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Photographing Hogs, Er Photographing Pigs

Sometimes, in the excitement of doing something different, you can forget the bigger picture, no pun intended.  Well maybe a little pun.  Last week I had the opportunity to photograph some hogs.  297 more words


Feed Yourself From Your Yard, Part One

So I’m breaking away a little from my usual blogging topic of discussing the goings on here on our farm to talk a bit about self sufficiency for the typical suburbanite. 297 more words


Extra crispy

One day at the Ranch Store one of our favorites came in to order some frying chickens ( WARNING – people do eat animals they raise this will be about eating chickens , stop reading now if you don’t eat chicken , if you keep reading and are offended that it’s about eating chicken I don’t give a rats ass , you were warned ) 342 more words

Farm Life

Greenfeed crops get two-week extension

Livestock producers facing a shortage of feed this year due to drought conditions mainly in the western half of the province can seed “greenfeed’ crops for another two weeks under the crop insurance program, the federal and provincial governments announced Thursday. 42 more words


What we’ve been reading this week

This week’s summary on the news stories, reports and blogs that have grabbed our attention. We welcome your thoughts and comments on these articles.

Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security… 165 more words


This week I went to an AgResearch organised workshop on research priorities involving Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Dairy NZ, the Foundation for Agricultural Research, Forest Owners Association, scion and Landcare Research. 314 more words