March 25, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
If you crave entertainment, you are invited to join me in a daily video tour of my farm. Monday through Friday, I'll conduct a video tour of farm operations and might even show you, Bruce, fixing farm machinery (while he tries to avoid me). I'll take you around the farm. Join me when I feed the heifers or work my oxen. You can be there to welcome the eight calves due in April. It'll be fun! Watch for my daily videos on Facebook and here on our website.
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March 21, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
It's hard to imagine running out of food in three days, but I suppose it could happen. While the current crisis probably won't keep trucks off the road, what if field workers stay home or meat-cutting plants close? Would the trucks have anything to deliver? Happily, in New Hampshire, we can provide some locally raised meat that is not dependent on cross-country trucking.
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March 16, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
I was a vegetarian for five years, mostly because I didn’t want to support massive feed-lot operations which corral 150,000 cattle or more and can process 3,000 a day. I didn’t have any plan to save the planet from beef. But I did – and still do – want to save cattle from CAFO (Confined Animal Feed Operation) systems. Then, we bought two Scottish Highlander cows to keep our fields clear of brush, which is when my cow addiction started.
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March 6, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Do you ever wonder if you should buy a quarter, half, or even a whole beef? Besides the upfront cost, it seems like a lot of meat to store. Those are good questions but maybe you should ask, how can I afford not to stock up. Perhaps buying meat you know is better for you. Here are 7 reasons to help you decide.
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March 6, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
We started with ten laying hens and a rooster. At night the flock would roost in the small chicken house, and during the day, they'd wander around the barnyard. Most of the chickens would deposit their eggs in the layer boxes in the chicken house, which made the eggs easy to find. Life was good until the "great chicken immigration."
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March 1, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
This is not your grandfather's campsite – the tent sits on a wooden platform that includes a deck, two Adirondack chairs and queen-size bed with foam mattress as well as electricity and, in summer, running water.
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