Customer: “Hey, do you have any bacon for sale?” Me: “No sorry, we have sold out of that, but we still have some pork chops. Customer: “Ok, have a good day.” Conversations like that happen on a regular basis for small farmers like us, and to be honest, it is a source of frustration. The root problem is many people still look at us like a grocery store instead of a farm store which is a uniquely American problem. To Read More
For starters, local farmers like us don’t make money from eggs, they are simply a gateway product to the other items we offer. A couple years ago, we had several customers that only bought eggs from us. Those customers don’t really help us, so we raised the price from $3 to $4, and they stopped buying from us. Last year, a 50lb bag of layer feed went from $11 to $17 in a matter of months. That’s over a 50% Read More
We have experienced extreme cold temperatures over the last several days, and we hope we have seen the last of that for a while. Farmers up north and out west deal with this on a regular basis, but not us. Our above ground water system is not much good when it gets down in the teens at night and not over 30º during the day. Our latest YouTube video shows you how we dealt with this.
Thinking of starting a farm or homestead? I think that’s great idea, so let me give you some advice before you get started. We have been farming for 10 years now, and we are still learning (hard to believe it has been that long). So here is our list: Read books – Anything by Joel Salatin works. His book “You Can Farm” is what started it all for us. His latest “Polyface Micro” is aimed at homesteaders so check it Read More
I wanted to drop you a quick note before we head out for morning chores. Good news: we have a limited supply of pork products, and they will be available in our Farm Store next Saturday, January 30 from 10-2. A lot of you have been asking, so next Saturday is your chance. We have several events planned for 2021, so please mark your calendars. “Just Add Grass” Farm Tours (fun for the whole family!) April 24 May 22 click on this link to learn Read More
Certainly the last month has been different. COVID-19 has shut down everything in its path, and many families are doing their best to adjust to the “new normal.” I can only imagine the difficulties some households are facing with not knowing whether or not mom and dad will continue to get paid, or if they will even have a job tomorrow. That is terrible. I wonder what, if anything will change after this is over? Will there be another “new Read More
I was moving hay on the tractor, so I handed the camera to Jase, and he did a great job. Check our YouTube channel to see what’s been happening on the farm.
Maybe we do, but you can see for yourself in our latest YouTube video. We are getting some questions about our beef and pig shares for 2020. Make sure you are on our email list so you won’t miss out! Sign up over here >>> http://tinyurl.com/y6awcwg9 Like, comment, subscribe…and enjoy!
We answer that question in our latest YouTube video. You can watch it here.
Yes, we are going to make a go at becoming YouTubers…scary