We just started raising turkeys this year. We chose Blue Slates because they are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Watch List. We started with three which all ended up being hens. We were hoping to breed them next year so we could have more turkeys, but it wasn't looking like that was going to happen. Then we ran into a friend who just so happened to have a tom that she wasn't too fond of. We traded one of our hens for her tom, so now we have a breeding pair plus one extra hen…Continue
Added by Rachel Hoff on November 10, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
To me it almost seems like a dumb question because we do raise our own meat animals and we're not violent at all. In fact it makes us value life more. We always make sure an animal goes as quickly and painlessly as possible and then we thank it for the life it gave us to sustain our own and honor it when we eat it.
But I've recently been seeing the violence argument a lot. One woman, at a community workshop, standing next to my husband, who does most of our slaughtering, made…Continue
I started a post on this in the Aspiring Farmers Group but thought I'd bring it out here so more people can see it.
I'm writing a post for my blog about this new movement of young farmers and I wanted to get like minded people's reasons for their desire to be farmers.
Where does your desire come from?
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
What would your raise/grow?
Did you grow up around…Continue
I found this article from the New York Times and found it really interesting. Thought I'd share it with everyone.