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Scratch and Peck Feed

Blog: Scratch and Peck Organic Feed   -   Friday April 04, 2014   -   By Mama

        Scratch and Peck Non Gmo Organic Feed now available to our high desert community.  For more information please visit our site and take a peak.  We are also offering extra feed here below!   We have 3...

First Ever Blog Post

Blog: Pleasantrees Farm   -   Friday March 28, 2014   -   By James

My first ever blog post!   I have been planning to do this for a while now, and just haven't had the extra time. For starters, I am a 36 year old male. Married to my wonderful wife of just over three years, with our 3 children ages 5,8,11.  We...

Fences

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday October 22, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s hard to imagine a homestead farm without fences.  There are so many different husbandry projects happening at once—pigs, chickens, sheep, ducks, turkeys, gardens, cows, crops, etc.!  If the pigs were in the squash patch, the chickens in with...

Good Old Grow It Yourself

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday May 14, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Sometimes, life can throw you lemons—a faulty spark plug, a light bulb that burns out in a week, or a new flashlight that continually falls apart.  But when the agribusiness food system creates problems that sting your farm at a basic level, it’s time...

Donkey on Duty

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday September 10, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Living in the Northwoods within the boundaries of the Chequamegon National Forest offers glimpses of a plethora of wild fauna.  From the elegant sandhill cranes that nest in our fields to the portly beaver trying to dam up the creek, from the tiniest...

Reflections of 2011

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday December 27, 2011   -   By Emily

A gentle snow is falling here at the farm. The animals take it all in stride. We tried to bring the horses into the barn last night for a warm bed & a manger full of hay, but they preferred to stay outside. Even now, with more than a dusting of snow...

NAIS Comes Back With a New Name

Blog: Hames & Axle Farm   -   Tuesday August 09, 2011   -   By Pat

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Answering a few Questions

Blog: The Shire   -   Wednesday May 18, 2011   -   By Laohaire

Thank you for the questions about our Ranch and practices. Jennifer; We do are not offering Verified Turkey Hard Winter Wheat for sale at the present time. We are growing it and after it is rouged any excess is sent to a Gentleman actively working to bring...

All things Bright and Beautiful

Blog: The Shire   -   Wednesday May 04, 2011   -   By Laohaire

Greetings! Welcome to our Community! We extend from The Owyhee Mountains to Treasure Valley and would love for you to learn about us. We raise Ancient and American Heritage breeds of livestock and produce. We have reproduced an Iron Age Keep and a Native...

Farm to Table

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday March 29, 2011   -   By Emily

What a weekend! I was so happy to be a part of Pittsburgh's Farm to Table conference, but it sure made for a few long days. I'm fortunate that one of my sisters lives just a few miles from downtown, so I was able to stay with her and have some help...

Love Your Farmer? Make a Call Today

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday February 14, 2011   -   By David

Let's make sure we level the playing field for farmers in America. For too  long the big players have danced around the laws to keep the smaller producers at a disadvantage. Here's our chance to stop it. I just received this email from the Center...

Farm Pick-Up Today! Sat. Feb. 5th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 05, 2011   -   By Poly

Today marks another pick-up day at the farm. Open to registered farm members. Please bring your large coolers, try to carpool and wear flat shoes. Please, drive up and open and close the gate  behind you, we have livestock running free. ...

GMO Alfalfa approved.

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Tuesday February 01, 2011   -   By Megan

Last week GMO Alfalfa was approved for planting this spring. This my friends could spell the end of organic production as we know it. Why? Because Alfalfa is pollinated by bees, and the pollen can be transferred for miles, contaminating every crop it comes in...

A Secret Ingredient for your Water Trough

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday December 18, 2010   -   By David

Clean Water Water. A crucial element of life. We spend hundreds even thousands of dollars to ensure we have clean pure water for ourselves and our families. It makes up 75% of our bodies. What about our livestock?  How clean is the water you...

Sheep, wool and winter weather

Blog: Tuckernuck Farm (formally Seaweed&Codfish Farm)   -   Monday November 08, 2010   -   By Veronica

November 8th, 2010        Woke up to snow & slush today! Poor sheep, ducks, chickens & peacocks all stuffed in the barn watching sleet and rain drip off the roof. All the rams are in rut of course with noses stuffed...

The development of drug resistance scares the hell...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday September 23, 2010   -   By David

Kellogg Schwab, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Water and Health , refers to a typical pig farm manure lagoon that he sampled. "There were 10 million E. coli per liter [of sampled waste]. Ten million. And you have a hundred million...

Most Antibiotics in the US Used for Farm Animals

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday September 22, 2010   -   By David

As much as 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U. S. are fed to chickens, cattle and hogs — not to treat disease but to make them grow faster. This increases profit margins for livestock producers, but it puts YOUR health at risk.   Read...

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...

Fall Fiber Festival & Sheepdog Trials

Blog: Breeze Hill Farm   -   Monday October 05, 2009   -   By MaLinda

Yesterday we decided a day off from everything was necessary for mental and physical health. We got up early, took care of the livestock and headed for Montpelier in Orange county, VA, to the Fall Fiber Festival & Sheepdog Trials. What a beautiful...

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