New starts – Picking Up the Pieces after the Michigan Department of Natural Resources -AG Bill Schuette bestowed our pigs back to us.

New starts – Picking Up the Pieces after the Michigan Department of Natural Resources -AG Bill Schuette bestowed our pigs back to us.

I’m writing outside today for the first time in a really long time. Like years. It’s been an interesting year, this year since the DNR graciously bestowed our pigs back to us. Many people have asked us, some almost immediately, “You’re OK now, back to business like...
Spring sun

Spring sun

The baby pigs born in February’s snow are loving April’s sun.  They will be ready to go to new homes starting mid April. The older ones are, alternately, digging to China and sunbathing.                 The guys are...
Treats

Treats

We are seasonal eaters, for the most part.  One of the facets of that is that we have seasonal “treats.”  Fall brings smoked chicken, squash, lots of apple cider.  Summer treats include corn on the cob and tomatoes.  Spring is the season of asparagus,...
Pastured Poultry 101

Pastured Poultry 101

We’re getting chickens ready for the summer season.  A chicken raised to be a chicken, eating grass, catching bugs, basking in the sun and fresh air, is the most fabulous eating experience.  Because they are raised with all the good nutrition nature has to...
Winter Farm

Winter Farm

Sam caught Frank and the potato plant in the same mode: looking for sun and spring! ************ The Jersey dairy cows soak in the winter sun. ***************** Pumpkin Pie, our Jersey bull calf, and one of the neighbor’s feral pheasants enjoy wandering the...