Sunday, May 6, 2012

Putting in an electric line to one of our feed bins.
We decided to move the auger so it would be easier to fill our feed truck.

View standing on back of the truck.

April 2012

 Planting barley for pig food.

Friday, March 16, 2012

March 2012

Piglets that are about a week old.

Ben working on the greenhouse.

Got the Oliver back together and running, checking for leaks before I put the rest of the parts on.

Ready to go.

The four row planter is done, we'll probably need to make a few field adjustments.

Picking up a load of feed.

Unloading into one of our bins.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 2012

Feeder pigs enjoying the lack of snow.

A male pig we decided to keep as a boar. We've named him Sherman, since he's built like a Sherman Tank.

We have two four row corn planters. Between the two of them I should have enough parts to make one functional planter.

I need the double disk openers. I figured I might as well take the gangs off and keep them in the shop for spare parts.

Some of the seals on our Allis Chalmers B are leaking, replacing the seal is easy getting to it can be tricky some times.

The Oliver has some leaks that I'm working on fixing.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 2012

We've modified the old sheep pen into farrowing and sorting pens in the barn. This will give us more space for piglets since three of our sows are due in mid-January.

Its been really warm out the last couple days, the pigs enjoy sun bathing.

Another sunbather.

Recent arrivals, these piglets were born a couple weeks ago.

Jake and my dad working on our grainary.

We purchased a feed truck a couple weeks ago.

One of its uses will be for filling up our creep feeders.

I used 5 gallon pails to do this in the past and it would take about an hour, or longer depending on where the feeders were located.

Now we can transfer a large amount of feed in a few minutes.

We'll also use it to put grain in the storage bin above our grainry.

We're renting heated workshop space from a neighbor to work on our combines and other machinery.

In this combine the weld on an auger broke so I had to replace it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

October 2011

The second annual harvest trail dinner held at Freehands Farm in Ashland was a success. The dinner featured local foods prepared by different restaurants.

There was also a silent auction auction with items from farms participating in the harvest trail.

Feremented food from Spirit Creek Farm.

Mead from White Winter Winery.

Goat cheese from Sassy Nanny.

Some of the husking wheels on our corn picker lost fingers.

Removing the broken parts.

Back together and ready to go!

Its bad when bearing come out of a gear box looking like this. We had to replace one of the gear boxes on our corn picker since the bearings and gears where shot.

Our resident forester Adam cutting down dying white pine near our grainery. We'll save the wood and have it milled into lumber.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

September 2011

September Farmers market, sales were still down this year due to the economy.

The tomatoes on the right are a heirloom variety called 'Orange Russian.'

Our pork chorizo is being incorporated into delicious breakfast burritos prepared and sold by Deep Roots Farm.