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I'd love to share some of my noteworthy experiences here on HG, but I already have a blog.  Is there a way to import from my wordpress blog to my member's blog on here?  Some folks import there blog…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by rachel whetzel Jan 12, 2011.

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Coyote Ridge Farms commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'We're On Baby Pig-Watch'
"As for the American Guinea Hogs dwindling in numbers, I can't say.  We did find out recently that a neighbor of ours also has Guineas... we thought we were the only ones in the area.They are easy keepers.  The feed requirements is a…"
Jan 4, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'We're On Baby Pig-Watch'
"Congrats! Adorable!"
Jan 4, 2012
Coyote Ridge Farms commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'We're On Baby Pig-Watch'
"Yes, Curly Sue gave us 5 healthy piglets - 4 gilts and a boar. As of today, they are all doing well and becoming quite active."
Jan 4, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'We're On Baby Pig-Watch'
"Thanks for sharing! What a lovely lady you've got there...any piglets yet? I did a little snooping around about this breed after seeing this post and came upon some breed info. from the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.  Are…"
Jan 4, 2012
Rachel Hoff commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'We're On Baby Pig-Watch'
"They were the one breed we briefly considered raising. We could pass them off to unsuspecting neighbors as Pot Belly Pigs. But alas, we do live in a city and pigs probably aren't a good idea. "
Dec 28, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a status
"We had piglets born last night. We will blog later or check out pics at: http://facebook.com/CoyoteRidgeFarms"
Dec 24, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a status
"As of 5PM (MN time): No American Guinea Hog piglets yet. We have nest building, but that's about it. :^("
Dec 23, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a blog post

We're On Baby Pig-Watch

Curly Sue is one of our purebred American Guinea Hogs that is pregnant. She was due to farrow yesterday (Dec. 21). As you can see in the photo, her underline is developing. As of this morning, we could not express any milk, nor is her mammary area warm to the touch. This leads us to believe she may be more than a day out from giving birth. But really, who knows? She's a first time mom and with that said,…See More
Dec 23, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a status
"We're expecting piglets. Curly Sue was due yesterday. She's close, but nothing yet. Maybe we'll have Christmas babies."
Dec 22, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a blog post

No Snow For Christmas... yet

What a difference a year makes.  Last year at this time, those of us who call west-central Minnesota home had 3 ft of snow on the ground already.  This year we have none.  When we do get snow, it’s only a dusting and the above normal temps, quickly melt it.Our area has a 90% chance of “enjoying” a brown Christmas.  A white Christmas is defined [by our local TV weather guys] as having at least ½” of snow on the ground (often referred to as snow-pack).  If you view our webcam from time to time,…See More
Dec 22, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms commented on Christine's blog post 'kombucha what?'
"Cornelia, I'm guessing your SCOBY is still in great shape.  I can say with certainty that SCOBY's are tough and can survive for 6+ months of neglect on a shelf.  It seems I had forgotten a couple of my gals in a SCOBY…"
Dec 22, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a blog post

Easter On The Farm: In Review & Today

A few years back, our local TV station did a 2 minute, human interest piece on us, regarding Easter and the giving of animals to children as Easter gifts.The news gal's name, who did the piece, was Kaylin Karsin, of KSAX-TV. This particular piece was the first of two stories - the second was on 4-H. You get to see many of the critters on the farm. The interview featured Carol... with a few seconds of Madison, feeding a baby lamb. Madison was very nervous. As you can see, Carol did a great job. …See More
Apr 20, 2011
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Pickle Bread, Fruit Leather and Valentines

 The girls have been very creative in the kitchen today.First prepared was the ground beef for jerky later. Daughter Madison mixed a 1½ lb. batch for pepperoni jerky. It’ll set in the fridge for a few hours, so the cure, seasonings and beef become well blended. Then tonight, we’ll put it in the food dehydrator. We have one of those little Jerky-Works guns, which makes things easier. It looks like a small chalking-gun. You simply fill it with seasoned meat and pull the trigger to make uniform…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a blog post

Carol's Homemade Cranberry Orange Bagels

I’m not sure how or why she tried making bagels, but last night she did. They turned out pretty good, too.  I was not familiar with the bagel making process, so it was a bit odd to observe.  To be honest, I had no idea. I guess I just thought of a bagel as a poor quality doughnut.  lolHere are freshly prepped bagel dough thingsThe 2nd step is to boil the bagels, 2 at a time After 90 sec of boiling, they drain/rest Carol has mentioned that the process of making bagels were easier than she…See More
Jan 27, 2011
Cornelia commented on Coyote Ridge Farms's blog post 'Bunnies & Beer, It's A Good Thing'
"Interesting bit about the mother's hair in the nest - amazing!"
Jan 24, 2011
Coyote Ridge Farms posted a blog post

Bunnies & Beer, It's A Good Thing

We have new bunnies being born and more on the way through Easter.  The kits (baby bunnies) that were born last week are show rabbits.  Madison is an avid 4-H’er and loves showing the rabbits she has raised.  Many of these same rabbits will be sold to other folks, interested in high quality show rabbits.  I can say that with confidence, since Madison and Carol have a pretty good track record.  Many (if not most) of the rabbits they sell to others for show, end up in the State Fair line-up or…See More
Jan 20, 2011

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We manage a small Certified Organic farm in West-central Minnesota. We're a diversified, pasture-based farm/ranch.

Just trying to make ends meet.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Homegrown brined pork roast and all the fixings. Loved the homemade rosemary dinner rolls.
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Building a post & rail fence for the farm-site
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We're On Baby Pig-Watch

our prego american guinea hog

Curly Sue is one of our purebred American Guinea Hogs that is pregnant. She was due to farrow yesterday (Dec. 21). As you can see in the photo, her underline is developing. As of this morning, we could not express any milk, nor is her mammary area warm to the touch. This leads us to believe she may be more than a day out from giving birth. But really, who knows? She's…

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Posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:29pm — 5 Comments

No Snow For Christmas... yet

What a difference a year makes.  Last year at this time, those of us who call west-central Minnesota home had 3 ft of snow on the ground already.  This year we have none.  When we do get snow, it’s only a dusting and the above normal temps, quickly melt it.

Our area has a 90% chance of “enjoying” a brown Christmas.  A white Christmas is defined [by our local TV weather guys] as having at least ½” of snow on the ground (often referred to as snow-pack).  If you view our webcam…

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Posted on December 22, 2011 at 10:30am

Easter On The Farm: In Review & Today

A few years back, our local TV station did a 2 minute, human interest piece on us, regarding Easter and the giving of animals to children as Easter gifts.

The news gal's name, who did the piece, was Kaylin Karsin, of KSAX-TV. This particular piece was the first of two stories - the second was on 4-H. You get to see many of the critters on the farm. The interview featured Carol... with a few seconds of Madison, feeding a baby lamb. Madison was…

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Posted on April 20, 2011 at 11:30am

Pickle Bread, Fruit Leather and Valentines

 

The girls have been very creative in the kitchen today.

First prepared was the ground beef for jerky later. Daughter Madison mixed a 1½ lb. batch for pepperoni jerky. It’ll set in the fridge for a few hours, so the cure, seasonings and beef become well blended. Then tonight, we’ll put it in the food dehydrator. We have one of those little Jerky-Works guns, which makes things easier. It looks like a small chalking-gun. You simply fill it with seasoned meat and pull the trigger…

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Posted on February 3, 2011 at 5:30pm

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