Today was a typical Tuesday.  The Crew did about 180 chickens by 11:00, then pitched in to do odd jobs, including the building of a new outhouse.  The packing crew got the orders filled and the chilled birds tucked in the cooler till tomorrow.  A busy but not...
Pigs on Pasture

Pigs on Pasture

The pigs are loose! Fortunately they’re loose in the next field over.  And they’re supposed to be loose in there.  The pasture Mark planted in April is finally grown enough to put the Mangalitsas in to graze the greens and dig the roots.  This particular...

Grass

Just came across this video about Joel Salatin, entitled “Grass is King”.  He was talking about farming grass and I thought it was timely.  Enjoy!

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...

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