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What's the deal with Heritage Breeds? A Beginner's Introduction

When friends and family come to visit our farm, for some reason I feel obligated to let them know what breeds of animals we have. For regular cityfolk, it comes as a surprise to find out, like dog breeds, there are all different breeds of livestock.   946 more words

Backyard chicken keeper or poultry farmer?

All across America, people keep chickens in their back yard. Does that make them chicken farmers? I’d argue that it doesn’t in most cases, unless they’ve got a rooster and are continually eating or selling new birds. 276 more words


Barlow Acres is getting Pigs!!

I have organized the purchase of  3 beautiful Heritage Gloucester Old Spot Pigs. As is generally the case there is always a reason for my madness, in this case my fascination for heritage breeds started during a lecture I received at University studying Zoology. 377 more words

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Tunis Sheep

In May of this year we added sheep to our farm.  From the start we knew we wanted a heritage breed sheep and in doing our research narrowed it down to Tunis, Gulf Coast Native and Romeldale.   231 more words

Kickin' Tail and Takin' Names!

Heritage breed birds have an immense amount of genetically passed down skills that are a resource for poultry-raisers to utilize.  From parenting skills to foraging abilities to predator evasion, a heritage breed bird outshines their industrial breed counterpart. 243 more words


Keep Your Wheels A'Spinning

A few weeks ago, I had a surprisingly lazy Sunday – nowhere to go, nothing pressing to do, so I proceeded to ply the last little bit of the wool/alpaca/silk singles I had on my bobbin, and the last of the blue wool/silk blend I still had on my drop spindles and then, for good measure, card the last of the Hog Island fleece I still had on hand from the National Colonial Farm, and spin that up into thin little singles. 958 more words


Accokeek Foundation hiring Livestock Manager

Accokeek, Maryland

Accokeek Foundation Livestock Manager

Position Overview

The Accokeek Foundation seeks a Livestock Manager for its Heritage Breed Conservation Program on a 200-acre site in Piscataway Park. 687 more words