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Our New Deere

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday May 31, 2012   -   By Emily

Yesterday, Dan and I spent a good part of the evening on yet another restoration project.  We're now the proud owners of a John Deere that will make making hay a whole lot easier.  While we have been using the dump rake for the last few seasons, and...

A New Idea

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday October 03, 2011   -   By Emily

On a farm, like any other business, you have to make sure you have the right tools to get your work done.  Sometimes, that means replacing something that is worn out or otherwise not useful anymore.  (i was going to say outdated, but then again, we...


Dry Dry Year

Blog: Elliott Family Farm   -   Thursday August 25, 2011   -   By Samuel

2011 has been a very dry year. It has been very challenging to attempt farming. The word is that produce crops are failing all over East Texas or have already failed. The only bright spot on Elliott Family Farms has been sweet potatoes. We planted them in out...

Save Your Fuel Money Eat More Pork

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 26, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs Plowing Here at Spring Hill Farms we don't like buying $4 a gallon gas anymore than you do. We don't like buying gasoline or diesel at any price as far as that goes. That's one of the main reasons we employed Tamworth pigs to renovate...

The end of an amazing day

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Wednesday January 12, 2011   -   By Megan

Today started out pretty normal, feeding, watering, moving livestock around, checking puppies, etc. Two of our sustainers are visiting and have been building our new website while they are here. Bless them! We looked into getting the ATV fixed so it would be...

New Gadgets

Blog: Portage River Farm   -   Wednesday July 22, 2009   -   By John

Over the holiday we drove down to southern Ohio and visited my parents. It was relaxing and nice to catch up with family and friends. I attended a class reunion, we watched the fireworks, ate lots of great food and played lots of badminton . My parents'...


Really Old School

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday June 26, 2009   -   By Emily

We went to a farm auction on Wednseday looking to pick up some equipment to make haymaking easier.  Although the hay loader went out of our price range, we were able to pick up a dump rake. It was quite the conversation piece; many of the older men...

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