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Video: Clearing Fencelines in the Woods

About twice every year I need to clear fallen trees and branches off the fencelines that run through the woods. I captured some video while I worked on that today. I took a little time showing how we run fences through the woods without using fence posts. And I discuss how these fences allow us to balance the need to contain cattle while also letting deer and other wild animals pass through our farm.

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Grass Fed Beef

What Are the Cattle Eating in the Pasture Today?

Since Rachel was away, I took over the pasture moves for the cattle. Every day we move them to fresh grass. And of course, when we talk about grass and grass fed, we’re always talking about a broader category of …

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Grass Fed Beef

Video: Thoughts on Pasture After a Nor’easter

I reflect briefly on managing grazing on very wet ground after a protracted period of stormy weather. Pasture management really is about understanding what we require of our land, and understanding what our land requires of us. Moving our herd …

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Pasture Raised Poultry

Wrapping Another Pasture Poultry Season

Reaching the end of this year’s season for pasture raised poultry, and starting to think about next year when the grass starts growing again.

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Salt for Grass Fed Cattle on Pasture

Discussions of large animal herds moving across landscapes typically describe the migrations in terms of the availability of food and water and the avoidance of predators. But there is another, often overlooked factor, in overland migration patterns: the search for …

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Pasture Raised Turkeys

Getting the Gobble Going

I made this short video out in the pasture with the turkeys, showing how I can get their group gobble going. Of course, on my first attempt they make a fool of me. But after that, they obliged with some …

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Cooking Dave’s Fried Turkey Wings

Here’s a homemade recipe I’ve developed. When we started selling ground turkey, we used to have a problem selling all the turkey wings. The wing flats are too fiddly to be deboned and ground, so the butcher would pack them …

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Food Policy

Growth without End: Can We Accept Limits in Farming?

Thinking about the collapse of Belcampo Meat Co, and why investor-backed “ethical food” companies create their own ethical problems. I believe self-imposed limits can be a useful guiding principle.

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Grass Fed Beef

Grocery Store Grass Fed, and Amazon Deforestation

Connecting the dots between supermarket grass fed beef and criminal activity in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Pasture Raised Turkeys

Tom Turkeys Showing Off

Tom turkeys are utterly confident in their ability to impress the world. With no regard to subtlety, they are incurable preeners. Have a look at our turkeys out on the pasture as they do their best to impress each other. …

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