Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

I have had a love for animals and a desire to live on a farm since I was a child.  Little did I know my adult life would be spent caring for animals on a farm as I raised a family with my husband.  For the past 41 years I went from knowing very little about raising...
What to Expect, When You’re Expecting – Sheep Edition

What to Expect, When You’re Expecting – Sheep Edition

There isn’t a “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting” book for sheep producers, but we have started to create our own book. On our farm, we practice an accelerated lambing program, which means we are lambing every eight months. Since we are lambing more frequently, it...
High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

While most of us are aware of the latest and greatest technologies available for our homes, such as Wi-Fi thermostats and video doorbells, would you believe that a lot of this same technology is available in modern livestock barns?  When we decided in 2016 to...
New Year: Protein Front and Center

New Year: Protein Front and Center

Happy New Year!  A new year can often bring hope for changes in our health, finances and relationships.  I don’t know how many times in my life I’ve made  New Year’s resolutions to exercise more and eat healthier foods.  When I think about eating...
Upcycling: Cows Do It!

Upcycling: Cows Do It!

“Upcycling.” Most often we think of this word in connection with home furnishings or clothing. On our farm we think of upcycling whenever we get our cow herd out on cornstalk fields after harvest. As soon as possible after our corn is harvested, we put up temporary...