Over the past two weeks we have hosted well over 100 farmers and farm fans out to Crooked Gap Farm! That has meant a lot of time getting the farm ready, preparing food, and planning the tours and talks. In the end though we love the opportunity to share our farm with other farmers, and more importantly … learn from other farmers! Even though I love to talk and I love these types of events they do make me a bit nervous right before they start and for a little while after. It’s not talking in front of people that makes me nervous (I typically do that every Sunday), but rather it is that I’m worried about what people will think about our farm when they see it and hear what I have to say about it. I mean I’m just a beginning farmer! Hopefully over time that is something that I can grow out of, because there is a lot of benefit from having other farmers to the farm to share information and learn!
In other news … let’s attempt to answer some questions! Here are the topics for this week:
- Now that we’ve done chickens, what is next?
- How do you handle watering systems with far away pastures?
- When do you suggest starting your laying chicks?
- Are you applying holistic management practices on your farm?
- What about WOTUS? Does it matter for beginning farmers?
If you are interested in having a grassfed Dexter Cattle Herd of your own shoot me an e-mail because we have cows, heifers, and cow/calf pairs available right now!
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