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Blog: Green Acres Farm   -   Thursday October 17, 2013   -   By Mark

I was recently interviewed by a friend that has a blog and is a much better writer then I am.  So I thought I would post a link to her blog here.  I hope this works.   http://silentache.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/an-interview-on-permaculture-...

A Time for Turkeys

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Friday November 16, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The time is nearing for a quintessential American tradition—eating turkey in November.  There is the fuss over the stuffing, the sauces, the mashed potatoes and the pumpkin pie, but the turkey always remains the centerpiece.  Why...

Turkey Season!!!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Friday November 16, 2012   -   By Jason

  Here we are again near the end of the year and coming into one of the busiest weeks for our farm. Turkey Season!!! This time of year is alway busy and hectic for us on the farm as our customers anticipated purchasing their centerpiece for...

welcome

Blog: Johnson Farms   -   Thursday November 01, 2012   -   By Walter

Thank you for stopping by and looking at our page.   We are busy with growing the turkeys and harvesting crops.  

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Hot, crazy summer at Hawk Valley Garden

Blog: Hawk Valley Garden   -   Monday July 30, 2012   -   By Sue

Hello to all from Northwest Iowa... Hawk Valley Garden has survived this long, crazy summer of 2012. We planted early in May and had a decent month of rains and weather all the way to mid June. Then drought hit us and we had no rain until the...

Heritage Breed Turkey

Blog: Tail Spin Farm   -   Sunday July 29, 2012   -   By Scott and Renee

We have tried for a year and a half  to breed our heritage breed Royal Palm turkeys, with no luck.  We tried both the incubator the last two summers and letting our 3 hens just sit on the eggs, but nothing seemed to produce any results.  We...

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A Day in the Life of a Farmer

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday May 01, 2012   -   By Emily

What is it like to be a farmer? Here's an example of a typical spring day. This is an actual journal of a real day, selected at random, in this case Monday, April 30, 2012. Get up. As Dan checks on the large animals, I get up and check the incubator. ...

Planting Early This Year

Blog: Hartland Farms   -   Sunday April 15, 2012   -   By Patricia and Eric

What  strange weather we have had.  Eric has  planted our onions.  Today's rain was much needed!  Now it is too wet to finish planting the leeks.  Oh well it gave him a break. Our turkeys are growing well.  The rye we...

Turkey Day at the Market

Blog: Cardinal Hill Farm   -   Monday November 21, 2011   -   By Wayne and Kay

It was Turkey Day at the market on Saturday, November 19th. It was a very busy day and a big success. Thanks to everyone who ordered this year. Also, a big thank you to all of you that support us every week by dropping by and purchasing local. ...

All Natural

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday June 27, 2011   -   By Emily

Another busy week here on the farm!  Last week was full of excitement. As I began the early Saturday garden rounds, I heard a soft noise coming from the turkey nest by the old greenhouse.  I knew that the Royal Palm hen had been sitting on a few...

Rain Delay

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday April 19, 2011   -   By Emily

April showers are still falling here at the farm, making it hard to get much done outside these days. I've been so excited to spend my first spring on the farm full time and have been anxiously awaiting conditions outside to dry out so we can begin the spring...

So much rain the worms are drowning

Blog: Gravel Knolls Farm, CSA   -   Friday April 15, 2011   -   By Linda

April 15... Just a few days ago I stepped into the plastic covered hoop house protecting our crop of transplants for the farm and noticed 3-4 dozen worms of all sizes laying still on top the hard, muddy ground and not a one showing the tiniest of wiggles....

Poults & Plastic

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday April 12, 2011   -   By Emily

April sure has been a roller coaster, weather-wise, so far!  We're not even 2 weeks into the month and we've had everything from snow to thunderstorms to 80+ degree temps!  We're hoping things will even out and dry up a bit soon so we can get serious...

Are You OK?

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday February 27, 2011   -   By Emily

When an animal suddenly has a change in its behavior, it's always something to take note of.  Frequently, it's your first or only warning of sickness.  It also can indicate when things aren't right in the environment or that a baby is...

Farm Pick-Up Today! Sat. Feb. 5th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Saturday February 05, 2011   -   By Poly

Today marks another pick-up day at the farm. Open to registered farm members. Please bring your large coolers, try to carpool and wear flat shoes. Please, drive up and open and close the gate  behind you, we have livestock running free. ...

Broad Breasted White Turkeys Are Not A Qualified B...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Thursday January 27, 2011   -   By Poly

Turkey breed facts: Broad breasted white INSERT FROM RAINBOW RANCH FARMS:  Check to see if your thanksgiving turkey, meets your standards, sometimes, not all turkeys qualify as a turkey breed. Try to educate your farmer, encourage your local farmer...

The End of Meat Season

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday December 14, 2010   -   By Emily

The last major farm task for the year is over now.  This weekend we filled our freezer pork orders, and everything is cut, wrapped and frozen,  We're just waiting on the hams & bacons now, as the smoking process takes about a week longer....

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The 2010 Turkeys

Blog: Scappoose Farms   -   Tuesday August 24, 2010   -   By Joyce

Scappoose Farms Farm fresh… Naturally! Well, here we are at Harvest Time. My favorite time of year! Our herbs are ready to dry, the vegetables are ripening and going to market soon, and the whole farm has a feeling of completion and satisfaction. The...

More rain

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Wednesday June 16, 2010   -   By Ann

It just keeps on raining.  We have an inch now, and it's still coming down.  It let up for a couple of hours this afternoon, so I let the goats out for a while.     Since I was inside, I did some spinning, crocheting and cheese...

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