Category Archives: Farming

Just for fun – Springtime Farm Babies

Just for fun, I thought I’d post some cute springtime farm pictures of babies from the farm. Because seeing baby anything makes people happy. 🙂 Everyone needs some pictures of a kitten some time or other. Meet “Scratch” the farm … Continue reading

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Don’t be confused about LYE soap!

Soap: What’s with the lye? I cannot tell a lye… (I know, very punny, right? I couldn’t resist!) I want to talk to you about lye soap. A lot of people hear farmers like me talking about our good old-fashioned … Continue reading

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2016 Turkey Time

I find it to be a great comfort that we get to start thinking about the winter holidays in the dog days of hot East Texas summer. July means turkeys are already on pasture, foraging away to build up the … Continue reading

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How long do eggs keep?

We get the question all the time, “How long do your eggs keep?” They have an expiration date on them, which we haven’t always done, and actually aren’t required to do, but it does help us to know how old … 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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Farmers’ Hands – Day-to-day tasks of two sustainable farmers

By Jerica Cadman Farming can be described with a vast variety of words, and Matt and I often reflect on how different farming is from “real life,” because not too long ago, we exited the corporate/university world to enter into … Continue reading

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Garden Tour – March 2013

Well, I know I love looking at pictures of gardens, so I thought I’d share ours. It is coming along well, but we haven’t eaten anything (except the herbs) yet. Hopefully this year marks the start of a regular harvest … Continue reading

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Who is Top Cow at Shady Grove Ranch? Part 1

Who is top cow at Shady Grove Ranch? This is the first of a series of articles on our favorite breeding cows at Shady Grove Ranch. We have invested a lot of time and energy into our grass-fed beef herd … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View of The Life of a Chicken

Bird’s Eye View of The Life of a Chicken Among the misunderstandings that abound concerning industrialized products, probably food production has some of the most. Marketing committees have developed clever ways of giving facts and presenting half-truths so that the … Continue reading

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How do we sell our pasture-raised meats and eggs?

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