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Packing Up

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday November 06, 2012   -   By Emily

On a farm like ours, it is hard to get away because the livestock are always hungry, whether you need a vacation or not.  However, now that the garden is done for the year and the stand has only a few more weeks left, it is easier to plan to get...

Irreplaceable (Sara's Story)

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Emily

When I was 12, I wanted a horse more than anything.  By a twist of fate, a kind 4-H leader gave me the opportunity to ride one, at no cost, for an entire summer.  If I liked her, I could adopt her from a rescue society, or return her and she'd have a...

Two 12x14 Spacious Stalls are smelling of pine and...

Blog: The Barn on Berry Lane   -   Thursday September 15, 2011   -   By Kimberly

Well, I've been working hard on getting two beautiful stalls ready for some horses. We have said goodbye to some lovely temporary boarders and are ready for some more to move in. My quarterhorse, Daisy is lonely for some horse love. Give us a call and come...

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The best gardening and farming book EVER

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday May 10, 2011   -   By Mary

If you ask us, and we do get asked a lot, the best book to learn about farming and gardening (or to learn a few new tricks if you're a life long farmer or gardener) is to go to the source: Jethro Tull's Horse Hoeing Husbandry, the first, and still the best,...

A Horse, A Pig, An Armadillo And A Dog

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Friday May 06, 2011   -   By shepherd

God must have thought that I needed a laugh today. Here is my story of what happened on the farm today, I went out to start to feed, surprise, surprise a pig ran out from the wooded area and ran a circle around my feet and took off for the pig pen. Okay, so...

Button Goes Bowling

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Wednesday February 16, 2011   -   By Megan

Good soggy morning! Button my mini horse stallion got to go out and play in the rain with the geldings this morning and as usual went straight for his favorite toy. A 55 gallon plastic barrel. He rolls it around the turn out slamming it off the fence. After...

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summertime

Blog: Dragonfly Farms   -   Thursday July 23, 2009   -   By Bruce

We have had a great spring, blessed with good rains early on. We were able to get the garden in early enough. We got a fine first cutting of hay. We have had good sales at the two farmer's markets we attend (Ashland and the one Whole Foods puts on.) We have...

Seedling Trauma and Stunt Pigs

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday May 13, 2009   -   By Emily

Well, last Friday we planted a few seedlings in the garden.  Some of the heritage zucchini, squahes and melons were getting a bit crowded on the kitchen window sill.  We put down black fabric to cut down on weeding and put the plants in.  A...

What Can Be Said Wrong About Alfalfa?

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Monday May 11, 2009   -   By Jessica

What can be said wrong about Alfalfa? Silly question huh? But really, what can be said? Alfalfa has been used as a medicinal plant for over 1,500 years. It truly is known as "The Father of all Foods". What other plant could demand such a title?...

Flowers & Fieldwork

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday April 29, 2009   -   By Emily

Well my little Morgan, Sara, got her first taste of being a "work pony" this week.  Dan had her pulling a harrow through the garden and she did really well.  She's going to need some time getting used to the traces rubbing a bit when...

Jethro Tull Guest Writes on Roots and Circulatory ...

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Tuesday March 10, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

We’re taking the day off from writing blogs - and are glad to present to you today Jethro Tull, in his very first blog. Though he died in 1731, by this active and energetic assay into the blogosphere, he seems just as innovative as when he perfected the seed...

Catchin' Some Zs

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday February 26, 2009   -   By Teresa

We had a really warm, sun-shiney day on Tuesday.  When I came home from work around noon I went out to see what the horses were doing.  This is how I found Sully...   He was so still and peaceful that I watched for awhile to make sure...

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The Story of Sully

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday February 19, 2009   -   By Teresa

Sully is the second horse we adopted from the horse rescue in June of '07.  He was not quite two years old at the time.  We chose him because of his sweet disposition -- he came right up to us in the corral, and after getting his nose...

Sachi's Story

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By Teresa

Since my last entry was about our mare Sachi and all the trouble we had with her horse trainer, I thought I'd tell you a little more of her story.  Sachi was my first horse.  I've wanted a horse for as long as I can remember.  I used to...

November 2008

Blog: Dragonfly Farms   -   Monday November 10, 2008   -   By Bruce

We are excited to be able to share with you some of the wonderful things we have going on at Dragonfly Farms. We have our first offering of grass finished beef. We have raised and finished two 18 month old steers. One is a red angus and the other a limousine....


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