Power and money, it’s what motivates so much of this world.  Unfortunately, power and money has way more to do with feeding the world than do nutrition and ethics.  Here’s some thoughts from Joel Salatin on the topic.  It’s a lengthy read (he was an...

Natural food

At the recent Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference we attended Karen Lubbers’ keynote address.  Karen’s farm is Lubber’s Farm in Coopersville, MI.  One of the things she talked about is the value and integrity of “real” food.  A few...

It’s a sunny day outside, the clearspan is glowing, the chickens are stretching, the pigs, goats, sheep and cow are basking.  I looked at a couple of pictures of chickens on pasture this summer with longing.  The clearspan still grows a mighty fine chicken in...

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we received the best presents a pig can give: piglets!  Two of the blond Mangalitsa sows had litters.  They have proven to be good mothers.  They are in loose stalls with deep straw bedding.  The room is insulated and stays...

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