Organic vs. Non-GMO

If you’ve been with us for any amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly noticed changes to our product offerings this year.  Over the winter, we embarked on an eye-opening journey to learn more about the main input we purchase regularly for our farm—our livestock feeds.  Our main purpose in growing food is to feed people well.  In [...]

By | 2017-01-30T17:38:05+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Homesteading|0 Comments

Foraging

My friend, Colleen, and I went foraging yesterday at a friend's wooded mountaintop property, and enjoyed some of the abundant gifts nature has to offer this time of year. Colleen is a community herbalist at Wild Roots Apothecary and one of her many talents is wild-crafting customized herbal formulae for her clients. Our family also [...]

By | 2017-11-22T13:22:38+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Homesteading|0 Comments

Tips for Successfully Breeding & Raising Cotton Patch Geese

Cotton Patch geese are excellent parents and have the capability to hatch and raise a brood of goslings, saving you the trouble of incubator hatching and artificial brooding. There are steps you can take to ensure a good crop of goslings each spring. First, either match breeding pairs of your choosing when the geese are [...]

By | 2017-11-22T13:26:41+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Heritage Livestock|0 Comments