May 17, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Well it’s been three weeks since we have moved up to the new farm and we seem to be settled in and now we are trying to hammer down a daily routine that works for everyone. I do have to admit that starting a farm from ground zero is no easy task and frankly it has been taxing on the family while we find our groove. But nonetheless it is all coming together. I have been slowly streamlining the daily cow chores, from milking, bottling, and cleaning milking equipment to moving them to new pasture every day. As Joel Salatin says, “You never want to spend more than four hours a day on your daily chores.”
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April 24, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Farm Updates Spring is in full swing, the trees are leafed out, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing. It's been our official first week and it's flown by. We have been working on unpacking and settling in our new home. Additionally, we got 6 egg layers from a like-minded farmer in this area which will supply us with enough eggs just for our family for now. However, we are investing in 50 egg layers that will start laying in the Fall. Also, the cows arrived on Friday evening and Brian spent two full days preparing for this by setting up the milking area and preparing where the cows would graze first. We have 8 lovely ladies and a stout gentle bull named Jerry.
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April 24, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Schedule a Farm Tour We are always excited to provide farm tours to individuals interested in learning more about who we are and what we do. We believe it is important for people to have a deeper connection to where their food really comes from and the best way to do that is to tour the farm where you buy or are considering to buy your food. People should understand how their food is grown and raised and what goes into that process. Never be afraid to ask the tough questions to your local farmer so that you can be confident that what you are purchasing was grown and raised focusing on sustainable and holistic practices.
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