How to order a whole or half hog from Morganic Farm (pigs going in Oct 12)

Well…it’s the eve of the last month of the 2017 Sara Hardy Farmers Market.  Just eight more markets for this season.  Eggs are ready to go–just have to package up the last of them and get to bed. They’re calling for rain tomorrow morning between about 1am and 7am in TC–a little later out here. Continue reading “How to order a whole or half hog from Morganic Farm (pigs going in Oct 12)”

Farm Update for Friday, September 15th

Well, seasonal change is affecting many things here on the farm.  First and foremost egg production is dropping.  My chicken egg numbers have dropped to about half of what they were two weeks ago.  I think many of my chickens are now molting.  Small feathers everywhere…  They’ve leveled off but the fact remains that IContinue reading “Farm Update for Friday, September 15th”

Week 46: Firewood, chicks, winter planning

This past weekend we resumed our efforts at gathering as much firewood as we could for the coming winter (wood heat is our primary heat source).  We’d been historically diligent at this until about two years ago when we got behind and have treaded water since.  This spring however we built–with the expertise and driveContinue reading “Week 46: Firewood, chicks, winter planning”

Study Compares Pigs fed GMO’s vs. Non-GMO feed.

We recently found a study that compares feeding pigs GMO feed and Non-GMO feed. This study relates both to the pigs to themselves and to us.  Not only do people consume pigs, they are also eating these untested GMO crops.  Pigs and humans have a very similar digestive tract.  So if this is happening toContinue reading “Study Compares Pigs fed GMO’s vs. Non-GMO feed.”

GMO OMG

We watched this film recently and found it very scary.  Not exactly shocking since we already had many concerns about GMO’s from our own research.  It was entertaining to watch, well done, informative and was interesting to us. According to their website, this film is described as follows: GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy SeifertContinue reading “GMO OMG”

Goat Milk

Unprocessed whole goat milk is delicious and good for you too.  Our goats live on pasture this time of year and all that fresh grazed goodness goes right into their milk!  In the winter they eat locally grown hay free of poisons.   Unprocessed goat milk naturally contains all the enzymes needed to help you digest it,Continue reading “Goat Milk”

Making Kimchi

What do farmers do in the winter?  Well, we take care of our animals, haul wood and make Kimchi.  Kimchi is a Korean form of sauerkraut.  It’s a lacto-fermentation process that enlivens vegetables and preserves them.  Lactic acid is a natural preservative, that enhances digestibility and increases vitamin levels.  It also tastes great. Kimchi 1Continue reading “Making Kimchi”

Cancer fighting porridge

When my father got cancer a few years ago, I dove into some extensive research to learn about alternative cures.  They revealed that the cause of cancer was basically a toxic overload of the body (although some people are more susceptible than others), so the cure was to detoxify the body.  My father did allContinue reading “Cancer fighting porridge”