Introducing the Business of Organic Farming

Here’s a little background on me: I’ve been farming full time for over 30 years, growing certified organic produce at...

Business Development / Farm Viability / Financial Management
Cattle Headgate

Cattle (except for newborn calves) are too large for the previous scale described, the portable head gate. But it is...

Production
Pasturing Poultry – We’re not done with Efficiency! – Part 3

In my last few blog posts (Pasturing Poultry - Part 1 and Part 2), I’ve been describing how we raise...

Production
Cultivating Tractor

Our Farmall 140 cultivating tractor has become a cornerstone of our vegetable operation.  I maybe didn’t realize this until earlier...

Production
The Rotary Hoe

If you are equipping yourself for organic grain and oilseed production on a budget, your primary equipment focus should be...

Production
Portable Crate Scale

One of the challenging aspects of starting a livestock enterprise is to be able to judge the weight of the...

Production
Pasturing Poultry – More on Efficiency – Part 2

In Pasturing Poultry - A Conversation About Efficiency - Part 1,  I talked about how critical it is to find ways...

Production
The Scuffler

Now that you’ve planted your organic corn, soybeans or edible beans into a fertile field, you’ll need to be ready...

Production
The Flame Weeder

One of the most notorious market gardening task is weeding the carrots bed. Most reader who’ve interned on a small...

Production
Bloat in Ruminant Animals

Our experience is that grazing ruminant animals tend to have few acute medical problems in the normal day to day....

Production
Pasturing Poultry – A Conversation About Efficiency – Part 1

Poultry is a great start up enterprise for new farmers for several reasons.  First of all, there is great demand...

Production
Soil, Undoubtedly The Most Important Piece Of The Gardening Puzzle

So soil, undoubtedly the most important piece of the gardening puzzle.  Also possibly the most complex and difficult to understand,...

Production