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Germ Concerns

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday March 28, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

We all know the winter holiday routine well.  Starting at Thanksgiving and continuing well into January, kids come home from school, families and relatives travel and visit, airlines are busy, and viruses have a heyday.  Sniffle, cough, sneeze,...

DNR backs down against Baker's Green Acres

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Conni

After a 2-year ordeal, the Michigan DNR totally backed down from going after Baker's pigs in order to not have to testify as the court hearing was finally scheduled! Read this for more info, but, WOW! Of course, as the Bakers point out, this ruling only...

2013 Winding Down

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Sunday December 29, 2013   -   By Homestead Artisa

As 2013 begins winding down we begin to look back over the past year and re-evaluate our efforts and achievements.  The fact is that time and resources are limited, and we all have to make choices.  Thus decisions must be made as to what we will...

Christmas hams, the butcher, and more!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Thursday December 13, 2012   -   By Jason

We are almost half way through this month and in 12 day it will be Christmas!  There is so much that has happened in this month to make it so busy on the farm.  We have been in the process of sending our hogs off to the butchers to get...

Of pigs and piglets

Blog: Hood's Heritage Hogs   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By Dot

Sometimes your timing is just a little off. One of our Red Wattle sows, Janis Joplin, decided to go early and had her pigs out in the field, not in the carefully prepared cozy stall in the barn with all of the nice clean straw. On Monday, she...

Traveling to Louisville, Kentucky

Blog: Dogwood Hill Farm, LLC   -   Wednesday September 19, 2012   -   By Jim and Cheryl

Traveling pigs.

High Grain Prices Mean Alternative Feeds

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 24, 2012   -   By David

As feed prices rose as much as 25 percent in the last sixty days around our part of the country I began to contemplate how creative livestock farmers would become to stay profitable. Typically three things happen: 1) You thin the herd. 2)...

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...

Serenity Farms of Coshocton, Ohio

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Shawn

At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts,...

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...

Some Truth About Manure

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 18, 2012   -   By David

I recently read an article in the Columbus Dispatch about the manure problem in Ohio. The article starts out " Under the best conditions, raising livestock is a dirty, smelly business." The truth is under the right conditions , raising...

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...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FATTIE PATTIE - One Of Our Sows ...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 27, 2011   -   By Poly

Happy Brthday Fattie Pattie, One of our sows is 2 years old today, she is so beautiful. Today She celebrates her 2nd birthday, and this birthday is special, because it will be her first celebrated here with us. It's going to be a big CELEBRATION!

Everything but the squeal

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday October 14, 2010   -   By David

Normal 0 Everything but the squeal - Margie Wuebker Copyright October 2010 Country Living Magazine To read the article on their website click here   The driveway at Dean and Marilyn Wyler's Coshocton   ...

Photos from the Hurricane Farm Tour

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday July 12, 2010   -   By Chris

This past Saturday we took part in the Coventry Regional Farmer's Market "Graze Fest" which involved tours of some of the farms involved in the market.  Erica did a great job showing a nice group of eager folks around our farm and many...

Hurricane Farm at Scotland Farm Day, 2010

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday May 17, 2010   -   By Chris

We brought some of our livestock to the annual Farm Day here in Scotland, CT this past weekend.  The photos below are from the Norwich Bulletin. Here's two week old Moe sleeping after a morning's full of attention.   The piglets were...

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...

Spring is Sprung Again! Has it really been a year?

Blog: Merry Heart Farm   -   Sunday February 14, 2010   -   By Jennifer

Wow, it has been a year full of blessings and lessons. I thought I would have more time to write, Here's why I did not: Our CSA has had three complete growing seasons and we are learning to provide more food to more folks. We have made several...

Who's Gonna Feed Them Hogs?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 27, 2010   -   By David

Here I am in this dang bed and who's gonna feed them hogs? So goes the old Tom T Hall song...After surgery on Monday I'm glad I'm not wondering that!   I would say "minor" surgery but the only time it's minor is when someone else has it! ...

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