The rain is wonderful.  The sun is great.  We especially love it when it rains hard like it did yesterday and then is sunny and warm like today.  The grass seemed to grow two inches!  We spent the day outside as much as possible, with various degrees of sunburn to...
Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

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...

Natural food

At the recent Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference we attended Karen Lubbers’ keynote address.  Karen’s farm is Lubber’s Farm in Coopersville, MI.  One of the things she talked about is the value and integrity of “real” food.  A few...

On Soup and Stock

“Properly prepared, meat stocks are extremely nutritious, containing the minerals of bone, cartilage, marrow and vegetables as electrolytes, a form that is easy to assimilate.  Acidic wine or vinegar added during cooking helps to draw minerals, particularly...

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