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A true work dog

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Thursday November 07, 2013   -   By Brian

 Fer Coadee is all work when outside, we still have a lot of training to go through, she is fast to learn but slow to change existing behavior.   To which, when people drive up to the farm she is there to discourage them.   Not good when you...

Forever True Farm Dogs

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday September 24, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

You can sing praises to the barn cats that catch their weight in small vermin or that sit quivering in eager anticipation as the cow is being milked—hoping for a squirt of warm creaminess aimed their way.  You can compliment the watchful (if...

More on Organization: Working on Menu Planning & G...

Blog: For Dragonflies And Me   -   Tuesday September 04, 2012   -   By Neil & Jean

I don't mind cooking, it's not my favorite thing to do, but we gotta eat right?  Taylor is the one who is in love with being in the kitchen. It's funny though... she firsts loves to bake~ that is my least favorite; she likes ...

First Cutting

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday June 13, 2012   -   By Emily

 A very important thing happened over the weekend...we put up our first cutting of hay! The weather was perfect for enough days for us to cut the entire upper hay field, as well as part of the field by the neighbor's woodline. Dan and the horses cut...

What Happened to Winter???

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 02, 2012   -   By Jeff

I have been wondering what happened to winter? It has been so warm here in Northern Illinois the last two weeks, I am not sure I ever remember it being this warm. It makes me a little nervous about what the later part of March will look like. I have heard when...

Fer Coadee 8 months........

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Monday November 07, 2011   -   By Brian

Coadee is now eight months old.  The dog eats stink bugs, at least we witnessed her eat four of them.  The last one she regurgitated.  We purchased a large kennel to keep her in during the day/night as needed.  She has proven to...

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Point-Counter-Point:

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 28, 2011   -   By Brian

A DOG’S PERSPECTIVE.   Hi, my name is Coadee, actually, it is Fer Coadee, but my pompous owners mercifully just call me Coadee.  My new owners recently pilfered me from my parents.  Okay maybe pilfered is a little harsh, but no one asked...

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Fer Coadee

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday April 12, 2011   -   By Brian

Part of our plan all along was to get a working dog when we went to farming full-time.  My wife, being a dog person, did the research to find the right breed and personality for chickens.  The reason for waiting is that dogs, especially working...

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Old Dogs and chilly mornnings

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Friday January 14, 2011   -   By Megan

Tweed and I inaugurated the new farm tool this morning! We got on the new quad and took the sheep out to the open pastures. Tweed was thrilled to do more than just bring the girls in! He moved them through the gates and out to graze, kept them away from the...

Christmas Puppies!

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Sunday December 26, 2010   -   By Megan

Gracie aka The Velociraptor had 6 pups yesterday. 4 females 2males. They should make amazing stock dogs! Faith and Hope already have homes as do Blitz and Nick. Angel and Feliz are still available. This is an intentional cross to produce a Superior Cow dog....

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What Dad Thinks is fun

Blog: Tulsa City Farm   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Malcolm

  This week was busy with day to day functions of every family and work.My daughter is learning, sometimes life is hard work.She had, home work, to do every day, to do and then go to work with me, after dinner.Working until dusk each night....

an early spring

Blog: Ebb and Flow Farm   -   Wednesday April 07, 2010   -   By Forrest Skylar

It's been a long journey home from Florida and we're ready to start the new farming season. Yes I know we get a late start, but that's ok. So the rush begins. The first mission was to rebuild the greenhouse before all else. Next we started trays and trays of...

Branding day

Blog: MM Livestock Co   -   Sunday September 20, 2009   -   By Megan

Branding day went pretty well. We castrated 40 bull calves, branded all 82, took blood samples for testing, vaccinated, etc. I thought it was going to be crazy with all the extra people around but Chris kept everyone where they needed to be and there were no...

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Great Success Thanks to the Omaha Jaycees

Blog: Nebraska Crop Tops   -   Thursday May 14, 2009   -   By Farmer Ed

We've so far had a great Spring.  The temperatures for us have been awesome.  Unfortunately the nights still have been a bit on the chilly side so some of the crops are just sitting there!  Things in the greenhouse are coming right along...

Cultipacking and other farm adventures

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday April 24, 2009   -   By Emily

I did my first fieldwork with the horses by myself!  Dan was finishing planting the hay field when I got home from work last week.  As he was sick of spending so much time up there, I got to drive the cultipacker.  It's like a big roller...

Butchering time is here again...

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday April 17, 2009   -   By Emily

It's a beautiful spring day here in Pennsylvania.  I'm looking forward to a productive weekend on the farm.  My husband's parents are kind enopugh to help us with the butchering of our hogs, so I am looking forward to seeing them this...

Progress On the Farm...Before and After Shots

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday January 30, 2009   -   By Chris

So here are some photos of our farm just before we moved in.  These were taken by my wife and our friend Jeff, who checked out the farm when it was for sale.  These photos (actually, mention of the barn!) was all it took to convince me to buy the...

It's a Family Thing

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday January 18, 2009   -   By Chris

While we're inside waiting for the snow to let up enough to go work outside, here are some photos of my family hard at work this past summer setting up the farm. Our kids love taking part in just about any farm task, and they really are great...


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