Grass is our biggest commodity.  It’s what we turn into top quality chicken and pork.  It makes all the difference in eggs and beef, too.  It always amazes us how the grass behind the chicken tractors is enriched.  This photo shows the tractor tracks nicely. ...
Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Kevin Costner built a baseball diamond.  Mark Baker is building chicken tractors.  This is what a field of 27 tractors filled with about 2000 chickens looks like.  It’s a lot of chickens, make no mistake.  Mark commented this week, “We aren’t in...
Education

Education

The University of Chicago can boast of some bright students.  If the gentlemen from the Culinary Club who visited us last week are any measure, it’s a fine institution.  Eight members of the club drove up from Chicago to spend the weekend in Northern Michigan on...
Stayin’ Cool

Stayin’ Cool

If you couldn’t sweat, how would you stay cool when the temperature reads 90 degrees?  If you were a pig, you’d do something like this: Pigs cool off by taking a mud bath, much like rhinos and elephants.  The water slowly evaporates, cooling them like your...

Food for thought

A Facebook friend brought up an article recently that sparked some thoughts.  “Is Free-Range Meat Making Us Sick?” is the title.  The gist of the article is that free-range animals can have higher parasite counts than containment animals and therefore be...
Education

Education

As I’ve said before, we’re not afraid to share what we know.  Education is a part of what we do.  Case in point is the Stuart Kunkle family.  They’ve had gardens and animals before, but are starting over.  They purchased a few Russian Boer weaner...

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