Farming Practices

 

Laying Hens 

Fed a soy-free, non-GMO feed by H and H feed and rotated on fresh pasture using mobile electric netting by Premier 1. We use solar chargers to keep the netting hot which protects the birds from predators. We also keep at least one rooster with the flock for added protection. 

Pastured Pigs

Fed a soy-free, non-GMO feed by H and H feed and rotated on fresh pasture using mobile electric netting by Premier 1. We use solar chargers to keep the netting hot which keeps them where we want them.  They do a wonderful job of tilling and destroying weeds, as well as fertilizing. 

Pastured Meat Chickens

Fed a soy-free, non-GMO feed by H and H feed and kept in a brooder for two to three weeks, depending on the weather. Once they are big enough and the weather is nice, we put them on pasture in a mobile chicken tractor. They are moved to fresh grass everyday. We process our birds on the farm to minimize stress due to transport. 

Bees

We feed bees a syrup with organic sugar and water in the fall and winter months when there is limited forage available to them. We never use pesticides and rarely use smoke. We mostly let our bees be bees. We will harvest honey only if they have extra to share. We process honey through a fine mesh cheesecloth, without heat.