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Our 2015 csa sign up info

Blog: Plum Creek Farm News   -   Monday October 06, 2014   -   By Chicken Wrangler

Here is everything you need to know to sign up. Just return the form at the bottom with your deposit. Email me with any questions. 2015 Plum Creek Farm CSA       Our 2015 CSA will run from May until October with pick ups on Sundays, May 31, June 14,...

Grass Farmer

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Saturday October 04, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You may boast of your amber waves of grain, but today’s progressive livestock owner is really a grass farmer.  And, of course, we’re talking much more than lawns! There’s the old-school playpen method to pasturing, where animals are given a...

The Ladies

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday July 22, 2014   -   By Mona

As you may already know, last December we had alpaca ladies join our farm.   We had spent months trying to figure out how we could inexpensively build a new barn and pasture area for them.   We talked to other farms who...

Sylvopasture

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Thursday July 17, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Every year, we have a similar struggle in the pasture for the sheep.  In the early part of the season, there’s too much grass, growing tall and lush at exponential speeds.  You can’t move the sheep through fast enough.  Then things peak off...

The Exceptional (Pastured) Egg

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday June 12, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

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The Sling - Part 1

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday February 03, 2014   -   By Mona

I really don’t need to explain to anyone that it’s been a brutally cold winter this season. Temps have often been near zero and with the wind it’s well below zero. The tips of my fingers go numb within a minute or less of scooping up frozen beans. It’s a...

Twenty

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday December 30, 2013   -   By Mona

Our little farm has grown to 20 alpacas.  This little fact now begs the question:  are we nuts?? In mid-November we brought home 2 more boys in need of a farm, Soloman and Sam.  Soloman is an all-black alpaca with a wild and curly...

At the Market, a visit to the Black Forest

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Wednesday December 25, 2013   -   By Lorrie

I returned from visiting Germany’s Black Forest, surrounded by organic and biodynamic farms and eating only fresh local food raised in the green lush countryside. It was thrilling to be just a 25 minute drive from a large city and be completely enveloped...

My experience and insights from farming

Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

Changes

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday October 09, 2013   -   By Mona

Oh my.  The past few weeks, we have been experiencing the best autumn weather, ever!!  The dew is usually dried off the grass by late morning.  I’ve been wheeling down a bale of hay around noontime.  Everyday, several alpaca...

Quietness

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday June 25, 2013   -   By Mona

It’s been a long month since Julio left us.  Thank you all for your compassion and kind words.  Dan and I and the alpacas have all been getting into the new routine, the new normal.   The alpacas have been very quiet. ...

Local Strawberries

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday June 17, 2013   -   By Katie

This spring may have been cooler than usual but it is still, after all, spring. My goal for May and early June was to stock up on three early-spring crops: Asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries. We’ve purchased and preserved more than 12 pounds of asparagus...

Musical Chairs

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday May 16, 2013   -   By Rebekah

The new chicks, golden comet pullets, have moved into the winter housing in the corn crib. Here they are eating overwintered spinach from the greenhouse. They need to be kept separate from the adults until they are the same size or they'll get bullied...

A surprise on the farm!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Monday February 04, 2013   -   By Jason

I just love coming home to surprises on the farm!  Today was no exception. On the farm, we currently have three pastures full of pigs.  One pasture has our 12 week old piglets, the second pasture has our two newly separated breeder sows with a 2-1/2...

Alternative Forage for our Tamworth Pigs

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday November 20, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows on Forage When I was a kid growing up on a hog farm I'd never heard of Dwarf Essex Rape let alone knew hogs absolutely love it! Dwarf Essex Rape is a cool season forage we use a good bit to run hogs on especially in the late fall, early...

The Real Cost of Pork!

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Thursday November 08, 2012   -   By Shawn

Why do I have a picture of eggs in an article about Pork? It is very simple. They are closely inter related. The egg on the left is an egg from a grocery store. The egg on the right is an egg laid by a chicken farm raised and free ranged. Pork is very...

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...

Grain Prices - Will They Effect You?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By David

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just don’t pay attention to the media, you  know much of the United States is suffering from a drought. The experts say this dry weather rivals any we have had in at least fifty years. There will be far...

An Excellent Pig for the Smal Farm

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday August 10, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Sows circa 1920 I'm often asked: "What makes a great pig?" It could be many things depending on what your goals are, but for us at Spring Hill Farms it means: 1) It should be a true heritage breed. 2) Posses a strong,...

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