know that day will come, and that it will be unpleasant, and that I will feel bad. But I will be...

Meet the Goats

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday October 31, 2010   -   By David

I thought it was high time I introduce you to the goats! Meet  Milkyway and Lucy.   They are Purebred Oberhasli dairy goats. I decided some time ago after researching dairy goats that we would go with the Oberhasli breed. There are several...

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