January 24, 2022

Bedded Pack Buildings: Solving the Winter Mud, Muck and Manure Problem

Where is your herd (or flock) spending this winter? Right about now, with snow, ice, mud and manure building up, you may be wishing you had a different option than the one you’re using. Here’s a solution you can start considering and maybe planning for next year!

July 13, 2020

Radishes Are Good For Soil Health!

From December of 2014, here’s some amazing information about what radishes can do for soil. When this video starts, you might say to yourself “Precision Cover Cropping?! I do pasture!” But don’t turn it off! What this video has to tell us about soil fertility from cover crops is something that we can use in […]

April 23, 2018

Learning Hippo Behavior

Here’s a good Dad joke for you. 🙂

April 16, 2018

Excited For Spring? We are!

Unfortunately this is what spring has looked like so far for us….  

March 26, 2018

New Cheese Rules

Would you vote for this?

March 12, 2018

Managing Grazing Means Managing for Rainfall

As you think about how you’ll manage forage this season, keep in mind that your grazing management has a lot to do with how your soil captures and holds water – its hydrologic functioning. That function is crucial to determining how well your soil will provide water during dry periods, as well as how well […]

February 12, 2018

Reader’s Question: Supplementing Energy Through the Winter

What to give cows for energy if you can’t give them chocolate?

January 29, 2018

Baling Twine Part 2

Yes, some folks have cause to hate baling twine. But we really do use it for everything! (And here’s Part 1 if you missed it.)

January 22, 2018

Artisanal Firewood

If you made it nicely through the big cold snap, firewood may have been a part of the reason why. But did you have the BEST firewood possible?

January 15, 2018

Baling Twine Part 1

What would you do without it?  

January 15, 2018

Wearing Shorts Through the Cold Spell

The freeze finally snapped this week, and we’re getting a January thaw. I can breathe a sigh of relief, and not just because I can breathe without swallowing my scarf or having my nostril hair freezing. It means that, at least for a little while, I don’t have to write the daily note allowing the […]

January 8, 2018

Engine Problems Solved

Sometimes the solutions are so obvious!  

December 18, 2017

Grassroots Farmers Cooperative Helps Farmers Grow and Make Money

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative has grown into a $2 million-a-year business thanks to farmers working together to serve a common market, and some assistance from Heifer International. They hope their example can serve as a model for other farmer groups.

November 27, 2017

Beware of the Two Feet of Snow

If you haven’t had snow yet, you know it’s on the way. Save

November 20, 2017

Turning Farmers Into Graziers – Mentoring for Success

The Pilgrims never would have made it, and we wouldn’t even be celebrating Thanksgiving, if not for the mentoring of Native Americans who told them how to grow food. That’s why we thought it was a good week to share this story about mentoring success from our November 2015 issue. Grazing isn’t a big thing […]

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