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Our three flocks of baby birds – chickens, turkeys, and guinea hens – are now free to roam the farm. Raising baby birds has taken more time than I expected this spring. Feeding, monitoring temperatures, and refreshing bedding kept me … Continue reading
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At Dogwood Farms we have come full circle on our first season and feel good about the results. We have cleared out 3 acres of overgrown pasture. Gone are huge swaths of invasives, vines, and weeds, exposing what appears to be … Continue reading
Haycorns in the 100 acre wood! Jason found the first one. It was on the driveway. He was excited, as are we. We’re fortunate to have a dozen enormous white oak trees in our yard. About a week ago they … Continue reading
We finally got some real North Carolina heat today -103 degrees and climbing. With 17 animals to care for, concern for my own comfort seems selfish considering I can escape to the air-conditioned house. In hopes of providing some relief … Continue reading
I went out of town for a couple of days, after setting out the polywire fence through a section of the forest. When I left, the pigs had just started exploring, so there were minimal signs (to my eyes at … Continue reading
We’ve had backyard chickens before, but this time it’s different. We got our first flock of chickens for the farm. Only 10 of them, a small flock to turn our family’s table scraps into delicious and extremely local eggs. Only … Continue reading
Sometimes doing things in smaller scale is harder, or at least no easier, than doing them in larger scale. What do you do with a few hundred pounds of spent grain, and only three pigs? I guess we should have picked … Continue reading