A storm hit our place on Tuesday. Most of our neighbors reported a little hail and some wind, but something completely different happened at our place. The storm mangled three of our chicken coops and threw them hundreds of feet. Several of the other coops were knocked aside and broken on the inside, their wallsContinue reading “Storm damage – help needed”
I and our wholesale buyer Jack McCann were interviewed by MN 350 about our farm and regenerative agriculture in general. The podcast is entitled “An Irreplaceable Treasure.” Find it here: https://mn350action.org/podcasts/ One of the things I ended up talking about in the podcast, which I did not expect to do, was the precious nature ofContinue reading “The treasure of our soil”
Over the winter, because the pandemic has been so isolating for people, we are offering virtual farm tours to groups of adults with disabilities. Using Zoom (or a similar platform) we share a slideshow and talk about our farm and our work, then answer questions. If you want us to present virtually at a dayContinue reading “Virtual farm tours”
Refurbishing my family room has involved a few trips to the Used a Bit furniture store. On my first visit, I considered a large coffee table. An elegant clerk appreciated the table with me and said that it would be the perfect size to spread out a big puzzle that the family could solve together,Continue reading “An eggy mess”
My children’s grandmothers used to lament that we rarely took our kids to museums or movies because farming always keeps us so busy. What the gramdas don’t understand is that farming offers all of the excitement of movies and museums. Even better, all of that excitement is huge and tactile and sometimes threatens to rollContinue reading “Buying the feed bins”
The sun is growing stronger. Even when the temperature was below zero outside, sun rays heated the black asphalt until the snow melted and turned into vapors of steam that played on the road. Snow caught in the branches of evergreens melted in the frigid weather, making shiny icicles below the white caps on theContinue reading “On March sunshine”
Roosters can be a problem or a source of sweetness in our laying flock. A ruffian of a rooster chases hens mercilessly, clambering on their backs and pecking them hard as a matter of principle. We can’t keep a rooster like that. A caring rooster on the other hand is gentlemanly an encourages his ladiesContinue reading “Roosters”
Because of technical difficulties, we lost all of our blog content that I posted over the years. As part of redoing our website, I was able to find a couple of the older essays (about roosters and March sunshine,) along with newer posts.