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Finding Joy in the Little Moments

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Saturday January 18, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Farming can have its moments of drudgery:  mucking barns, cleaning chicken coops, weeding the garden, mulching the potato patch—the sorts of projects that make our summer interns grumble and groan.  And then there are the tastefully unpleasant...

LIFE IN THE BACK LANE

Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Monday April 29, 2013   -   By wawanuky

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For the Love of Chickens

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Parents, be warned.  Big endeavors often emerge from small ideas—a question or a suggestion.  In this case, the question came when I was 11.  At the time, we were living in Arizona, and a friend and I had just finished what was, for us, a...

Cinco De Mayo

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Twilya

We think it is the perfect day to celebrate and we happen to have plenty of fresh cilantro and garlic for sale!   Why not celebrate?   At L’Ecuyer Gardens we spent the day planting our squash bed and our slicing cucumbers.   We also...

Sad day yesterday

Blog: Four Country Gals   -   Wednesday April 04, 2012   -   By Shari

Shortly after 11AM yesterday, we got a frantic phone call from of our neighbors to the north. All Cindy could understand was "fire". Quite quickly, she settled Leroy down enough to know it wasn't his house. Turned out, he'd looked out his south...

Women as Farmers

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday February 11, 2012   -   By Twilya

I was in Wichita yesterday at the Women Managing the Farm Conference and it is always good to visit with other Agra Women.  I was invited as a speaker and shared some information about a I project I have worked in over the past three years that looked at...

A New Call to the Farm

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday February 03, 2011   -   By David

"Back to the soil" was never a more attractive proposition and never so worthy of being heeded as during these opening years of the 20 century. It is true that social economists have often uttered this cry because they believed, and rightly,...

Smaller Livestock Producers May Get a Fair Deal

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday January 12, 2011   -   By David

It's all about the money Several years ago I was reading something, I don't remember what now. I was shocked to find out that there has been a law on the books since 1921 that would stop a lot of the "sweetheart" deals that exist in the...

Doe and 3 fawns

Blog: Blue Moon Lavender Farm   -   Tuesday June 15, 2010   -   By Magdalena

Our lavender farm was graced this morning with a visit of a doe with triplets. The babies are wobbly on their legs, reddish brown with white spots, and quite adorable. The mother seemed unperturbed by our presence, and calmly kept grazing on grass, while the...

Spring is a time for decisions!

Blog: Kyle Farms All Natural Lamb   -   Monday April 12, 2010   -   By Anne

Well theres no doubting its spring at Kyle Farms!   Lots of new things going on here:   All the early spring lambs have been weaned and the ewes are about ready to go back out to green grass. Since theres a lull in lambing until mid-May,...

A RURAL AMERICAN FARMER'S "STIMULUS PACKAGE"

Blog: Danjo Farms   -   Saturday January 31, 2009   -   By Dan & Joanne

Allot has been said lately regarding "stimulus" packages, how the government can pull us out of "the weeds", and people loosing their jobs.  While I am truly grateful for my off -farm job getting us through the winter and feel...


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