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The Humane Choice

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday October 09, 2012   -   By Brian

My admiration and adulation goes out to all of those farmers that have big animals and do it humanely.  With winter coming their job caring for the animals becomes infinately harder.  To me, anything bigger than a chicken is a big animal. ...


Anger Management

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Monday May 28, 2012   -   By Brian

We are a humane farm, which means we treat our animals with kindness, care and respect.  This philosophy extends to the chickens own community.  We think there should be peace and harmony in our chicken flocks.  They all grew up together; they...

What you do not read in the farm books

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday February 21, 2012   -   By Brian

I do not mean to be so negative when describing the difference in lifestyles growing up in a metropolis versus trying to live a life sustainably.  There are stark differences when the environments are compared and...


No Chance of Return

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday January 24, 2012   -   By Brian

Growing up in the city, I saw and heard some horrific incidents.  From car accidents, a friend’s brother touches a live wire on top of a train; a body lays in pieces after a motorcycle accident, to burying my puppy after being struck by a...

Boneless, tasteless, skinless!

Blog: Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm   -   Saturday November 05, 2011   -   By Jody

It’s a little frustrating that most recipes I find for chicken call for boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Don’t misunderstand; I certainly appreciate the ease of those neat little cutlets.  They cook quickly, they are easy to work with,...

More Questions to Ask at The Farmers Market

Blog: Southern California Farmers Daughters   -   Tuesday April 19, 2011   -   By Aisling

Here are some questions for the food Purveyors: Breads and sauces: All prepared foods are required to have a list of ingredients displayed on the product. There are some questions that you can ask to determine if the seller is the actuall maker of the...

Why we band lambs

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Saturday January 22, 2011   -   By Megan

Let me begin by saying banding and castrating lambs is not inhumane. If you have ever seen a case of fly strike you would know just how right I am. Wool sheep in this part of the country, especially range sheep can and do get very dirty. In the rainy season...


Spent Layers and Humane Farming

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 15, 2010   -   By Brian

Raising Rhode Island Red hens has had its ups and downs for us.  We've had to euthanize for illness and we've brought injured hens back to a laying state from a dog attack.  The question of what to do when they stop laying has weighed heavy on...

That's the Paradox

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Sunday August 09, 2009   -   By Brian

We are a humane farm; our animals almost run the place. However, sometimes there is mortality.  With each loss we've had on the farm it has been hard on me and I take them all personally even though I know I shouldn't.  You don't take...

Chicken Language and Excess Eggs

Blog: Re Rustica   -   Wednesday February 04, 2009   -   By fullofbeans

Geese and chickens do not like to brood all their eggs, and usually abandon most of them.  This helps them ensure that they do not overtax their resources.  Another technique they use to ensure wise resource use is language. If our birds ever...

Humanely Raised, Start to Finish

Blog: Hedgeapple Farm   -   Friday November 07, 2008   -   By Scott

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