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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Five

Here’s update number five in my Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  Winter is in full swing at the end of December.  The radish foliage has pretty much died completely and the tubers are starting to rot although the bigger ones are … Continue reading

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Pig Butchering Results

The results are in and so is the meat!  This week we picked up our pork from the processor.  We got a fairly good spread for the size of our pig, and all-in-all we are very pleased. He was on the … Continue reading

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Hog Wrestling (a.k.a. Delivering Pig to Butcher)

This week we took the pig to the local processor to get butchered. What an ordeal it was.  First some background: “Stripe” the pig was born in April, we bought him as a feeder pig in June and we’re butchering … Continue reading

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Remembering Past Chicken Butchering Days

It has been quiet on the mini-farm this week.  We’re getting ready to gather the annual Christmas tree and preparing the pig for going to the butcher next week.  In the quiet of winter coming on, I’ve been reminiscing on … Continue reading

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Why Do We Homestead…

Is the central questioned posed in one of the main articles in the current issue of one of favorite magazines, “CountrySide & Small Stock Journal.”  In this article, founder and editor emeritus J.D Belanger examines the progression of the definition … Continue reading

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Comfrey: Great Source of Homegrown Food for Farm Animals

Within the midst of fall, the vegetation around our mini-farm makes its last burst of growth before winter comes on. Our comfrey is no exception. As I posted before, I love comfrey, and no homestead should be without it especially … Continue reading

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