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Poultry Personnel

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday October 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite being someone who likes to plan, I’ve developed this trend during the last several years of my life where I put things off until the last minute. Getting my garden ready for fall (and really, winter and spring) has sadly been no different. Last...

Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

Chicken Week (Psst! We Have Chickens!)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? We have chickens! We are the proud owners of six ISA Red egg-laying hens who are six weeks old as of today! If all goes well, they’ll be supplying us with fresh, brown eggs by the end of the summer. We selected ISA Reds because they...

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...

Busy Sunday

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday April 22, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today has been another hectic day at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. We started early this morning planting cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower in the field. This will open up space in the hoop house for tomatoes. After that was finished we planted more beets,...

Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli - Oh My!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday April 20, 2012   -   By Jeff

Yesterday was another very busy and productive day. Dad worked on some equipment issues while I transplanted tomatoes. We are getting closer to planting the tomatoes in the high tunnel. I am thinking Monday or Tuesday of this upcoming week. I want to wait...

Energetic Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday April 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

After some more research, I determined that I needed to find the right fertilizer for the asparagus. After driving all over the country, I found out that no one carried what I was looking for. So, we switched gears and planted potatoes yesterday. I worked some...

Pinky Too!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday March 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

It's amazing what a chiropractor can do for a sore back! I have not been to a chiropractor for many years, but I finally went today and got an adjustment. Dr. Rice in DeKalb, Illinois fixed me right up. He had me feeling better soon after I got on the table....

Seed Day - Breast Cancer Awareness

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 21, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today I am off to pick up my large seed order. The company said I could tour the facility when I get there. I am really looking forward to learning how they sort, store and package the seed. My friend Rick Wilkening and another buddy, Mike Maddox are going...

Chicken Tractors

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Saturday January 15, 2011   -   By shepherd

Today we took advantage of the warm weather. We loaded up on lumber supplies and hauled them back for later work. We also started plans for the new chicken tractors. We plan to have seperate tractors for each breed, so that our new chicks will all be pure bred...

Work Begins On Our Newest Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday August 03, 2010   -   By Chris

We've finally started work on our newest pasture.  This particular pasture is about 2/3 of a mile down the road...not far at all.  We've finally "tamed" the pasture that we acquired laste year--meaning all of the invasive trees have been...

And Yet Another Storm

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday March 03, 2010   -   By Mona

Last Thursday, New Hampshire, and most of New England and New York were hit with yet another seriously strong storm.  The weather forecasters talked about it for days; you’d think the apocalypse was coming.  They’ve been pretty wrong quite a bit...

The Calm Before the Storm

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday January 23, 2010   -   By Mona

Oh what an absolutely beautiful day today!  The sun has been shining and not a cloud in the sky.  The sky is so blue, blue, blue making this weeks’ additional 1 foot+ snowfall look so white, white, white.  Best of all it’s been just above...

Winter Continues

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday January 06, 2010   -   By Mona

We have had gentle snowfall for 6 days now.  We’ve probably picked up close to another foot of snow.  At least it’s come in small increments so it makes it easier for us to clear the driveway and pathways around the house and down to the barn and...

Just In Time To Beat the Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday December 13, 2009   -   By Chris

A couple of weeks back we had about what seemed to be non-stop rain for days on end.  The farm had become a mud pit.  Almost like Spring, but without the flowers, grass, and other plants popping up and sucking up the excess water.  So...we had...

Some (Re)Assembly Required

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday November 25, 2009   -   By Chris

A while back I was stuck in the mud with my Farmall Cub tractor.  I was furiously running the throttle up and down, back and forth trying to get enough momentum to break free and get the tractor moving forward instead of downward into the mud.  I...

Cedar Posts, Part 2

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday November 18, 2009   -   By Chris

Just got word today from a wood-cutter friend several towns over that he has 76 more cedar logs for us.  Perfect timing for some of my upcoming building projects.  I was starting to use up the first load with all the fencing that we put up in our...

Moving to the New Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday July 11, 2009   -   By Chris

We acquired a "new to us" trailer that will work out perfectly for hauling hogs and our cattle, as well as myriad other things (kids, pumpkins, hay, wood). Our plan is to move two of the cattle to the new pasture this afternoon.  If all...

Old-Timey Shots

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By Chris

You'd almost think that this photo was taken 60 years ago.  Anyhow, Erica snapped this on Monday afternoon in the midst of my fence work on the new pasture.  Stunning looking machine, eh?  I got to drive it down the road about 1/2...

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