In the words of farmer, and cattlemen!
Host: Nick and Don “We Grow Ours”
On this episode of the We Grow Ours show we’ll discuss the pros and cons of conventional farming with Jerry Klein. We’ll touch on the farmers views about GMOs and new age cattle treatment. We’ll also talk about the need for varmint control… and the good times you can have hunting them!
Real land stewardship with Will Harris.
Host: Nich & Don “We Grow Ours”
This week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Don have a special guest on the show. Will Harris of White Oak Patures. Will Harris is a true steward of the land and has a farm that has come full circle in the 150 years that they have been farming. Will has taken the farm back to its roots and is 100% organic! Check out White Oaks story Here!
“The transition started in 1995 when Will Harris III made the conscious decision to return to a production system on his landthat is better for the environment, for our animals, and for the people who eat these meats. He reinstituted the multi-species rotational grazing practices of his forefathers, and he built abattoirs on the farm to slaughter our animals. Continue reading Land Stewardship!→
When the Michigan DNR all but shut down farmer Mark Baker’s successful, pasture-raised, pork operation in Marion Michigan, he became the embodiment of that old adage: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Mark, his wife Jill, and their eight children re-grouped and decided to go in a new direction. If they wouldn’t be allowed to raise healthy, naturally-produced food for people, they would do the next best thing: Teach people to raise it themselves.
And thus, the “Anyone Can Farm: America’s Farm to Fork Academy” project was launched.
Modern farming relies heavily on fossil fuels, genetically modified seeds (GMO’s), soil-depleting farming techniques, and crowded animal-husbandry practices in order to produce cheap, plentiful food. This cheap, factory-farm food is the bland, nutrient-vacant fare filling our grocery store shelves. To listen to this show…Continue reading The Anyone Can Farm Academy!→
The MrsVilfie of The Homestead Honey Hour discusses our most natural resource for food and why to remember where it came from and to be thankful that it is there.
When we harvest an animal…be it from the wild or something we have raised. We give THANKS…Thanks to the creator and thanks to the animal for providing us with nourishment. WHY? Because for too long we have been removed from the process of WHERE our nourishment comes from. Too many people grab meat from the counter and don’t think twice, that it used to be an animal…living and breathing, breeding, feeding it’s young. They just look at the price tag, pop it in their cart and move on. But when we Pray over an animal and thank it for its life and thank God for allowing us to have it. WE are called barbarians. So how does killing an animal for food lead to my reverence and respect for life? Because when I raise it, feed it, love it, kill it and cook it…I have completed MY part in the circle of life! When you hear the words…the circle (or cycle) of life…what does it mean to you?
“Following this summer’s drought, the price of animal feed has soared, as have the prices for hay. In order to cope, many ranchers are selling off all, or portions of their livestock. Likely, you’ve read the reports that meat prices are going to drop as we head into winter. Get it while you can, because when the sell-off is finished, prices are anticipated to rise dramatically, as demand will exceed supply. There’s no better time to make sure you have all the supplies you need in order to can meat, and take advantage of the temporary, brief drop in meat prices. Katzcradul of “The Homestead Honey Hour” is prepared to answer your questions and to discuss a variety of ways to preserve meat, and offer suggestions of ways to store meat, you might not have considered.