Sharing the farm is one of our favorite activities.  This can take many forms, from a simple tour to a meal of farm food to helping with farm jobs.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve done it all.  Sam grilled chicken halves for a MIFFS board tour and dinner. ...
A Boy’s Life

A Boy’s Life

Jim is two. He lives to do what his siblings do, from eating what they eat, to saying whatever they say (sometimes they regret that!), to… Helping with the biochar retort… **** **** **** **** *** Playing with the cow… *** *** *** *** *** and baby...

Sunday night is gear-up night. We’ve found that picking up chickens at night makes the job a lot easier. Chickens (and other fowl) don’t move at night. That makes them easy prey for nocturnal hunters, including chicken farmers. The guys go out after dark,...

Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

On April 12 we officially had the first chickens out on grass. Well, grass such as it is when the snow has only been off  it a week or less.  We needed to clean out the clearspan building in preparation for our summer production, so these chickens got kicked out and...

Sometimes this time in the winter feels like the “dog days” of the season.  The sun yesterday was inspirational, though.  We all got outside, worked on various projects, enjoyed the warmth and UV rays.  The pigs are lazy fellows.  Their house flooded in...

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