Tag Archives: sustainable ranching

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts … Continue reading

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Quiet Sunday

It’s a quiet time right now, ranch-wise. Animals to care for are at their minimum, the young and adult chickens are consolidated into one area, most of the puppies are gone and the weather is steady. All this is particularly … Continue reading

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Learn Ranching by Volunteering

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of … Continue reading

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Cow-Pooling

Our Monticello neighbor, and long-time business owner, Hal Bennett has come upon a great bargain for those of you interested in buying beef from whole steers. Hal is the owner of Johnston’s Meat Market and is running a Farm to … Continue reading

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EZ A-Frame Hutches

Those that have been here before have seen the EZ A-Frame Hutches we keep in the pastures. We have them available particularly for the goats. They hate to get wet. They are also nice for the dogs both in the … Continue reading

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Fire Ants are Beneficial?

We are beginning to see mounds of fire ants now that Spring is coming. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is our safe and environmentally friendly way of balance the benefits with human comfort. This link Fire Ants is informative and fun to … Continue reading

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I’m Famous!

Son Phil in Balch Springs, Texas was listening to PBS in the background while reading the paper one fine Sunday morning last August. He heard them say something about Florida Food Safety and looked up to see a glance of … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training on the Farm/Ranch

I get many request from folks wanting farm or ranch experience. There are several farms around Jefferson County area that have Woofers. Some farm friends have local folks that just come a particular day for a few hours because they … Continue reading

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The Environmentalist in Us!

The clever piece that follows is copied from one of those perpetually forwarded emails we all receive. I received it from a friend and the next day our newspaper published a column that talked about how to cut down on … Continue reading

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Plan for the Success of Your Small Livestock Operation

Livestock specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will present “Planning for Success: Starting a Small Livestock Enterprise” workshops at three locations in Florida during August. ┬áNCAT’s August workshops in Florida will focus on poultry and small ruminants. … Continue reading

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