Our Chickens – How they Grow

Our Chickens – How they Grow

Day 1 at RCF   This year Brayden will raise about 1500 chickens.  If the weather keeps up it’s warm and cold spells he may even be able to go year-round and up that number by about 400. The bottom line is that we sell a boat-load of chicken.  I thought I...
Catching a pup in the act!

Catching a pup in the act!

Keeping an eye on the sheep watcher There are so many times I sit down to write this newsletter wishing you all were here with me, witnessing the amazing scenes of the farm.  There’s no doubt that being a farmer is incredibly hard work and when the day doesn’t...
Thank you, Johns Hopkins!

Thank you, Johns Hopkins!

One comment we’ve both heard and uttered over the many years we’ve milked cows without grain inputs usually went something like this, “if someone would just do some serious lab testing on 100% grass-fed dairy …” Well, now, according to...
What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

I’ve just come in from my pasture inspection and I just couldn’t help but remember what things were like on the farm one year ago.  Baby Indi was just born (yesterday was his birthday) and Baby Michi was born in several inches of snow (today he is one year...
The Blessing of the Bees

The Blessing of the Bees

As an Orthodox Christian I am blessed to have centuries of ancient prayers to recall for almost every act on our farm.  Monks pray as they bring their cows or goats in for milking; they pray as they collect eggs from chickens asking blessings on them for their...
Is Organic Farming “Easier”?

Is Organic Farming “Easier”?

Last week I went out to the Aveda school in Brentwood for a haircut and the woman getting her haircut next to me mentioned about how she was trying to eat organically but didn’t know where to go to find good, healthy food.  Of course I piped up and told her...