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Chickens and Trenches

Blog: Friendly Haven Rise Farm   -   Monday September 05, 2011   -   By Jacqueline & Joseph

This is a story about chickens but it starts with a bunch of holes in the ground. All winter and spring we had 500 feet of trenches criss-crossing the yard and pasture waiting for enough sunny days during our annual spring deluge so Joseph could finish laying...

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...

Guardian dogs

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Friday January 07, 2011   -   By Megan

Ever been body checked by an Akbash? My female did just that! I was feeding her and getting her whelping box ready when she slammed into me and made a bee line for the back seat of the truck! She had decided that the warm back seat of "her truck" was the place...

What's the Deal With the Eggs?

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Angela

I just don't get it!   With all the money and regulations and this and that, big business still can't produce a simple edible egg.  You know, that thing that we small farmers take for granted.    I find it absolutely hysterical, that...

Heartbreak on the Homestead

Blog: Antaya Acres Heritage Farm   -   Saturday March 06, 2010   -   By Brett & Stephanie

Yesterday started out a lot like most days here on the farm: up at dawn to throw hay for the sheep and the pigs.  Its a good opportunity to peruse your animals and make sure everyone is happy and healthy.  Its the only birds eye view I get of...

Moving Ewes Down the Road

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Wednesday September 30, 2009   -   By Anne

  Moving a group of ewes down the road with a border collie herding and directing the flock and a handler in a truck following behind   

Mama Clucky's Adopted Chicks

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Clucky has adopted some of the younger chickens as her own, providing some much needed mothering. The young Rhode Island Reds were rescued, just like their adoptive mother. The conditions they were kept in overcrowded conditions (and they never got to go...

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