Farmstead Feed: Jill shares the latest from the Farmstead Desk

Gathering is a revolutionary act

Gathering is a revolutionary act

Gathering is a revolutionary act. There's a great power in gathering with like minded people. When you choose to step out of the flow of "normal" life, it helps a great deal to have folks to lock arms with, to connect to, for help and support. That is how you...

Guardians of the Birds

Guardians of the Birds

Livestock Guardian dogs (Great Pyrenees, to be exact) save the day! Do you know you almost didn't have access to Northern Michigan's best pasture raised chickens? Our second or third year here on Baker's Green Acres, we had predators that got nearly as many chickens...

Anyone Can Farm Tribe Day Happenings

Anyone Can Farm Tribe Day Happenings

We hope you'll join us for a fun day of learning and fellowship! Here's the basic plan: Event time schedule:   Time Event Speaker 8:00: AM Coffee's on! 9:00: AM workshops Josh Cross: Bees Parker Holmes: grazing cattle 10:30: AM workshops Jill Baker: Eat Your...

Spring and visions

Spring and visions

It's Spring! April is an odd time, a transition time on the farm. We're still cleaning up winter, but summer's energy isn't quite there yet. No snow. No grass. So, what are we doing? Preparing. Entertaining visions of the possibilities of the summer. That includes:...

The value of a life: Homestead Hog Harvest

The value of a life: Homestead Hog Harvest

This is our project this weekend: teaching a valuable homesteading skill. Appreciating your food and knowing that it was raised, harvested, and prepared with care from field to plate is part of a healthy lifestyle. Your food is your nourishment and an investment you...

Building fences

Building fences

    Setting good fence posts is the foundation of a good fence. https://youtu.be/xOoTeXsIgSk We've chased our share of pigs. And cows. And goats. And sheep. It's not an experience we look forward to. It makes for a good "Farmfit" exercise. And lots of...

Summer scenes on the farm

Summer scenes on the farm

Every year is a new adventure on the farm.  Every summer brings it's own challenges and joys.   What's up this summer?  We're still raising our chickens out on pasture in mobile chicken tractor pens and giving them GMO free feed along with the grass and bugs.  We're...

It’s all about who you know

It’s all about who you know

"Do you like doing this job?" Someone asked me this once about chicken processing as I was loading her processed chickens into her car.  That question often comes back as I'm heading into the shop on Friday morning.  Friday is the day we process chickens for other...

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