Fake Likes – Fake Followers

SAY IT ISN’T SO! Sure I was suspicious when I started receiving likes and even followers after not having had any at all. I wanted to believe that people had actually discovered my blog and really liked or at least considered what I had to say. Then I began to notice the pattern that thisContinue reading “Fake Likes – Fake Followers”

Small Farm Profits (sheep & goats)

Making money on a small farm is difficult.  You can do this or that and sell a few dozen eggs or tomatoes but when you count the dollars very often you will find that you have spent more than you made.  And that is if you are already on a farm.  It is not practicalContinue reading “Small Farm Profits (sheep & goats)”

Changing of the Guard

Our dogs are older now, they still work most nights but no more day shifts.  The coyotes and foxes became aware of this before me and helped themselves to a number of birds in the morning hours when the dogs were asleep.  This was a sure sign that it was time to bring in someContinue reading “Changing of the Guard”

Common Sense and Feeding Your Dogs Raw Meat – Part 3

While transitioning our dogs from having raw ground chicken in their diet and replacing that with leg quarters, we noticed a distinct rejection of the new alternative.  From some of what I have read they should have welcomed this new food.  Half of the dogs just could not seem to get the hang of it,Continue reading “Common Sense and Feeding Your Dogs Raw Meat – Part 3”

Micro Trout Farm (3)

I’m thrilled to report that the experiment is on track and functioning as intended.  This crude set up performs well even when air temperatures fall into the single digits.  My only concern at this point is that I do not have enough fish in the tanks.  That is not a result of my setup butContinue reading “Micro Trout Farm (3)”

In The Bleak Mid-Winter

That is my favorite Christmas song!  When the population left the land for city living they also left behind their connection to the earth.  Most people now have no idea where their food comes from or what it takes to get it to them.  I have to admit grocery stores seem to be in someContinue reading “In The Bleak Mid-Winter”

Micro Trout Farm (2)

Once we secured the water source we had to determine how much water we had, the flow rate.  For large scale commercial trout facilities the flow rate is very large, even thousands of gallons per minute.  There are few places in America where that much clean, cold water is available for private use. Many ofContinue reading “Micro Trout Farm (2)”

Micro Trout Farm

This blog will show how we are setting up our small aquaculture business; visit our website for more information.  This isn’t our first attempt at raising fish but this time we are changing our expectations.  Our target production rate is much lower now. Rainbow trout is one of the finest foods you can get fromContinue reading “Micro Trout Farm”