Update On Our Hugelkultur Project

Jake and I have been busy with many projects around the farm. However, we recently found some time to complete a Hugelkultur bed. A Hugelkultur, for those of you who are unfamiliar with one, are raised garden beds that are made of logs, stacked on top of each other, and then covered with dirt. You then …

How to Start Custom Grazing Cattle

Greg Judy has written a wonderful book titled “No Risk Ranching: Custom Grazing on Leased Land”. It’s full of wonderful information on how to get started custom grazing on leased land. There is some risk, but not much! Today, I’d like to cover a few of the key points in the book. I would highly …

The Basics of Grazing Cattle

The Basics of Grazing Cattle In this post we’ll be covering: Why you need to rotate cattle How to check for gut fill What manure is telling you about the condition of your cattle Determine and implement an adequate recovery period for your grass Today I’d like to talk about grazing cattle. Many of us …

Building A Free-Choice Mineral Feeder

If you are grazing cattle, no matter how many you have, it’s a good idea to provide them with minerals. How many different minerals should you feed? Well, that depends on a lot of things. How big is your herd? How much money do you feel comfortable spending on mineral a month? Are you in …

Creating A Farm Road With Geotextile

Creating a farm road with geotextile will provide you with a long lasting road that is easy to maintain and cheaper than putting down concrete or asphalt. When designing a road, you want to insure that you have adequate drainage. I like to see a hump in the middle of the road, so water can …