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Till The Cows Come (Back) Home.

The day they came for the cows, my grandpa stayed at school a little longer than usual. I’m not sure what he did. Maybe graded a few extra papers. Or prepped for a lab his students would go through the next day. Or maybe he just sat there. Who knows? He just knew he didn’t want to be home when the cows left.  Farming was all my … [Read More]

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It’s Really Not A Big Deal.

I’m serious folks. This ain’t a big deal. Not like “real” big deals. You know, like… important things. Like graduations, births, and marriages. And definitely not like raising a barn, or purchasing new animals for the homestead. Seriously, what I’m about to tell you isn’t even close to those things. Sort of.  I bet you're … [Read More]

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5 Things To Consider With High-Tensile Fencing

Two years in the making.  We’ve dreamed. We’ve imagined. Guys, it’s finally gonna happen. We are getting our very own milking cow! As excited as we are to talk about the expansion of our homestead, the milking cow isn’t what this post is about. Well, not really.  This fall we’ve been busy reclaiming an old … [Read More]

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But The Lord Hath Blessed This Farm.

Five years ago, things looked and felt quite a bit different around here. Notice we didn’t say, “here on the farm,” or “here on the homestead.” We didn’t, because, well, it really wasn’t. Sure, it used to be a farm. Back when Jabe's grandpa was wearing overalls and chasing livestock. Back when Jabe's dad was still a kid. But then … [Read More]

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Winter Power-Mix For Chickens

All youse guys living in da nordern climates like us can no doubt attest to da difficulty of keeping da animals healthy, comfortable, and productive throughout da winter months, eh? All Yooper slang aside, perhaps with no other animal is this more true than with our feathered friends who call … [Read More]

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Lazy Granola

Several months ago we made the decision to start cutting down on the amount of processed foods we were buying and eating. Which left me in a bit of a massive lurch … [Read More...]

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Raising Boys To Men

"A rich farmer was once rebuked for having his sons work in the fields when they didn’t have to. (To this he replied that) he wasn’t raising corn… he was raising … [Read More...]