Catching up …

It’s been a whirlwind week beginning with our Animal Welfare Approved inspection on Monday.  I forgot how exacting they are in their standards.  Most of our time was spent on the rabbits and hopefully, this time, we are in place to get approval for the rabbits.  I’m very excited about this.  It probably means virtually […]

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Houston, we have a problem …

Our goat milk tastes like peanut butter … just kidding!  Seeing a big increase in milk production since our goats have been eating the peanut tops.  Honestly, I can’t recall if I have mentioned on this journal that we’ve been feeding peanut tops or not.  The local farmer that we’ve been getting sweet potatoes from […]

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Cheap Chicken?

We have cheap chicken thanks to industrialized farming.  Scientists have bred a chicken that grows FAST on less food and the more chickens you can raise at one time, the less expensive it ends up being.  But chicken is expensive to produce no matter how you do it.  Most people do not know that United […]

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Fall is in the air!

Finally, it’s starting to get tolerable to be working outside. Yes, it’s still hot and it’s been dry, but at least I can do some things outside without feeling like I’m going to melt from the heat and humidity.  Yesterday, I planted a bed of sweet potatoes.  You may wonder why I’m planting sweet potatoes […]

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Schedules?

Often, I try to set schedules for myself, like for example, I have on my white board a schedule that I wanted to adhere to this week, but I didn’t make the schedule yesterday.  Instead, Gel and I loaded two buck kids who were escaping on a frequent basis and took them to be processed […]

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Farm? Fresh? Eggs

This article makes several very valid points about purchasing truly healthy eggs from humanely raised hens such as: “Chicken farming is all about PROFITS. Don’t be fooled by clever marketing phrases on the cartons. A box of eggs with a picture of a pretty chicken frolicking on a green grassy field with the wording, “Fresh […]

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Corn and Soy

Yesterday, I posted this article to the Spellcast Farm Facebook page.  It’s the typical news these days: there’s a drought that’s killing all the corn, soy and other crops in the Midwest so food prices are going to go up.  Well, food prices have been going up for some time now, as are gas prices; […]

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