We had considered leaving certain crossbred ewes in the Katahdin flock for upgrading. They had St Croix and/or miniscule amounts of Barbados and Black Hawaiian in their backgrounds. Many registered Katahdin breeders won't touch anything with Barbados in it with a 500ft pole. Therefore I'll be keeping 4 or 5 ewes in my Commercial Crossbred… Continue reading Looking Ahead with Sheep
Our farm donated an awesome basket to Molalla River Academy for their school auction fundraiser! Bidding starts April 24th, so you'll need to sign up and get registered to win! MRA 12 Annual Auction "Roses in Bloom"Click Catalog to see the FORAGING basket (Page 4) we put together as well as the other goodies!
Some folks sell an animal, take the money, maybe give a receipt and move on. Not us! All this pictured is in one sale with a customer (in this instance I'm selling an older Registered St Croix Ram). From Left to Right: 3 business cards (they can keep one and pass out the others this… Continue reading What Do You Include in a Sale?
As a few of you may know I am taking the Mushroom Course from The Herbal Academy. It is absolutely fascinating to learn folklore, history, and the science behind all manner of fungi. One thing that truly grabbed my attention was that 95% of plants/trees on earth need fungus to thrive! Sounds pretty insane right?… Continue reading Fungi Make Plants Stronger
When and how do we get it all done? How will we afford to get it accomplished? Where do we start? Sound familiar? Try living on a homestead that's been around since 1917 with our family purchasing it in 1937. Imagine buildings falling into disarray because life happens. When there are times you'd rather go… Continue reading Stress on an Old Homestead