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How to Keep Deer out of the Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 21, 2014   -   By Katie

One of the farm’s Facebook friends recently asked about keeping deer out of the garden. I don’t know what kinds of pests you deal with in your neck of the woods, but in Southwest Michigan this is a very poignant question! There are lots of supposedly ...

Under The Fence

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Friday September 27, 2013   -   By shepherd

Recently, we have done dramatic changes to the goat/sheep barn. The new design has alleys that have gates and goes to individual stalls and the milk room. Gates mean we can shut off areas that we don’t want anyone going into. However, there are a couple of...

We have moved our herd of dairy goats.

Blog: Organic Goat Farming   -   Thursday September 19, 2013   -   By Thomas

We have moved our herd of Shalom dairy goats.  We have moved to  the Cumberland County so we're still in Tennessee.  We have three breeds of goats, LaMancha, Nubian and Saanen.  I was hoping to find a Sable Buck to breed to our Two Saanen...

The Chickens Next Door

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

The moral of today’s post is that a major component of suburban/urban chicken keeping involves being a good neighbor… sweater or otherwise. Let’s face it – not everyone thinks keeping chickens is a super idea, regardless of how many benefits...

Planting Experimental Potatoes

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 03, 2013   -   By Katie

Since it didn’t snow yesterday (yes!) I spent some time planting potatoes and lettuce in the main garden. Lettuce will go in under plastic row covers in some of our narrow beds (2' x 12'), along with spinach which overwintered and is already growing. I’m...

Early Spring 2013 Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 01, 2013   -   By Katie

NOTE: Ooops! Somehow I managed to only save this as a draft and did not publish it. This was supposed to be posted on April 1 (no joke). Keep that in mind as you read my "today"s and "yesterday"s. - Farmer Katie Today’s Headline: No...

Training Pigs to Electric Fence

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday February 26, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Gilt Pigs are easily to keep in with electric fence. But training them to respect it is critical. When we start new piglets out here on the farm. We always take them through a training process. Without training them you will end up...

Goat World

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday September 04, 2009   -   By Chris

Sarah, our Toggenburg milk goat, is hopefully an expectant mother. That being the case, it was time to build her a place of her own.  She was living with the sheep, able to come and go in and out of the pasture on the schedule of the cattle, but we...

Cedar Posts

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday March 29, 2009   -   By Chris

A task up ahead is to section the pasture off into at least two, maybe three areas for grazing.  That way, we can rotate the animals from one area to another and keep the grass from getting too low. With that in mind, I responded to an online...

Don't Fence Me In!

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday March 18, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Is the grass greener on the other side? We’re constructing a fence to keep our birds from grazing on our neighbor’s field. They just discovered the tasty grasses and things there! They’re not bad birds, but they do need some structure in their lives....

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