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I Know. It Happened to Me Too. And I’m Still Here

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Consider This  /  4 Comments

We’ve all made plenty of mistakes. Here are some examples to show you that you’re not alone and you will survive.

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Growing Our Poultry Operation with Our Own USDA Inspected Processing Plant

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  2 Comments

Maple Wind Farm, owned by Bruce Hennessey and Beth Whiting, is a diversified, pasture-based livestock, organic vegetable, and maple products farm located on two conserved properties in Huntington and Richmond, VT. Here’s how they worked through the process of growing their pastured poultry business with their own processing facility.

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Considering the True Cost of How Meat Is Raised

By   /  September 7, 2015  /  Money Matters  /  4 Comments

When someone asks you, “Why does pasture finished meat cost so much more than what I’ve been buying all along in the grocery store?” do you have a good answer? Kendra Kimbirauskas, a food activist, legislative aide, and small diversified farmer has some answers that we thought would be helpful to you. Kendra raises pastured […]

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How to Get Your Chickens to Make the Best Use of Pasture

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on How to Get Your Chickens to Make the Best Use of Pasture

Changing the time when you feed your birds can increase their foraging, potentially increase weight gain, and reduce labor costs.

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Day Range Pastured Poultry – An Alternative to Chicken Tractors

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Grazing Management, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Day Range Pastured Poultry – An Alternative to Chicken Tractors

Lots of producers use chicken tractors.  The concept was popularized by Joel Salatin and the structure size and shape has been modified by many people.  I used my own version when raising meat chickens in my backyard.  It’s basically an open-floored enclosure that is moved once or twice a day around a pasture. Birds live […]

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