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 Post subject: Just Dirt
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:19 am 

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2004 9:55 am
Posts: 9
Location: Michigan
Greetings from sunny Michigan! Yes..well it is below freezing too. I have the honor of being the third generation to farm this piece of ground. I took over the farm full time in 1997. My reasearch into sustainable and self sufficent farming also led to organic farming.
I grow about 8 acres of vegetables, 140 acres of alfalfa, with oats,barley,and some corn to feed my livestock. I maintain a small herd of goats (40) and pasture 6 to 20 head of Hereford steers. I have started adding old genetics heifers as I find them. I have a few chickens..People keep giving me chickens..LOL. Geese number an average flock of 40. The cats and dogs do most of my rodent control. I am currently at the I need more poo to feed the land to feed more poo givers. Recovery has been slow but much better than I had hoped.
I do as much work as possible without the use of diesel. The farm was leased for about 10 years. I am just shocked at what 10 years did to our soil. So was my father. I still have patches where weeds barely grow.
I turn my compost with a tractor. You can hate me now!.LOL. I am very pleased to have found this site. I look forward to all your posts. The chickens are at the door and the goats want water. I think that means coffee break is OVER!..remember..If everthing went right, it just wouldn't be any fun. DIRT

 Post subject: Re: Just Dirt
PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:05 pm 
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Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 6:45 pm
Posts: 354
Location: San Antonio,Tx
DIRT ? How about frozen TUNDRA?

Just tease'n but do want to welcome you to this group and hope that you will share some of your farm and ranch'n with us. Always willing to learn from other parts of the country.

[The Alamo City]

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