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Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

Announcing the Golden Girls!

Blog: Golden Acres Ranch, LLC   -   Friday September 23, 2011   -   By Bobbie

Our sheep and goats are now available for hire! Recover your landscape in a most charming and environmentally friendly way. Their work is impressive. Take a look at what they can do with kudzu in just a couple weeks. We call them the Golden Girls . Find out...

Sunflowers as animal feed

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Monday March 21, 2011   -   By Mary

Sunflowers make excellent animal feed, requiring no irrigation and providing both grain and forage.   According to Dairy Specialist Alvaro Garcia of the South Dakota State University Extension (

Lamb races!

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Monday February 21, 2011   -   By Megan

There is almost nothing more comical than watching the twice daily lamb races! When the ewes settle in to graze in the morning and again when they come in at dusk the lambs start playing. They race around the flock and then one will get brave! It says to the...

Old Dogs and chilly mornnings

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Friday January 14, 2011   -   By Megan

Tweed and I inaugurated the new farm tool this morning! We got on the new quad and took the sheep out to the open pastures. Tweed was thrilled to do more than just bring the girls in! He moved them through the gates and out to graze, kept them away from the...

Work Begins On Our Newest Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday August 03, 2010   -   By Chris

We've finally started work on our newest pasture.  This particular pasture is about 2/3 of a mile down the road...not far at all.  We've finally "tamed" the pasture that we acquired laste year--meaning all of the invasive trees have been...

The Further Emergence of Spring

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday April 22, 2010   -   By Chris

Spring continues its forward progession.  New calves have been introduced to the growing "herd" out in the pastures... A new lamb, named Vera, is introduced to some of the other sheep in the flock... A little girl...

Cleaning Up the Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday August 06, 2009   -   By Chris

So every once in a while we have to go out into the main pasture and clean up a little bit.  Fences sometimes need to be tightened, and sometimes we have to remove undesirable plants to keep the pasture healthy and useful.  Aside from finding...

Growing Up and Expansion

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday June 29, 2009   -   By Chris

There is so much to do that sometimes we don't take time to notice how large some of our animals are getting, especially as they transtition from little babies.  Remember those hogs that we used to till up our gardens, orchard, and bramble patch?  We...

question from the Bee

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

We had written to the Bee a news tip after hearing some perncious piffle on the radio.  We posted our objections previously to our blog under the same.  Today we got a response back from Mr. Downing, of the Bee: Rustica, Thanks for the...

Tomorrow's Moving Day Girls

Blog: Ebersole Cattle Company   -   Saturday November 15, 2008   -   By ShanenEbersole

Well, the Girls(cows) better get a good nights rest, 'cause tomarrow's moving day.  Tomarrow we will drive the cows to the new pasture.  This means that we will go out on horses and a jeep to check them and then drive them over the hill and through...

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