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Feeding our Pigs for health, happiness, progeny and future flavor!

When you think of what pigs eat, most people envision long troughs full of slop. From my early childhood memories of one of my favorite books, “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. 940 more words

Our Farm Journey

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. 241 more words

Homesteading

My Son and I started Corva Bella Farm just over a year ago... and we've got big plans for 2017!

The last year has been a blur, full of some of the most wondrous experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve had little time to write about it, but a lot of people recently have been telling me that what we’re doing here on our farm is inspiring, unique and special, and they’ve urged me to write about it, blog about it, write a book, start a youtube channel or simply just tell my story. 1,100 more words

Our Farm Journey

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

Homesteading

A different way to farm in Alberta

Scale up or bust: that’s long been the main approach to agriculture in Alberta. But a small group of farmers are changing that, by incorporating various practices and techniques that consider the whole ecosystem of the farm and its relationship to the community – instead of just the bottom line. 501 more words

Events

On the bright side...

Sad day for America, but more locally, we found out what was going on with the chickens!

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. Only one egg yesterday! 74 more words

Livestock

Eggs! But from whom...?

Hey, so remember that the Bielefelders started laying. We all remember the egg delivery, right?

Well, biology says when a hen lays an egg of a specific color, she will eggs of that color forever. 168 more words

Livestock