May 17, 2016 • 0 comment(s)
Another week down in the books and Nature's Roots Farm is rockin' and rollin'!! The cows and chickens are doing great and we added a group of nine pigs to the mix. I felt like I was missing something the first month here on the new farm and when I got my first group of pigs, my soul felt complete. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my cows and laying hens but something about the pigs just invigorates me and puts a smile on my face every day I check on them.
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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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