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...
Humor

Humor

Farm humor: we have a rambunctious calf named Sammy.  We also have a chicken named Joe.  Can you see the resemblance?

THEY’RE OUT!!  We have a clearspan full of baby birds, but the tractors are filling up.  The rainy, windy weather was a challenge, but Mark shifted wind blocks around as the wind changed and the birds did OK.   We’ve actually been able to harvest some from...
collaboration

collaboration

“Many hand make light work.”  So said my wise and very experienced Grandmother.  We’ve found that not only do many hand make light work–it’s a lot more fun, too.  Here’s some of our projects: This weekend we trekked north of...

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