in Blog, Farming, Natural Health

Health and modern farming

While obesity is on the rise, ironically so is malnourishment. It is strange how such well fed people can be lacking in basic vitamins and minerals. This malnourishment is contributing to issues as severe as cancer or to the daily misery of chronic fatigue syndrome. We all know that the modern diet of most Americans is unhealthy. In fact, the average American is deficient in at least three vital nutrients. Data on American eating habits show that we prefer a one item meal, already prepared. Vegetables are side dishes and Americans don’t have time for something so superfluous.  In just…

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in Blog, Natural Health

Farmers, take a chill pill!

So everyone knows that farmers are workaholics who get up at the crack of dawn and work until the sun goes down and die at an early age (nowadays from cancer from all the pesticides).  Benjamin Franklin taught us “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  And we have Algernon Sidney’s “God helps them that help themselves.” Farmers can easily work themselves into burnout or death.  Especially American farmers. First off, Americans don’t pay what food is actually worth and it’s hard to find customers who don’t think that your prices are outrageous…

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in Chickens, Farming, Livestock, Poultry

Sanitizing incubator and eggs

The chickens are finally laying well now that the days are lengthening again and the geese are starting to court each other.  Spring is on the way!  And that means one thing.  Babies!!! The best part of farm life is the babies.  Baby chickens and baby geese and adorable little baby ducks and baby goats and baby pigs and even baby wild animals like quail and Killdeer.  I can’t wait to see baby killdeer even if they ARE shorebirds that aren’t supposed to be in the desert.  How much cuter can a baby get? Anyhow, we have the incubator turned…

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