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Making the most of your farm or homestead doesn’t always mean growing more plants or raising more animals. Here are some ideas about adding value to your place through agritourism. Enjoy this excerpt from Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business by Rebecca Thistlethwaite. Permission from Chelsea Green publishers. It’s not easy […]Read more »
Learn more about the history of backyard chickens. For new chickens keepers and experienced ones alike, here’s an excerpt from Amy K. Fewell’s The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook. You can read more of Amy’s work in The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion Chicken History and Terminology Chickens have taken over the world! We can find chickens in most […]Read more »
by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My! How many of us who own animals especially farm animals have the opportunity to get away for a little R & R or sometimes, a necessary getaway such as helping an elderly parent, chaperoning a field trip for our children or even a trip to promote our small […]Read more »
Lally Broch Farm is located in beautiful mid-coast Maine on a little over 4 acres of land in a very rural community. Sean and Sonja began “farming” about 5 years ago, though at the time, they merely thought they were going to keep a few backyard chickens as pets and for their eggs. They answered […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Thanksgiving is in full swing here at 1840 Farm. Three generations of my family will gather around our farmhouse table today to enjoy a delicious collection of family favorites. There will be a wonderful selection of traditional dishes like mashed potatoes and our favorite artichoke and sage dressing. I will also make […]Read more »
by Meredith ChilsonThere’s a short cut to my house. From the main state road, if you take the road past the old school house, around the corner by the lake, continue on and up the hill past Saunder’s Pond, down the dirt road and across the bridge over Phillip’s Creek nearly six miles of travel […]Read more »