September 26, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Can you believe that Autumn is already upon us? The heat finally broke and the temperature is just right for the working days to ensue. Not that we haven't been workin', its just pleasant to be outside this time of the year, all day and through the night. We have been working diligently to keep things progressing here at the farm. I am getting garden beds built so that we can start to grow more of our own produce and perhaps even have some to offer to our patrons in the near future. I like planning layouts and designing gardens to grow copious amounts of food. Although I have been focusing on livestock in the recent past, I have an affinity for food forests, edible landscapes and getting my hands in the dirt. I can tell Willow has the eye for it too. Can’t wait till she can start making herself toward the garden and maybe eat some dirt. That's right, you know why small kids put so many things in their mouths; including dirt? To build their immune systems. If you were to research this statement, you would want to look up the “Terrain Theory” versus the “Germ Theory” to find out more information on this subject.
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September 19, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Well it has been a crazy week here at the farm. Things kind of unraveled a bit for us but we are reeling it back together. As you know our beef products are running very low and we decided to buy a couple beef cows that we could finish out on our farm before we took them to be processed. As the cows were being delivered and unloaded from the trailer, the two new cows took off running and did not look back. They have been missing since Friday morning and they are nowhere to be found. An APB has been put out to all the neighbors and farmers around us as well as through social media. We are hoping that they turn up very soon as we can replenish our beef products. Keep this situation in your thoughts and prayers.
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September 12, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
The days are starting to get shorter. Day light savings time is approaching. We are working diligently to prepare for the winter. We are cutting copious amounts of firewood, planning and preparing to process our pigs, getting ready to harvest pines, build more shelters and pole barns, and the list goes on. Yes we are already talking about winter because it will be here before you know it. As we are excited to process our first batch of pigs in North Carolina, we are thinking on how to capture the essence in the quality and care we take in raising our pigs. All our animals actually and much more.
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