Done for another year
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This post is a little late in coming, but I’m still just as excited… Our first cutting of hay is complete – both here at Polyface and on our rental farms! On Polyface we made mostly small square bales. We started this year with our barn completely empty and have filled it to the top. … Read the Rest

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Metamorphosis
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Out on pasture where we have our broiler chickens, we had the opportunity to witness how one creature goes through several different forms throughout it’s life. The farm provides an ideal setting for such valuable, real lessons. Like on our first butcher day when Nicolaus realized the chickens we had been raising from little chicks were … Read the Rest

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My New Project
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Last time I posted on this blog, I mentioned a new project that I was working on. Today, I want to share more about this project. I’ve created a new website called Eager Farmer – Connecting experience, education and enthusiasm in farming. This is a help wanted style website for farmers to find employees, interns/apprentices, … Read the Rest

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A Week in Review
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This past week has been full of a couple “firsts.”  Here they are! I picked my first green beans out of my “little” garden.  32 pounds of green beans in two pickings. 32 pounds = 28 quarts of beans.  Just about takes care of the husband and I for winter! Of course I had help … Read the Rest

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This Little Piggie…
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Went to a new paddock. While the Kids’ Grandma was here for a visit, I had the opportunity to join John for some chores I am not normally able to help with including moving the pigs to a new paddock. It was wonderfull to see the pigs in the environment in which they belong. Using the … Read the Rest

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Clothesline Reflections
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During the summer, spring and sometime fall months I love to hang my clothes on the line. Not only do the clothes smell fresh and saves money on electricity, but there is something so peaceful about hanging clothes. Sun is shining, birds chirping,  and blue skies overhead. It’s a perfect time for thinking, planning, or … Read the Rest

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Finally Out to Pasture!
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Last week I wrote about our turkeys first four weeks of life in the brooder. Today, we get to take a look at the day that the girls had been waiting for…. pasture!… fresh green grass every single day.   On their four week birthday all the little ones got loaded up in crates one-by-one. … Read the Rest

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Turkey Babies
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A little over a month ago we welcomed our second (and final) batch of Broad Breasted White turkey poults to Polyface. Total, we received 850 birds – 400 hens and 450 toms. The toms moved on to be raised at one of our rental farms and the hens stayed here… with me! These little girls … Read the Rest

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On the Farm
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Whew! Summer! Whoever coined the phrase “Lazy days of summer” was certainly no farmer. There’s nothing lazy about it, is there? I’m sure you are reading this post right now and thinking about all the other things you should be doing instead. Goodness, I’m writing this post and thinking it! Here at Polyface, we’re gearing … Read the Rest

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