Day: April 22, 2015

So You Want to Raise Rabbits

A too-common conversation recently surfaced and, as rabbit meat gets more in demand, the numbers get larger. I understand the enthusiasm for a new project. But sometimes enthusiasm needs tempered by common sense. The names here have been changed to protect the foolhardy in an effort to, hopefully, inject some common sense into the conversation […]

NPIP Flock Testing 2015 – Avian Influenza, Pullorum-Typhoid

Several years ago we signed up for the National Poultry Improvement Plan – or NPIP – a program with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and, ultimately, USDA. While many see it as the big bad guys at USDA telling us who we can buy from, the NPIP is a voluntary program that insures […]

Sustainable Agriculture – Earth Day 2015

Sustainable agriculture has become a buzz word, a fashionable thing to be. Sustainable is not just water, waste, environmental, but also financial and part of a community ecosystem. Each state, each type of farming or ranching, each management style all has a community ecosystem. There’s one for the outdoor hog people, one for confinement hog […]

Daily Farmer April 22, 2015

Daily Farmer April 21, 2015 SlowMoneyFarm A to Z – Eggs, Earth, Edible Credits, Ebooks Sometimes it takes being creative to get everything paid and the “E” words are excellent examples of this (that was not… Read More!

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GriggsDakota April Garden

We have experienced a Spring setback this season in GriggsDakota. Some rain has fallen and with it came cold, wind, and a few snow squalls. Field work is at a stand still.So I have been tending the Spring garden. It consists of the starter plants in th…

GriggsDakota April Garden

We have experienced a Spring setback this season in GriggsDakota. Some rain has fallen and with it came cold, wind, and a few snow squalls. Field work is at a stand still.So I have been tending the Spring garden. It consists of the starter plants in th…