Grass

Just came across this video about Joel Salatin, entitled “Grass is King”.  He was talking about farming grass and I thought it was timely.  Enjoy!

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...
Mudhole

Mudhole

FUN ON THE FARM – “It’s nothing but a mud puddle!” says Dad. “Yeah, but it’s a FUN mud puddle!” exclaims Sam. Last week we sent many loads of fill dirt over to a neighbor to fill in a small pond.  In the process, the excavator...

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...