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Just In Time To Beat the Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday December 13, 2009   -   By Chris

A couple of weeks back we had about what seemed to be non-stop rain for days on end.  The farm had become a mud pit.  Almost like Spring, but without the flowers, grass, and other plants popping up and sucking up the excess water.  So...we had...

Pre-winter busyness on the farm - barns, piglets, ...

Blog: Antaya Acres Heritage Farm   -   Thursday November 19, 2009   -   By Brett & Stephanie

With winter just around the corner, you would think things on the farm would be slowing down as the days continue to shorten.  Not so here at Antaya Acres.  Our last fall litter of piglets arrived the other day, and are doing grand: 11 beautiful...

My Four-Legged Tiller, Part 2

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday October 14, 2009   -   By Chris

The frost has hit and the squash is done.  Sadness creeps into the picture as one looks around at the dying plants.  The sqash was commanding the garden mere days ago, but its leaves are now turning a sickly dark color.  The frost sneaks in...

Local Foods at a Local Restaurant

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday September 16, 2009   -   By Chris

A local Connecticut restaurant, Zest, has some wonderful dishes on the way prepared with local ingredients including ribs grass-fed, dry aged beef.  If you are in Northeastern CT, stop by their 1750's farmhouse restaurant and try the taste and flavor...

A Recipe for (Our) Heritage Pork

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday September 14, 2009   -   By Chris

One of our customers recently tried some of our Heritage pork and offers this recipe:  "Slap Ya Mama Heritage Pork Chops." Please follow the link to their Food Blog and, perhaps, try it out yourself! http://acoupleinthekitchen.blogspo...

This year's corn crop

Blog: Twin Creeks Farms- Wesley Stephens and Bethany Stephens   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By Wesley and Bethany

We are finishing up this year's corn crop. We had a good growing season and our corn turned out very well. We cut most of it for silage and saved some to pick as ear corn. The heirloom variety we planted- Boone County White- produced some very tall stalks and...

Rain Gutters = Dry Pigs

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday August 24, 2009   -   By Chris

One of the projects that was on the slate this summer was to install gutters along the front edge of the barn.  Mainly I wanted to keep some of the water out of the pig pen, but also I wanted to try to keep the rain splashing on the barn sills to a...

Moving Pigs, Our Second Encounter

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday July 27, 2009   -   By Chris

Last week, or sometime thereabouts, we had to load three of our hogs onto the trailer in order to take them to be processed.  As readers will recall, our first experience loading pigs, while perhaps comical, took WAY TOO LONG!  This time we had it...

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...

Pigs for Summer 2009

Blog: Red Barn Heirloom Gardens   -   Saturday June 20, 2009   -   By Darren

After much debate and searching we've purchased 4 feeder pigs that are a Duroc / Hampshire cross to raise out for butchering this fall.  We spent a great deal of time searching for either some Red Wattles or Black Mulefoot, but just didn't turn up...

Hogs On Apples

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday May 18, 2009   -   By Chris

We still have not uploaded the photos from the weekend, but here are some to hold us all over for a little while. Here we have some hogs--snouts sullied--after a hard afternoon's rooting session. They have cleared all of the land for our...

Free Range vs Pasture Pens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday May 06, 2009   -   By Wes

We get alot of emails on how we raise our poultry here on the farm, so decided it would be a good topic to discuss on the blog.  There is basically two different ways to raise your pastured poultry. We are going to discuss both ways.  We raise all...

Pigs on Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday May 06, 2009   -   By Chris

The "little" pigs have finished tilling up our orchard area and we have planted four apple trees so far.  The trees are already starting to form buds! So it was time to move the piglets to a new area in which they can put their concerted...

Animals have jobs too

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday April 21, 2009   -   By Wes

Here at the ranch all the animals have jobs too. Their jobs are to do the back breaking work of clearing and tilling the land, at the same time fertilizing and spreading it too. The pigs have gotten more done then I first thought they would. They have to till...

Butchering time is here again...

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday April 17, 2009   -   By Emily

It's a beautiful spring day here in Pennsylvania.  I'm looking forward to a productive weekend on the farm.  My husband's parents are kind enopugh to help us with the butchering of our hogs, so I am looking forward to seeing them this...

My 16-Leg Tiller; Or How I Learned to Stop Worryin...

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday April 15, 2009   -   By Chris

We finally cleared out the space for the orchard and the bee hive!  We pulled out some great firewood for next year and have cleared out a nice sloping area for our fruit and bees.  Unfortunately, there are still tons of roots from grape vines and...

Happy Easter

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday April 12, 2009   -   By Wes

Wanted to wish every body a happy Easter Holiday. We finished our first batch of Poulet Rouge Broilers last week. Everything went great and the chicken tasted great. We were able to fill every order that we pre sold, leaving only 2 chickens for us to enjoy...

Load of Hay and the Old Fashioned Way

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday April 08, 2009   -   By Chris

We usually buy our hay from a neighboring farm here in town.  I am not sure if it is common knowledge or not, but hay, like most any other commodity in the world, comes in a variety of qualities.  There is good hay.  There is bad hay.  And...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update - 3

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Wes

Would just like to share some photos that i had taken this afternoon of the poulet rouge broilers. They are going to be processed on Wed. April 8 th just a few days away. I'll report dressed weights.    The farm is buzzing now. I start at daylight...

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