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Pig News

On Monday our three Large Black/Middle White cross pigs went off to ‘university’. Never an easy day, but we now have a freezer full of free-range, rare-breed sausages and bacon for sale. 303 more words


Happy Birthday

So I’m one year closer to the big 3-0.

Over the past two or three days the baby has suddenly been vocalizing and communicating more than ever before. 538 more words

Natural Living

Beginning Pasture Improvement

Most pasture improvement begins with the application of lime.  We moved here in August of last year and soon after had a soil test done, which of course showed our pastures would benefit from an application of lime.   349 more words

Reversing the Effects of Climate Change Through Managed Grazing

Climate change is a serious issue that must be addressed. Various industries are now looking for ways to reverse the disastrous consequences of this phenomenon., which include more droughts and intense heat waves, altered rainfall patterns, and rising sea levels. 200 more words

A Time of Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of the entire Iowa Learning Farms team, I would like to thank all of our hosts, speakers and partners for a great 2016 Field Day season.  152 more words

Cover Crops

Paddock Paradise

A couple of years ago, I stumbled on an idea that was so brilliant, it was almost unbelievable.  Here at Red Gate Farm, we try to house and manage our animals as naturally as possible.   2,222 more words



Got back from work, and now we are hauling hay from the field to home. After that we will have to move the hot fence on our rotational grazing pasture again. 47 more words