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If You Believe in the Right to Choose Your Food - ...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday June 28, 2012   -   By David

Tamworth Barrow circa 1920 Heritage breed hogs are under attack by the Michigan Department of Natural resources. This is a picture of a Tamworth barrow that was a prize winning pig in 1920. Below is a picture of a Tamworth barrow today. To me...

new news about birthing crates

Blog: Hog and Dogs Ranch / Produce   -   Tuesday June 05, 2012   -   By Brien and Debbie

Kroger asks for 'accelerated' move to stall-free pork   (6/4/2012) By Rod Smith The Kroger Co. announced this morning that it has started to inform its pork suppliers that it believes...

We Don't Like How Your Pigs Look, We're Taking The...

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday March 19, 2012   -   By David

Michigan is pushing a new act to allow the government to decide by simply looking at your stock and decide if it is a prohibited species. I know that sounds crazy but small farmers are being told they need to be sure they are compliant before the...

County Fair Is In Town

Blog: Hoosierfarm   -   Tuesday July 20, 2010   -   By Shirley

The county fair is here and I live across the street from the park that host it every year. Lots of noise and excitement going on. A good time for kids to show their stuff. Good luck to all.

Chinese Garlic Prices Quadruple Amid Swine Flu Fea...

Blog: Christopher Ranch   -   Wednesday December 02, 2009   -   By Justin

In a fortunate turnaround for domestic garlic growers, the price of Chinese garlic continues ebbing upward, reaching unprecedented levels and outperforming gold and stocks. Indeed, wholesale garlic prices in Beijing have soared 15 times as high as...

Obama's kids NO vaccinations!?!

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday October 29, 2009   -   By Sharon

Just thought I would pass this along, great link! http://fto.co. za/opinion/ obama-declares- swine-flu- national- emergency- what-about- his-own-children -2009102515569. html Peaceful Blessings!  

List of Vaccine Fillers & Adjuvents

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Friday October 09, 2009   -   By Sharon

LIST OF VACCINE FILLERS & ADJUVENTS L This list, officially administered by design with every vaccine provided to the public, in addition to the squalene that appears to be in this upcoming swine flu vaccine, is of great concern to many parents and...

Swine Flu Vaccine Notes from the NVIC Conference

Blog: Sharon Hubbs-Kreft, Herbalist - Amazing Grace Herbals LLC   -   Thursday October 08, 2009   -   By Sharon

This week, millions of doses of the vaccine for H1N1 - or swine flu - will begin to be dispersed across the United States. Media hype has cultivated fear and anxiety over the possibility of a swine flu pandemic but what you are not hearing is what hundreds of...

Free Range vs Pasture Pens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday May 06, 2009   -   By Wes

We get alot of emails on how we raise our poultry here on the farm, so decided it would be a good topic to discuss on the blog.  There is basically two different ways to raise your pastured poultry. We are going to discuss both ways.  We raise all...

Animals have jobs too

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday April 21, 2009   -   By Wes

Here at the ranch all the animals have jobs too. Their jobs are to do the back breaking work of clearing and tilling the land, at the same time fertilizing and spreading it too. The pigs have gotten more done then I first thought they would. They have to till...

Happy Easter

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday April 12, 2009   -   By Wes

Wanted to wish every body a happy Easter Holiday. We finished our first batch of Poulet Rouge Broilers last week. Everything went great and the chicken tasted great. We were able to fill every order that we pre sold, leaving only 2 chickens for us to enjoy...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update - 3

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Wes

Would just like to share some photos that i had taken this afternoon of the poulet rouge broilers. They are going to be processed on Wed. April 8 th just a few days away. I'll report dressed weights.    The farm is buzzing now. I start at daylight...

Poulet Rouge Broiler Update - 2

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday March 20, 2009   -   By Wes

The first batch is now 9 weeks old. I weighed four of them today as the suspense was killing me. 1@4lbs - 2@5lbs - 1@6lbs, Keep in mind that was on a cheapo scale, but I did calibrate it with a 10 lb weight before I weighed them so they should be pretty close...

A set of twins

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday March 15, 2009   -   By Wes

Our third doe had her new kids this morning. Went out for feedings and there they where. A beautiful set of twins. 1F - 1M. So that puts us at 8n ew goat kids this year. 2 more then expected. All in all we have 4F-4M kids. Now means we have 4 new does to add...

Another set of triplets !!!!

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Thursday March 12, 2009   -   By Wes

Wow we just had a second set of triplets yesterday. 1F - 2M. What a start to a new season on the new property. We have now have what we expected to get from all three does, but we still got one more doe that is due any time now. Will it be another set of...

2009 Boer Goat Kids

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Tuesday March 10, 2009   -   By Wes

Last night we had a doe give birth to 3 new kids !!! 2 girls and 1 boy. Been waiting for her to have her kids for the last 2 days, finally last night sometime she did. Woke up this morning went outside to do my chores and heard a very weird sound. Oh yeah that...

Marans Chicks have Hatched

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Wednesday March 04, 2009   -   By Wes

Just wanted to update you on the new Marans chicks that have hatched out in the last few weeks. These are a mix of a few different kinds of Marans. There is Black Copper,Cuckoo,Splash,and Blues in this brooder. I just took out 30 chicks that had hatched that...

Clearing land with chickens

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Sunday March 01, 2009   -   By Wes

Well it is still not spring here and the grasses have not really started to grow, there are some new shoots but not alot yet. So since the broilers were tearing up the grass and it was not re-growing we figured to move them over to where we are clearing to be...

Certified Naturally Grown

Blog: Harp Turkey Ranch   -   Friday February 20, 2009   -   By Wes

Our Certified Naturally Grown application was accepted today.   For those of you that don't know what  Certified Naturally Grown is let me explain... Certified Naturally Grown was created to ENCOURAGE people to purchase from the small...

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