Sharing the farm is one of our favorite activities.  This can take many forms, from a simple tour to a meal of farm food to helping with farm jobs.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve done it all.  Sam grilled chicken halves for a MIFFS board tour and dinner. ...

Videos

We have a new facet to our site! Sam has been learning how to produce videos and has made a few for us. On the sideof the screen is a box titled “pages.” There is a page for the videos. There’s one just for fun that the boys made, a couple showing...
Welcome Frank

Welcome Frank

We are proud of our children.  What parent isn’t, I guess?  A couple of weeks ago, on July 2, we added Francis “Frank” Benjamin to the Bunch.  He was a solid 9 lb. 8 oz. and stretched 21.75 in..  He gets as many kisses as he could want daily and gets...
HOT chicks

HOT chicks

With the super hot weather lately, there are different challenges to raising broiler chickens.  These birds are hybrid and have trouble with extremes of weather.  In the past we have lost many birds to the heat despite our best efforts, but we’ve also learned a...
A Boy’s Life

A Boy’s Life

Jim is two. He lives to do what his siblings do, from eating what they eat, to saying whatever they say (sometimes they regret that!), to… Helping with the biochar retort… **** **** **** **** *** Playing with the cow… *** *** *** *** *** and baby...

Sunday night is gear-up night. We’ve found that picking up chickens at night makes the job a lot easier. Chickens (and other fowl) don’t move at night. That makes them easy prey for nocturnal hunters, including chicken farmers. The guys go out after dark,...

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