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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


Raising Heritage Breed Chickens for Meat

Raising heritage breed chickens for meat is difficult for a farmer to gauge timing of harvest. Currently the industry harvests birds at about 6 through 8 weeks of age. 680 more words


The Trouble with Turkeys

Do you guys remember my three little turkey peeps from last year?  The ones we rescued from the feed store when it became clear that they were quickly destined to be dinner? 740 more words

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