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Lab Grown Meat: A Scam And A Distraction

I’ve written about the topic of lab grown meat here, here, and here. But some new reporting really nails down important points about the scam that is afoot. It’s a long article, but worth reading over at The Counter if …

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Grass Fed Beef

Since Corn is a Grass, Does Corn Fed Count as Grass Fed?

I first heard about grass fed beef while I was in high school. In the context of the discussion, someone was talking about grass fed as something different than corn fed beef. I wasn’t convinced. From gardening experience, I had …

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We Received a Fun Mention on KQED

I just learned that someone included our farm in a short audio essay titled “On the Naming of Farms”, broadcast on KQED, the San Francisco public radio station. Here’s the quote that I noticed: Quirky names, like Blue Dragon Farm, …

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Pasture Raised Poultry

Flags for Moving Chickens on Pasture

If you’ve ever tried to move a flock of poultry, you’ve probably noticed that chickens don’t respond as well to herding as ducks or turkeys. While chickens do move with and identify with their flock, they just don’t stick together …

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Pasture Raised Poultry

How We Move Chickens On Pasture

I made this explainer video to show how we move all of our chickens on pasture. Movement is always key for pasture raised chickens, so we include that as a primary consideration in all our chicken shelters.

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Repairing Feeders for Pasture Raised Chickens

I never expected finding a reliable, effective feeder for our pasture raised chickens would be such a challenge. Over the past twelve years I have built countless feeders. And I’ve tried at least ten different commercial feeders trying to find …

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Grass Fed Beef

What Do Grass Fed Cattle Eat?

We dig into the details of what grass fed cattle eat. The name “grass fed” probably wasn’t ever the best choice, but finding a better name that isn’t too long is challenging. Let’s look at all the abundance of plants our grass fed cattle eat on our pastures.

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Farm Life

Knocking Down the Smokehouse

On the steep bank just behind our house we had an old smokehouse. The roof must have been leaking a long time ago, because even though it was re-roofed with tin about 20 years ago, the rafters and floor were …

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Farm Life

Introduction to Wrong Direction Farm

Welcome to Wrong Direction Farm. I’m Dave your farmer, and I’d like to tell you about our farm and why this is such a special place.

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Grass Fed Beef

You Might Be Surprised Learning Just How Cows Eat Grass: Slow Motion Footage

So everyone knows that cows eat grass. We all learned that in our preschool coloring books or nursery rhymes. And for most of us, that’s probably about as far as we’ve thought about it. But do you know how cows …

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