Category Archives for Grass Farming

Putting in the Garden

The garden is in! Well, a good part of it is. We might be taking a bit of a risk, actually, I’m certain we are taking a bit of a risk, but the warm weather over the last few weeks, combined with the really short growing season up north says do it!

Taking the Goats to the Barn for Milking

May 7, 2015

Just a quick post tonight to put up short video of the nightly running of the goats to the barn for milking. I was hoping for a little more of the kids kicking up their heels, but there was a little of that. You may notice, there’s a sheep in the mix.

Hard Livestock Lesson

April 14, 2015

It was a sad day Sunday here in Windy Woods. When I went out to take care of our goats, I found another doeling dead. This will definitely constitute a hard learned livestock lesson. Windy Woods is currently a very small dairy operation, so I had been feeling pretty good that we had two new […]

Chickens Deliver Unexpected Surprise

March 31, 2015

I haven’t talked much about the chickens of late, but then I haven’t been finding them all that exciting. Sunday the chickens suddenly started laying eggs. I know, I know, laying eggs is what chickens are supposed to do, but honestly, since these chickens are over two years old, I really didn’t expect it. What […]

Preparing to Fence

Now that the ground is starting to thaw, it’s time to begin thinking about setting up our first fenced pasture. Cassidy’s math book recently gave me a piece of information that will be very useful for this project. This is the fact. The rectangle with the greatest area is a square. It’s easy enough to […]

Green Manure

It sounds kind of strange, the term “green manure,” but it's really a golden concept. They call animal manure “black gold” because it has magical properties for land that needs help. Green manure is green gold – and it's not because it generates cash. Green manure is plant material that can be used to revitalize […]