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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,...

Lamb!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Tuesday February 07, 2012   -   By Rowena

Moonstruck Farms CSA would like to welcome the Siebert Lamb Farm to our multi-farm CSA.  The Sieberts have been in the lamb business for over 30 years, and raise Heritage Southdown and Hampshire/Suffolk crosses.  They are grass and grain fed,...

Don't Use Antibiotics for Poultry and Resistant Ba...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Friday September 30, 2011   -   By David

American consumers are becoming aware of the practices of large commercial farming operations and they don't like what they learn. Here's a great example of proof. Not using sub-therapeutic antibiotics can quickly lower the anti resistant bacterias...

My Venture Into Heritage Poultry

Blog: Yankee Doodle Farms   -   Sunday September 18, 2011   -   By Diane

I just received small shipments of Bourbon Red Turkeys, Swedish Ducks, and Ameraucana Chicks.  Yes, I know it is very late in the season.  And, yes, winter chores protecting these babies won't be easy but I just wasn't ready during the summer and...

Hard Core Sustainable Farmer or Lunatic?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday September 13, 2011   -   By David

Are you gonna cut this grass? In my never ending quest to reduce inputs from outside sources (like the local feed mill) I have been widening my research on ways to increase the amount of green foodstuffs I can carry through the winter for the animals....

Buy Local

Blog: Growing Clean Food   -   Tuesday August 16, 2011   -   By Paul

For the context of this post, read the story found here .  I recently read an article on CNN Money about the USDA's recent $40 million purchase of surplus chicken from the national poultry supply. First of all, I wasn't aware that there was so much of...

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All Creatures Great and Small

Blog: The Shire   -   Friday May 06, 2011   -   By Laohaire

We raise several breeds of cattle for specific purposes, Sussex for draft, Irish Moiled for milk and beef, British White for beef, Guernsey for milk, and Red Angus for beef. We also have some truly rare breeds solely for conservation. Galloway, Devon, and...

The difference between Handling and Welfare of Liv...

Blog: Southern California Farmers Daughters   -   Wednesday April 20, 2011   -   By Aisling

During an online chat session last evening an interesting topic came up that I thought others would find interesting. What is the difference, if any between livestock welfare and humane handling? here are the answers that were agreed upon. If you...

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...

Raising good father birds

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Tuesday April 05, 2011   -   By Mary

Shelving can be made into a convenient brooder by lining the outside of the shelving with chicken wire, and, using cardboard (which can be replaced periodically in good hygienic practices), lining the bottom of the shelves so that wood chips or shavings may...

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Blog: Blue Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 23, 2011   -   By Kim

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All Cooped Up!

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Sunday March 20, 2011   -   By Homestead Artisa

Today we worked on the brooder house/coop.  Again.  This has been an awfully long, ongoing project for the size of coop it is, but that happens when you're training your workforce as you construct, and when those happy hens keep interrupting...

Chickens are coming this week!!

Blog: Harvest Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 16, 2011   -   By Justin & Sara

Spring is right around the corner and that means baby chick time. We will be getting our first batch of chickens this week and we are really excited to have baby chicks running around again. They will be hatched on Wednesday and hopefully be here and ready to...

WORK SHOP UPDATE!- Chickens, Eggs, Poultry, Growin...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday March 15, 2011   -   By Poly

WORK SHOP- Chickens, Eggs, Poultry, Growing, Harvesting, Building       "A Day in The Life With Chickens" workshop.   Xenia of...

Goundhog Dodges the BBQ!

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Saturday March 05, 2011   -   By Homestead Artisa

We were very cross with Phil and all his relative groundhogs here at the homestead, and vowed to team up with our predator control partner, Gazelle, to wreak vengeance upon Puxatawny Phil and all his kin.  We just did not like the weather that hit us,...

The USDA - Antibiotics and Chicken

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Saturday February 19, 2011   -   By David

Bacterial Chicken! Poultry are heavy consumers of antibiotics in mainstream agriculture. The establishment has assured us for years that it is not really a health hazard. The reside left in the chickens is harmless. Yea, right. So I wonder why The...

On the farm

Blog: Richert/Phillips Farms   -   Friday February 18, 2011   -   By Michael

Most of the winter was spent running around to seminars, trade shows, and auctions. But now that the snows are melting we are really hitting the work hard. Maple sap will start running soon and we got a woods were the sap has to be pumped out every day...this...

VOTE 4 Your Favorite Foods!

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 12, 2011   -   By Poly

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Bicycle CO-OP Tour Update

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Wednesday February 09, 2011   -   By Poly

Good morning! The group of university students touring co-op's and farms across the country will be here on Thursday Feb. 10th. They are only using bicycles as a form of transportation and are a dedicated to this project. They will be visiting co-op's...

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