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The Magic Draw of the Barbeque

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Monday July 21, 2014   -   By Lorrie

As one reflects back on summer after summer of great family outings, beach evenings, and neighborhood gatherings one item tends to infiltrate the internal film festival of memories.   It is such a strong aspect of our culture you can even smell it...

An "A-Maizing" Day

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday March 06, 2014   -   By Terry

I went to visit a friend today and he said he had some "maize" seeds that he had been meaning to give me but just hadn't remembered until today......I thought maize was just corn--well maybe colored corn, tasteless corn....Indian corn. I had no idea...

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Delighting both child and adult!

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Monday September 02, 2013   -   By Brian

Rhode Island Red We have been raising RIR layers since 2005, we picked them because we learned they are a recovering species, and known as a dual bird, used for their meat or eggs the bird is...

Stork Dropped Some Kunekune PIglets!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Tuesday July 30, 2013   -   By Craig

1 farrowed sow down... 3 more to go, whew!  Therefore, I'll have some inventory to work with to help you achieve your homestead's goals for the kunekune pasture to pork pure bred swine.  Full Announcement: Piglets introduced themselves to the world...

Kunekune Piglets are About to Hit Dirt!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 04, 2013   -   By Craig

Kunekune Primer Itemized list of kunekune pig's uniqueness, sustainability, and multi-purpose uses.  Craig, Lonesome Star Farm These categories below only serve to help readability since  all kunekune pigs will cross over into...

Irish Blessings

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday March 18, 2013   -   By Emily

It sure looks like a winter wonderland outside my windows today! We've had over a foot of snow fall since the beginning of the weekend, erasing most of the signs of spring around the farm. Last Monday was a different story, though! The pasture...

2013 Journal

Blog: Ward Hilltop Farm   -   Sunday March 10, 2013   -   By LuvPats

Three weeks ago, after having Cardinals at our feeder all winter, they began to call. It was the first sign of spring. Two weeks ago, sign number two was a flock of 14 wild turkey hens lollygagging over the bridge after coming over the bank at Lynch Creek and...

Next Home-Farm Event: Feb. 10th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday February 05, 2013   -   By Poly

     Our next home-farm, event is scheduled for Sun. Feb. 10th. Gates open at 11:00 A.M. Please RSVP.          Rainbow Ranch Farms, Heritage -Breed, Pastured, Free-Range Poultry,is grown without any grains....

A Time for Turkeys

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday November 16, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The time is nearing for a quintessential American tradition—eating turkey in November.  There is the fuss over the stuffing, the sauces, the mashed potatoes and the pumpkin pie, but the turkey always remains the centerpiece.  Why...

I Love Old Stuff

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday September 21, 2012   -   By Emily

Readers of this blog and farm visitors may have guessed this by now, but Dan and I love old stuff. Honestly, when I look at a list of events for a “living history” festival, usually the only activity I haven't tried my hand at is spinning wool (although...

An Excellent Pig for the Smal Farm

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows circa 1920 I'm often asked: "What makes a great pig?" It could be many things depending on what your goals are, but for us at Spring Hill Farms it means: 1) It should be a true heritage breed. 2) Posses a strong,...

Maternal Instinct

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Emily

We've had a second baby boom of sorts here at the farm lately. It's the time of year where we're happy to let the birds sit on eggs and hatch out their own broods. By this time of year, the incubator is silent, unless I'm hatching out a few quail or peafowl....

Lonesome Star Farm Update

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Craig

NEXT ORDER CYCLE: *** I have 1 breeding stock Registered kunekune piglet I'm selling right NOW. I could breed her with my registered boar too if you'd like so your sustainable operation will be set. *** Unique and delicious Kunekune piglets will be...

If You Believe in the Right to Choose Your Food - ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday June 28, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Barrow circa 1920 Heritage breed hogs are under attack by the Michigan Department of Natural resources. This is a picture of a Tamworth barrow that was a prize winning pig in 1920. Below is a picture of a Tamworth barrow today. To me...

Help Save Pasture-Raised Hogs in Michigan

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Conni

Hi all fans of our great Berkshire pork - this new Michigan DNR Order will affect all producers of "pastured pigs" - please read/watch this, and send an email to our Governor, the only one who can repeal this piece of bureaucratic nonsense, and...

Livestock/pet UPDATE!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Craig

  Heritage turkeys:  Preorder now!  Email for details.  Hope to be ready by December 2012.   Pets: Kunekune piglets projected to be available in late 2012 Miniature Jersey cows (for milk) projected to be sold in...

Heirloom Vegetables - A Little Bit of Our Heritage

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

What draws many of my customers to heirlooms is flavor. They want a tomato that tastes like a real tomato, not a plastic one. They long for corn that tastes like it did when they were a kid. They search for a sweet, juicy muskmelon,...

Another Year of Bountiful Blessings

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday January 18, 2012   -   By Jeff

Even though the business started in 2011, Bountiful Blessings brings a lot of experience to the table. The Wielert family has been involved in agriculture and horticulture for four generations. Ranging from cattle production, greenhouse operation and vegetable...

Winter time and the living is easy?

Blog: Heritage Acres Farm   -   Wednesday November 30, 2011   -   By Steven

Just a quick introductory blog post to start out our Local Harvest Blog. Go to our website for more info and our formal blog www.stevemoize.com the site is new as of late November 2011, so be patient.  We lost our old web address, somehow it was...

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