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The Question: why we farm

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Thursday October 11, 2012   -   By Brian

It is a regular occurrence, a question we're asked: why do we do all this work? A night in a deep January, I’m lying on my side in six inches of snow, the temperature at 3 degrees. I have a heat gun in my hand and have been trying for 30 minutes to...

Ruling The Roost

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Monday October 08, 2012   -   By Brian

The time of morning, just before sunrise, where the light is revealing the landscape, the animals are stirring but not up, the distant meow of our cat Mickey as he strolls up the hundred or so yards from his den to our front porch is my favorite time of the...

Full Moon

Blog: Winged Elm Farm   -   Saturday October 06, 2012   -   By Brian

I was standing in the oldest orchard. The light was provided by the full moon. High and staggered clouds were moving across the sky providing a stop and go slide show with the moonlight. And, I was reminded again that one of the principle joys of living in the...

The House That Jack Built?

Blog: Smaht Fahm   -   Thursday December 23, 2010   -   By Erin

On a fahmstead, nothing is simple.  Oh sure, you might be thinking about the gentle quacking of ducks, cooing of the chickens, buzzing of the bees, but that all takes work to accomplish.  Some of the work is planned, like maintenance chores, but a...

Life with Longhorns, barbed wire and busted knuckl...

Blog: Box Kite Farms, LLC   -   Thursday June 18, 2009   -   By Brent

Hi to everyone! We run a family farm in central Oklahoma.  We are transitioning into to sustainable and organic farming.  We raise longhorn cattle, mostly for show/pasture ornimentation and they are taking over our lives.  They are great...

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