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Winter Egg Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 27, 2013   -   By Katie

In mid-November I shared that our hens had stopped laying eggs completely due to molting, cold weather and minimal daylight hours. Though chickens can and will lay occasional eggs during cold, dark winter days, we decided not to endure an entire winter...

Four-Egg Day

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday December 16, 2013   -   By Katie

Ever since wintery weather began we’ve been receiving one to three eggs each day. After skillful interrogation I still haven’t been able to get the hens to spill the beans on which girls aren’t pulling their weight! Meanwhile, three eggs a day isn’t...

Our daily Hatch

Blog: Harvest Moon Products   -   Tuesday July 09, 2013   -   By Joel

As we worked our way through a pallet of hatch material today we came across buckets just bubbling with new worms. Some of these pails had somewhere around ten thousand worms in it. We are defiantly going to need more pails as our production continues to...

Back in the saddle again!

Blog: Sweet Pumpkins Farm   -   Monday August 27, 2012   -   By Donna

Dear readers, After a long and difficult road, I have rearranged this farm operation to exclusive online ordering. Due to causes in conflick with the farm. I was forced to do so by an unspeakable sorce to take down the stand leaving me no...

Assembly line farms

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday November 19, 2011   -   By Mary

Jethro Tull admired one of his neighbors who, not being able to afford horses or oxen or even a plow, took a shovel to the aisles of his cabbage field.   A small field well tilled produces more profit than a large field poorly tilled, and organizing your...

Increasing tuber set in potatoes

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday June 04, 2011   -   By Mary

Michael Glenn Hickey of the University of Texas studied various devices for increasing potato production in West Texas (THE EFFECT OF SOIL TYPE ON STOLON NUMBER,TUBER INITIATION, AND TUBER VOLUME IN IRISH POTATOES, 1977).   “Potatoes in West Texas are...

Nutrition increases wool production

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Mary

Nourishment is important to many kinds of farm production, but also for wool production.   Texas A&M University has known through the efforts of James Addison Carey III ( Effects of Range Management Practices on Wool Production , 1984) that even...

Farm project 2011

Blog: Sweet Pumpkins Farm   -   Thursday May 12, 2011   -   By Donna

It's a beautiful day on the farm today, the horses are content & the dog is  going crazy over the great wheather.  I'm still  working on the new localtions for the summer & fall produce. The time is now to get everything in the...

Full Spectrum Lighting for Goats, Pigs, and Chicke...

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

Full Spectrum Bulb I first heard of full spectrum lighting several years ago. Full spectrum lights are the closest light to natural sunlight available. It got me to thinking about how it would effect livestock during the long days of winter here in...

Carbon footprint production and transportation mea...

Blog: Bastrop Cattle Company   -   Tuesday January 27, 2009   -   By Pati

Yesterday I wrote about hearing Mark Bitman speak on NPR and how he was encouraging people to change their diets to help the environment.  After writing, I went out on the web and did some more searching -- especially in regard to my statement that it...


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