Busy, Busy

Busy, Busy

It’s that time of year.  Things start to speed up at Baker’s Green Acres and we start to wonder how everything will get done.  It’s been sunny, but the wind is really chilly yet, which has complicated some projects. Mark & Kyle did manage to get...

Local Food

This winter we became aware that a large scale food distributor is trying to develop a “local foods” section in their offerings.  I’ve mentioned before that we have questions and reservations about how this would work out as far as local, sustainable...
Those Peepers

Those Peepers

The two “hovers”–one commercial, one creative–ready for action. Keeping up with 350 growing chicks is a challenge, especially when Chicks converge on feed and water set between the two hovers. one is only set up for 1/2 that many.  Monday...
Time

Time

I hope you’ll indulge me in some philosophical thoughts on time and living life.  Actually, I’m going to share them anyway.  Last night we watched a great movie, Mr. Magorioum’s Wonder Emporium.  It dovetailed with several pieces I’ve read and...
Feed & Food

Feed & Food

We learned an interesting thing about animal feeds this weekend.  If a label say “meal” or any such thing, the grain is a byproduct of some previous processing of it.  The particular one in question was soybean.  The mill we were at was grinding whole...

Mark’s interview

At long last, here is the link to the Interlochen Public Radio show, Points Up North,  that Mark was on. It’s an hour long, but worth the listen. It’s also on podcast, listen to the “Farming” program.

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