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Parenting styles on the Farm

A week ago we received our chicks from the hatchery. 500 little balls of yellow fluff that we raise for meat. This year we are trying out a new system, one that we have yet to hear of anyone doing:

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Day in the Life – Farm Diary 1

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 It’s a sunny day (15C) with the wind continuing to blow: we welcome the warmth but like all farmers, are concerned the winds are going to blow the moisture out of the soil. Our daily (morning

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What’s in a name?

Last year Vance decided that we couldn’t name any of our animals that we would be butchering. Any mothers and fathers could be named but if someone was going to be eating the animal in the near future – if

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2012: A year of domestication

While reflecting back on the past year, the thought “I’ve been domesticated” popped into my head. It made me uneasy because as a liberal, educated woman – I’ve been biased against the idea of domestication as it often implies being

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Happy Holidays and Merry 2013

We’re writing this short note to send our holiday greetings out to our friends and family and to wish you a nourishing 2013! 2012 has been a full year!  All year long we talk about how quickly time is going

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Appreciating Animals

The following piece is part of a regular column in the local newspaper that Brenda writes, often inspired by our farm journey and adventures.  It first appeared in The Chautauqua in 2012. **************** “Animal appreciate, machines depreciate” I may have

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