Two years ago the Paternal Forebearer swapped a couple of piglets to a friend in deep south Alabama for a couple of pyrenees puppies.  Brother and sister were welcomed with open arms and dubbed Mickey and Minnie.  This, we thought, would be a true farming victory.  Here we had young pups we would keep away […]

Stuffuling the Cows

I think I’ve told y’all about our grazing before.  For years we laboured under the precepts of MIG(Management Intensive Grazing, not Mig which was the bag guy’s airplane in Top Gun).  It allows that you move the cows often, using electric fence, in a regular rotation.  And it works great – in New Zealand where […]

Cheecken Huts

What do you do when you’ve got nearly 1,000 chickens to keep warm?  Hustle and build another brooder! But what can you throw up that’s large, warm, and rodent-proof?  Enter insulated aluminum panels that we bought from a neighbor a few years ago for next to nothing. And so was born – MAGNA BROODER! So […]

Chruk Fars

Paul pulled up and the Trooper appeared to be smoking.  I am not properly fire trained, so my brain ‘blinked’ for a few seconds. I think I might have been confused because my nostrils registered a wood fire smell.  It was a nice odor — cozy, relaxing even.  But smoke was billowing from a truck, […]