Monthly Archives: January 2006

Bawk Bawk

I have one customer that never picked up his chicken order so… If you’re up for a road trip I have 15 fresh frozen chickens for sale here at the farm. Email me if you’re interested. I can also ship … Continue reading

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Not That Impressive

I mistyped in the last post when I said the hogs finished at 270 pounds in 133 days. That should have been 163 days. (Total, from birth.) Now Walter can’t be quite as impressed. I stopped at the locker after … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy Went to Market

This afternoon it was time to load the hogs up and take them to the butcher. Yes, I do get a little sad and feel a bit traiterous. I’m grateful for their gift to us as food, and we give … Continue reading

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Fine Dining at Sugar Creek

The tax man cometh. A friend gave us an older version of QuickBooks, so I’ve been working this week entering all of 2005. Finished up tonight, and will get everything else organized this weekend and ready to go to the … Continue reading

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Cow Days of Winter

If summer has its dog days, then winter has its cow days. The cows spend these gray, dreary winter days lying about doing a whole lot of nothing. Wish I could say the same. Actually it felt good to have … Continue reading

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The Picture of Health

This farm was never set up for raising hogs. So we’ve created a makeshift home for them in 2 large horse stalls in the cattle shed, plus this outdoor area. It’s wet. It’s cold. It’s muddy. And these are incredibly … Continue reading

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Saw Walk the Line tonight at our smalltown Watts Theatre. Man oh man. Loved it. I’ll be downloading me some Johnny Cash tomorrow. Even though it makes me sad to see how badly people mess up their lives, especially with … Continue reading

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Easter Eggers

I don’t know enough about the differences between Americauna’s and Araucana’s to know what we have, or if I even spelled those right. So we just call them Easter Eggers. I do know they give us pretty eggs in shades … Continue reading

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Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference

Friday and Saturday I attended the annual Practical Farmers of Iowa conference in Des Moines. We’ve been members for a couple of years now but this was the first time I’d attended the conference. I’m not even sure how I … Continue reading

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Mmmm, bratwurst

For those of you within driving distance, we’ll have our next group of porkers ready January 30th. And within driving distance covers quite an area – we now have customers from the Twin Cities all the way down to the … Continue reading

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