The Role of a Farm Dog – Modern Farmer

This is really cool: farm dogs are an integral part of any farm. Well-trained dogs perform many functions that farmers are incapable of doing themselves. Protection, herding, predator deterrent and a warning system are just a few things livestock dogs do. Their diligence often…

ANIMALS on the FARM

If you’ve followed the blog or talked with me about the farm, you know that I use ALL of the animals on the farm to rebuild, restore and add essential nutrients back into the soil. I thought it would be fun for you to…

BEEWENCH FARM ANIMALS FEATURED BY LOCAL ARTIST

Local artist Anne Laddon visited BeeWench Farm a few weeks ago to visit with our animals. This wasn’t just a social visit however, Ms. Laddon was here to take pictures of the goats and chickens for a project she is working on. According to…

WOOF WOOF

No, Im not talking like a dog! Im talking about World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms! I am really excited to be hosting a WOOF’er this year at BeeWench Farm. WWOOF is an educational and cultural exchange program. WWOOFing is a way to learn…

Announcing the Budding Farmers Program!

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Budding Farmers program! The Budding Farmers program is a healthy food and agriculture educational enrichment program. It brings children, families, organizations and the community into a deeper dialogue about seasonal fruits, vegetables and the…

Our New Greenhouse!

PHEW! The greenhouse is finally finished! Well, it’s mostly finished. The outside is done except for tacking down/insulating the bottom of the cover with sand and moving all my growing supplies inside. I’m working on building tables that are the exact dimensions I need…

Eating Habits

One of the reasons I got into farming was the desire to eat good food and to feed my family good food. I talk to a lot of people about food and cooking…and it’s a favorite subject of mine. I also talk to a…

Pastured Poultry

An important part of any farm is livestock. Too many ‘farms’ these days have separated the livestock from the crops, essentially taking the needed nutrients from the place that needs it most. If you look back at farms from early settlers, they all had…

How to Plant Fruit Trees

This is a great short video on planting fruit trees. When I left my old farm in February, I Ieft behind 10 fruit trees that were 2-4 years old and just beginning to offer a crop each year. I plan to start a small…

A New Kind of Plastic Wrap

I hate using disposable plastic wrap. As a matter of fact, I really don’t. I mostly use foil or cloth. But sometimes it would be nice to have a non-porous wrap that I could reuse (have you ever tried reusing tinfoil?). I came across