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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


Don't put all your eggs in one hen!

The close call with Diane made us realize that if something were to happen to her, it would be at least another full year before we had any turkey eggs. 166 more words


In the Monticello Kitchen: A Photo Essay

I don’t have a lot of time to write this week, but I thought U would take time to address a few matters and share with you images from this year’s Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. 654 more words

African American Food History

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


Is That A Pig Or A Sheep?

Mango 8 wks, Lisa 3 mos..

Meet Mango & Lisa – their breed is called Mangalitsa or Mangalica. The left photo was taken 5/1/16 and the right photo was taken 9/2/16.   522 more words

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

Hobby Farm

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