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Here on the farm we don't just raise livestock. We utilize the animals to improve our land. This video highlights some of the work that the goats perform for us. When one thinks of goats, one thinks of clearing brush. But they are good for control and removal of invasive plants also.
June 14, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Meet one of our farm partners, Sapphire Farm. They raise pastured chicken for us and eggs as well.
June 7, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
We will be making and selling our own sausages soon!
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It's hard to find meat right now and we are doing what we can to keep meat in stock - which includes working with other local farms. There's also a lot going on that is preventing us from processing more animals, read on to find out what some of these reasons are.
April 19, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Moving the cows, in Management Intensive Grazing (MIG), mimics the movement of large herds of bison moving across grasslands. Because a domesticated herd is not so big and our cattle feel safe, they do not stay very close together and completely graze one spot before moving on as a wild herd would. In a large paddock, a herd of cattle spread out. Each cow will pick the best forages and eat them down to the ground. This allows less desirable forage species and undesired species to thrive as the cattle avoid eating them. Additionally, when cattle are allowed to continuously graze a large paddock, they often find a tree or other favored spot where they lounge. They drop huge amounts of manure in their favored lounging spot. They also compact the soil from their continuous presence and the constant trampling kills all the forages in the spot.
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Did you know that Omega-3’s are formed in green leaves? And that most of the fat contained in grass is a type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic or LNA? When cattle are finished in feedlots they are denied access to fresh green forages and lose their supply of Omega-3s.
January 21, 2020 • 0 comment(s)
Join our long-time customer Carmella as she opens her Taste of the Farm Bundle and shows you what's inside!
December 22, 2019 • 0 comment(s)
Come with us on a little tour to see how we raise our free-range pigs in clear-cut areas on our farm. The pigs work for us and help to convert damaged clear-cut land to pasture.