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A Day In The Life of A Farmer (A View From The Office)

A Day In The Life of A Farmer (A View From The Office) By Jerica Cadman  A lot of folks think of farming as hard labor out in the dirt, under the hot sun with a rake in hand. And … Continue reading

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High Density Pasture Management

Matt has been researching and experimenting with a new cattle management technique called High Density Pasture Management. The strategy changes throughout the year depending upon seasons and the types of cows being grazed (momma cows nursing calves versus finishing steers … Continue reading

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Cluck-N-Oink Crew on Pasture

Pasture Management: The Cluck-N-Oink Crew Matt has been experimenting with rotational methods that enhance the health of our pastures but that reduce our labor load in moving the critters regularly. We move our chickens and pigs very frequently and decided … Continue reading

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Farming and Engineering Collide

A little fact you may not have known: Before Matt and Jerica became farmers, we were engineers. It’s a good thing, because sometimes there are problems here on the farm where classes like Statics and Physics really come in handy. … Continue reading

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Winter Clear-Out-Freezer Sale!

Clear-Out-The-Freezer-To-Make-Room-For-Chicken-Season Sale Sale Prices good 1/13/14 through 1/25/14 Whole Turkeys $4/lb (sizes 20-24 lb) We have a handful of turkeys left from the holiday season, large sizes only. We received great feedback on turkeys this year—tender, flavorful, and moist. Purchase one … Continue reading

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New Egg-Mobile: The Egg Ark

Check out our latest project, constructing a new nest box facility for our youngest batch of layer chickens. It will provide shade, night protection from predators, mobile feed, nesting space, roosting space, and of course will be totally mobile so … Continue reading

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Early Bird Special for Turkey!

Early Bird Special! The turkeys are finally ready! They are really nice this year—plump, beautiful, and having been raised in large mobile paddocks on pasture for their entire lives. We are proud to offer these special birds for your Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Irrigation Project – Photo Update

We always seem to be juggling several projects at once. Right now it’s planning to build a new barn and storefront and implementing a very extensive plumbing system on our ranch. Why? To provide what we refer to as irrigation … Continue reading

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Vitamins Plus Longview now carrying all our pasture-raised meats!

We are proud to announce that Vitamins Plus in Longview has started carrying our soy-free pasture-raised chicken, making them the FIRST store in Texas to carry all three of our meat varieties! They now carry whole chickens, boneless skinless breast, … Continue reading

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Chicken Backs for Soup

Question: What are chicken backs? Answer: “Chicken backs” are the core of the chicken that is left after the breast, wings, and legs have been cut away for parts. Our chicken backs are fairly meaty and are typically used to … Continue reading

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