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Ducks are happy, but I think for this to work, we ...

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Thursday July 05, 2012   -   By Carol

The ducks are doing well, they stay around their little wading pool mostly, so I move it around the yard often.  Our ducks like checking out the chicken pens, and our hens like to follow the ducks around the yard.  It is fun to watch.  The...

Family farmers in the business of milking cows :Ch...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Tony

Here is another small farmer story and the dilemma of trying to make a buck milking a cow and selling locally grown food. In this election year small farmers must come together to gather not just crops but also their votes and voices to...

Wanda the chicken feeling better, cages and cruelt...

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Friday November 18, 2011   -   By Mary

After a week of recovery, Wanda is fully recovered.  Her leg, broken mysteriously, has healed straight and she is putting her full weight on it again.  The most difficult part of her adventure?  Being restrained for a week in cage (she is...

rooster attacks bread! and wins!

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Mary

Our tiny bantam rooster, a polish tophat, who is quite insane,was treated to some bread today. He angrily thrashed it, tore it, sparring with it for minutes... And ate it happily. We think he has inferiority issues.

A brand new baby calf born this week here on the T...

Blog: Two Rooster Ranch in Marble Falls, TX   -   Friday March 11, 2011   -   By Todd and Carol

It is exhausting and thrilling all in the same breath when a a calf is born....this was a first birth for this momma heffer and she did a great job.  We belive she gave birth, got back on her feet and was nursing all within an hour! 

Another chicken processing weekend is passed

Blog: Blueberry Hill Farm   -   Monday August 23, 2010   -   By Carmen

We just completed another chicken processing weekend here on the farm and I am disappointed to say that these were the smallest birds overall we've ever processed.  Another testament to the effects of the brutal high temperatures and humidity of July and...

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Blog Renewal

Blog: Blueberry Hill Farm   -   Monday May 24, 2010   -   By Carmen

If anyone out in the "blogoshpere" ever read any of my earlier posts, then you will know that I have been extremely remiss on posting entries over the past few months.  It's not that I haven't been writing down some of the farm happenings, but...

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Haven on Earth

Blog: Ward Hilltop Farm   -   Friday December 04, 2009   -   By LuvPats

Fourth generation farmers, we delight in building a traditional country farm atmosphere.  A 'haven on earth', hillsides surround us speckled with cattle, as well as wildlife and birds attracted by Conservation Reserve Program acreage strewn with prairie...

TV crew visits the farm

Blog: Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm   -   Thursday April 09, 2009   -   By Jody

TV Crew Visits The Farm Yesterday afternoon, a TV crew from Chicago came to the farm to do a story on our Community Support Agriculture meat shares. They filmed at our farm and our neighbor, Mike Warren’s, farm. Mike raises fantastic black...

Chickens are here

Blog: Tilson Farms   -   Friday March 06, 2009   -   By William & Jessica

Hi everyone, Well chicken season is here again, we are very excited this year and hope everything goes well. As everyone one that has a farm knows that starting out everything might not go as we planned. With that said that is what happened to us,...

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The Story of Sully

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Thursday February 19, 2009   -   By Teresa

Sully is the second horse we adopted from the horse rescue in June of '07.  He was not quite two years old at the time.  We chose him because of his sweet disposition -- he came right up to us in the corral, and after getting his nose...

A little bit about us

Blog: Ebersole Cattle Company   -   Thursday November 06, 2008   -   By ShanenEbersole

Hi, My name is Shanen Ebersole.  My family and I run Ebersole Cattle Company.  In this first blog  I will tell you a little history of us and our farm. My husband and I turned 32 this year and we have 3 children.  Addie is 8, Jolene is...

What we have here

Blog: West Creek Family Farm   -   Thursday November 06, 2008   -   By Peggy

Our family has been here at our little hobby farm for some 19 years.  For all of our years here we have raised chickens, goats and beef cows.  This year we decided to broaden our little enterprise and introduced 2 male alpacas to our farm.  Well...

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