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. ...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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