The ramblings of a sheep farmer! What's happening on the farm and other thoughts about agriculture.
|Posted by [email protected] on June 8, 2018 at 10:35 PM||comments (0)|
Scientific name is Ovis aries.
A group of sheep is called a flock.
Sheep have 4 stomachs ... rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum
Sheep are very smart and can recognize and remember faces and people.
Pregnancy in a ewe is 5 months.
Sheep don't have top front teeth. They only have teeth on the bottom and you can tell how old they are by how many bottom teeth they have. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on May 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Wanna know more about our farm and what we do? Open to ideas!
|Posted by [email protected] on June 19, 2016 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
I've often thought about writing some more blog posts about farming and what we do. The truth is there are some great bloggers out there all ready and I can't write nearly as good as them. Here's a few great resaruces for some farm info straight from farmers! If you ever have questions about your food and farming ... just ask the farmer.
https://petersonfarm...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 6, 2015 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
While listening to the radio when doing chores I hear all kinds of stuff ... this time I decided to add my voice to the conversation too!
|Posted by [email protected] on December 27, 2014 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
I often times get asked whether we are an organic farm. We are not. Most consumers assume that organic is better, more environmentally friendly, etc. The truth is farmers, not matter what type of production system they use, care for the soil and animals in good ways. On our farm we know that the practices we use are creating great crops/ feed for our animals while being enironmentally respoinsible (even if not "organic"). I found a great blog outlining the differences between ornganic and con...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM||comments (1)|
I’ve been thinking with all the recent posts and comments about farming and thought I needed to reminded people to mind their manners and respect each other. Since when did teaching people about what you do (on the farm) turn into such a battle. Farmers who want to share with the consumer what actually happens seem to be on the defensive more and more. Whether it’s a blog on why a farmer uses GMO’s or why another thinks there are benefits to using certain feed additives, the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM||comments (1)|
I’m angry and frustrated about being judged about what we do on our farm and in modern agriculture. Many people lack the basic information about modern farming practices to form an educated view about agriculture; this is often used to make us look like bad people. Agricultural technologies (GMO’s in this instance) have made the world a better place and we will need to use many types of technologies to feed the growing population. As farmers we first and foremost want to keep our...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on June 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
I'm going to be posting here about various issues that we deal with on the farm. I'm going to addressing issues such as GMO's, animal care practices, how our sheep are doing or new projects we are getting into. Keep checking in to find out more about what we do on our farm. FEEL FREE TO ASK ME A QUESTION OR SUGGEST A TOPIC (I want to be able to teach you about sheep and what we do on our farm).