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Entries Tagged as 'feed'

Makin’ Feed

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments · farming

We raise our animals on grass. Still, this time of year we go through a lot of feed, mostly to sustain our Freedom Ranger broiler chickens. We’ve also added to our flock of laying hens–another investment in feed. It all adds up to almost weekly visits to a local farm family for 100 pound bags […]

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April 7th, 2014 · No Comments · farming

It’s that time of year again. A trip to the post office where a friendly clerk hands me a box containing 50 newborn Freedom Ranger chicks. If you think that’s considerably more than we ordered last year, you would be right. We had great success selling our broilers, so this year we are increasing production. […]

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What’s with the Bucket of Grain?

May 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · farming, Sustainability

My vision for a small pastured livestock operation centered on the basic idea of self-reliant animals foraging on grass. With millions of years of evolution under their belts, I figured my sheep, chickens, pigs and beef cows, presented with acres of green grass, could fend for themselves without a lot of interference from me. So […]

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