Category: Farm Life

Farming is Hard

If you follow the farm on Instagram (@1450farm), you’ll sometimes see Shannon post that farming is hard. It is. As I mention last week, we lost some turkeys in the brooder, and while they were just a few day old turkeys, it’s still not… Continue Reading “Farming is Hard”

Turkey Talk

Coming into this farming season, we decided to ramp up our enterprises a bit to trial run some ventures we thought we’d like to add to the farm. The no-brainer first addition was the pastured broilers. Since we have raised egg layers and culled… Continue Reading “Turkey Talk”

When the Farmer is the One Sick

Farmers often have to think about and deal with sick or injured animals, but what happens when the sick one is the farmer? Recently we’ve had the misfortune of finding the answer to that question here on our farm. A couple of weeks ago… Continue Reading “When the Farmer is the One Sick”

A Lighter yet delicious Banana Bread Recipe

I can’t stand letting bananas go to waste after their prime and here in our family, we LOVE us some banana bread.  It makes a great, quick breakfast for the boys on busy weekdays and Aaron loves to have a slice as dessert when… Continue Reading “A Lighter yet delicious Banana Bread Recipe”

Our Cornish Cross Results

As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, this year is the first time we’ve decided to trial Cornish Cross chickens to see how they perform as prospective meat birds on our farm. Well, we just got our inaugural batch back from the processor last… Continue Reading “Our Cornish Cross Results”

Planting the Garden

Our poor garden has been put on the backburner this spring as we’ve tackled other projects, dealt with crummy weather, and juggled trying to work full-time jobs while raising two kids. We developed a pretty good garden plan over the winter and started hundreds… Continue Reading “Planting the Garden”

Kid-Friendly Raised Garden Beds

As we begin to figure out what direction we want our farm to take, we’ve tried to set everything up to include our two little boys. The original intent of this endeavor was for our family to eat really great, clean food. People have… Continue Reading “Kid-Friendly Raised Garden Beds”

Our Newest $300 Chicken Coop

It finally feels like we’re turning the corner into Spring! Now that the weather is nice, everything seems to be moving at the speed of light. We have so many tasks on our farm to-do list that it doesn’t feel like we’re ever going… Continue Reading “Our Newest $300 Chicken Coop”

April Farm Update

Well, here in Kansas it seems we have set off some sort of eternal winter. We have had snow (albeit not much) the last three weekends….of April! Nonetheless, we have been moving forward with our plans here on the farm, even if Spring refuses… Continue Reading “April Farm Update”

Raising Cornish Cross Chickens

There are a lot of contentious issues in the food/agriculture world: GMO vs. Non-GMO, Organic vs. Conventional, Grass-fed/finished vs. Grain Finished, and on and on and on. Perhaps the most misunderstood of these issues, however, is the Cornish Cross chicken. If you’ve ever watched… Continue Reading “Raising Cornish Cross Chickens”