Category Archives: Working on the Farm

The Brodgon Tree

Back in 2012, David and I began doing our homework hoping to find an apple variety that would successfully fruit here in the hot and humid climate of Powder Springs, Georgia. Our first attempt at growing apples had been quite … Continue reading

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Morning Chores

Chores here at our new farm in Alabama were kind of helter-skelter for the first few days as we brought three loads of cows, and then a fourth a week later, but all the Jerseys have settled into life in … Continue reading

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6,000 miles to Alabama

I guess I’m setting a record for quarterly updates here, but since my last post in November we’ve been working like crazy to move to Alabama! Here’s my wife, Tina, and our little girl, Ellie, with our newly acquired donkey … Continue reading

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Visiting the Farm

I recently had the privilege of staying at the farm for several days, to catch up with my childhood friend, Tina (we hadn’t seen each other in 16 years!), and experience farm life first-hand. One of my first adventures was … Continue reading

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Busy Spring?!

Whew… I don’t guess I need to say ‘I’ve been busy;’ the lack of posts makes that fairly clear. The worst part is though, we’ve been so busy the camera has almost gotten dusty. We have caught a few things … Continue reading

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Chicken Dragster!

The quest for a perfect chicken tractor, or floor-less, portable field shelter is a hard one. Depending on how many broilers you might raise, which breed, and how much land you’ve got are just the beginning of the requirements. When … Continue reading

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Who sped up the clock?!

As my family and I continue to pursue our Country Roads, we’ve made a very curious observation. Technology has supplied us with a seemingly infinite number of ‘time-saving’ gadgets. From the washing machine to the milking machine we’ve found a way … Continue reading

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Robbin’ Honey!

   Once the fourth of July has past, it’s time to rob honey! It’s taken me some time to finally put this post together, but we finally extracted the honey from our hard working bees back in August.    We … Continue reading

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My Farm Visit

Guest post by Benjamin Horevay.  Benjamin, who was a Polyface Farms intern, recently helped us on the farm for two weeks. Having never been to the south, my first exposure has been splendid.  I arrived on a beautiful summery day … Continue reading

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Diggin’ for Freedom!

Freedom. The Fourth of July. Independence Day. Liberty! What are those words evoking in your mind? Mine? Well, it’s not a six pack of coke and a bunch of fireworks. Don’t get me wrong, my heart swells as much as … Continue reading

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