97 Milk- Restoring the Image of Dairy and WHOLE Milk!

By Kim Buddington Today’s consumers want the truth- especially when it comes to agriculture and the dairy industry. Unfortunately, the truth can be hard to find at times, and it seems to get lost in the vast sea of information available at our fingertips. To help make the truth about milk and dairy farms moreContinue reading “97 Milk- Restoring the Image of Dairy and WHOLE Milk!”

The Story of the Orange Sulphur Cosmos (Guest Author Post!)

Renae B. Vander Schaaf agripen@live.com Essays From My Farmhouse Kitchen The Story of the Orange Sulphur Cosmos Gardens are really a sanctuary for everyone. It is a place to dream, create, work up a sweat pulling those ever present weeds or just enjoy the luxury of the outdoors. My gardens do live up to myContinue reading “The Story of the Orange Sulphur Cosmos (Guest Author Post!)”

4-H Projects & Fair Filled Summers- My Reflections on Years Past

I am forever thankful to have had the opportunity to grow up being a “fair kid.” If you also grew up putting hours of work, along with blood, sweat, and tears into your livestock projects, you can probably relate. Folks who haven’t had the experience may not get it.

Old Boston Hollow– Bringing the Homestead Dream to Life

By Kim Buddington The homestead farm. Having a little plot to raise some chickens, plant a veggie garden, and maybe even have a milk cow or handful of goats to provide fresh food for the family is a vision that many folks have. For Jackie Korzeniowski of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, the homesteading life is her dailyContinue reading “Old Boston Hollow– Bringing the Homestead Dream to Life”

Getting the Kids Into the Garden

Tips for Success in the Family Garden By Kim Buddington Are you seeking a fun project to do with your kids this spring and summer? Want to encourage them to put down the electronics and get out into nature instead?Start a backyard garden! Getting children started with gardening at a young age can help cultivateContinue reading “Getting the Kids Into the Garden”

Chickens in a Tractor- Raising Pastured Poultry for Parasite Control & Pasture Vitality

By Kim Buddington At On The Road Again Farm in Massachusetts, the first thing you’d probably notice as you walk out the door at the back of the classic red barn is a sleek herd of dairy goats, grazing in the shadows of Wilbraham Mountain. Alpine and Oberhasli dairy goats are the primary enterprise ofContinue reading “Chickens in a Tractor- Raising Pastured Poultry for Parasite Control & Pasture Vitality”