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Trading Places: Two farmers step out of their comfort zones

Note: Rob & I collaborated to write and post this on our blogs. I encourage my readers to post your comments here & if you’d like to see what Rob’s readers have to see, head on over to… 2,114 more words


How Now Brown Sow?

November 5, 2015

Tonight, I moved the sows from their summer pasture to a small wooded hamlet. This small forested area is of about three and a half acres. 234 more words

Small Farming

Top of the Watershed to You!

Bear Street Ranch sits at the top of the Snake River watershed which flows into the St Croix watershed which flows into the Mississippi river watershed. 72 more words


Rotational Grazing Is Cool

Beef & broilers & layers oh my! A beautiful fall day on the farm as our animals enjoy all that it means to live the grass-life at Sugarloaf Sustainable Farms. 96 more words

Our Grass-Life

Autumn To-Do List

Yikes….where did the summer go? We are quickly realizing that the sun sets earlier, the air is cooler, and people are stocking up on scarves. This time of year, is quite possibly my favorite along with being one of the busier seasons. 223 more words

In The Farmyard

Rotational grazing, fencing projects improve bottom line while benefitting wildlife

Chris Knight is a cattleman with 80 purebred Black Angus and 30 years in the beef industry. Knight owns Clear Creek Farms, an operation just five kilometers from the farm of his father Victor where he got his start in farming. 574 more words

forage and minerals

Turning the lactating cows into a pasture of about three acres on the west side of the monastery, which is in the process of being reclaimed from eight-foot pokeweed and briars (a pasture informally known as the ‘Calf pasture’, meaning it’s where we feed hay to the young stock when winter weather is really severe), we notice the wide variety of plants — grass, forbs and “weeds” — that make up the knee-high forage which has replaced the poke and canes.  106 more words

Cows Minerals