Jeffries Family Farm
Walter Jeffries Tinker, Tailor… A bit eclectic & a tad eccentric, polymath, quantum mechanic & Farmer. Also lucky at cards.
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Missing Dog – Romula disappeared on in August. Unfortunately her collar came off so she has no ID with her. ~5years old, Female, ~45 lbs
White, grey/black & brown, Upright ears, Looks similar to a coyote. See photos.
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Hot Pepper Hops We get a little bit of spent barley from a local brew pub. It makes a nice supplement to pasture and they are right on our delivery route so it is efficient to pick it up making … Continue reading
A Pumpkin that doesn’t give up Last night we got our first fall frost. This is remarkably late. We are greatly appreciating this long spell of warm weather deep into the fall. Normally we get frosts in late August or … Continue reading
Purple Thistle (Silybum marianum) I used to worry about thistles and burdocks. That was back before our pigs. The thistles because while they are beautiful they are also extremely painful to brush up against. The burdock because they use our … Continue reading
Jerusalem Artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) Blooming The sun is out and strong. Both the one in the sky and all the brilliant sunchokes and sunflowers down the ground that follow their sky Goddess with their faces every day.
Pears in Sky This is a good year for the apples and pears. They’re a wonderful late summer and fall forage for the livestock who clean up under the trees. Outdoors: 74°F/59°F Sunny, 1/2″ Rain Tiny Cottage: 69°F/62°F Daily Spark: … Continue reading
Pasture Pictured Post Pigs There is the idea that pigs will destroy pasture. This is wrong provided they are properly managed with rotational grazing. Rotational grazing mimics the natural movement of animals over migratory routes and optimizes forage regrowth while … Continue reading
Cherry Blossoms in Upper South Field Leslie asked in a comment: “Can or should pigs eat meat? I never have fed mine meat, but someone keeps telling me it is fine for them to eat meat. Just checking with the … Continue reading
Strapped Round Hay Bales in South Arc There are a lot of little tricks to feeding hay like the strapped bales shown above in the open south field greenhouse. Hay bale orientation makes a difference in the speed with which … Continue reading
Hay Binder in South Field Greenhouse I’ve previously mentioned some tricks like hay bale orientation and wrapping bales in wide opening stock panels to control how fast animals break down and use hay bales.