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Serenity Farms of Coshocton, Ohio

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Shawn

At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts,...

Spring time

Blog: Callister Farm   -   Thursday March 22, 2012   -   By Lori

Good morning! Things are getting busier around the farm. Who could have guessed that spring would arrive this early? The tulips are up with buds showing, there's leaves on the soft maple trees, the summer song birds are all here and the winter birds have...

February

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday February 27, 2012   -   By Mona

This winter continues to be warm and weird.  Most nights are still well below freezing but the days are still rather mild for New Hampshire.   We’ve hardly received any snow.   It’s the middle of February and we can see the grass and...

Back Online

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday November 06, 2011   -   By Mona

Needless to say, last weekend we received well over a foot of snow and lost power for several days............. Our shearer had come by early Saturday morning to help us trim the alpacas’ toenails.  Dan held them and Jay trimmed.  Thank...

Early Autumn Snow

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday October 28, 2011   -   By Mona

Late yesterday afternoon, I thought that Mother Nature was playing a trick on us.  The cold rain that had been falling all day quickly turned to heavy, wet snowflakes.  Our beautiful maple trees, leaves still ablaze with autumn reds and oranges,...

The Jealous Alpaca

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday September 29, 2011   -   By Mona

Any guesses who? We’ve had an interesting week on our farm.  After having fresh, green, second cut hay delivered a week before we had planned, the alpacas have refused to go out to graze.  Instead they’ve been hanging around the barn and...

Irene

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday August 31, 2011   -   By Mona

I am happy to say our little farm is very fortunate and weathered tropical storm Irene just fine.  The winds did bring down some branches as well as some older trees at the back of our property.  A few power lines were down on our street, but...

Guinness and the Alpaca Dance

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Sunday July 24, 2011   -   By Mona

Guinness scared the daylights out of me the other day. It has been sooooooooo hot!  I realize it’s July, and that we’d had a very long winter, but temps hovering around 100 are just a bit much! We’ve been hosing down the alpacas every day in...

The Truth About Eggs... Part 2

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Sunday July 17, 2011   -   By Angela

Part 2:   Are free range, pastured eggs higher in certain Vitamins and Omega 3 Fatty Acids? Welllllll, before I answer that question, clarification of terms is required.  The general public is actively being mis-led by...

Market Calendar for July 16, 2011

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday July 12, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, July 16, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This Saturday at the Williamsburg Farmers Market The Trellis Restaurant will be at the Chef Tent, the Master Gardeners will attend and Louis Vangieri will play guitar. Shop for fresh, local...

Name that weed!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday June 30, 2011   -   By Mona

In the front part of our pasture, right by the tack room end of the barn, there is growing a rather odd looking weed.  The soil is very poor there, pretty much all clay, so not too much grass has grown, and there are always plenty of small...

And then there were eleven .............

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday June 20, 2011   -   By Mona

Yesterday our little alpaca herd grew again, as 2 more alpaca boys joined us here on our farm.  Val came by and dropped off Cavalier and Eragon.  Both are considered modern gray in color, with Cavalier being a dark silver grey and Eragon a dark...

Spring Cleaning

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday May 10, 2011   -   By Mona

(slight camera snaffu ~ pictures to follow) Spring cleaning on an alpaca farm is when we clean out the barn and paddock areas in preparation for shearing day.  We want the barn as clean as possible (well, it is a barn after all) so that the...

Pigs on Pasture - How Much Will They Root?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday May 04, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs Rooting A question I always get from farmers who are considering raising hogs on pasture is, "how much will they root?" What they are really asking is how much damage are they going to inflict on my pastures? That's a good...

Save Your Fuel Money Eat More Pork

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 26, 2011   -   By David

Tamworth Pigs Plowing Here at Spring Hill Farms we don't like buying $4 a gallon gas anymore than you do. We don't like buying gasoline or diesel at any price as far as that goes. That's one of the main reasons we employed Tamworth pigs to renovate...

Really? Again!

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday April 23, 2011   -   By Mona

We woke up this morning to the Winter That Just Won’t End . Good thing I didn’t plant anything yesterday on Earth Day.

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...

Over Seeding Pasture for Pigs and Poultry

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday April 19, 2011   -   By David

Tilling Pasture Pigs eat a lot of grass. Especially a bunch of Tamworth pigs that get fed limited amounts of grain. In order to keep our pastures full of good grass we sometimes over seed with different types of grasses. I ascribe to the saying...

It Got HOT!

Blog: Southern California Farmers Daughters   -   Friday April 15, 2011   -   By Aisling

My Goodness it is HOT today! Well, not really but the quick change sure makes it feel like it. I can almost hear the grass growing. I put in some Tomato plants and Snap Peas today and drove over to see how our status is coming for Truly Local(tm). All of...

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