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Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by

Welcome to our website. Like our small farm there are more things to come. Different subject pages are on the left. Check out the blog on the bottom left for more info as well as current projects.

LFF Joseph & Keakwa the Jersey Steer

Planned Work For 2016:

Planting acres of Pro So Millet, Wheat, South American Yellow Popcorn, Buckwheat and more.

 

Setting up the Brooder House

 

1500 + gallons of cistern water storage capacity

 

Coming someday to the website:

Frugal Living and Making Money Page.

Tractors and equipment page.

 

 

16 Responses to Home

  1. Deborah Lewis had this to say about that:

    Thank you for the free books! Looking forward to more.

  2. Vicki had this to say about that:

    Thank you for the UTube video about your chicken tractor. Best I’ve seen yet! Any time frame when you will have the plans and material list available?

    Thanks

    • JL had this to say about that:

      I am hoping to have a material list by this spring. I have the rough list on the chicken page. Thanks,

      -Joseph

  3. Ken McCubbin had this to say about that:

    Great site. Been gardenng for years. My folks raised broilers commercially when I was growing up. Geat info on coop. What’s capacity for medium hens.? Also want raise about 25 broilers on grass and feed to procss and freeze.

    Been getting my tabe eggs from a local free-range flock. No comparison! I don’t eat Tyson chicken beause of the feed, antibiotics and growing conditions. No taste and mushy texture.

    I’m located in the Arkansas River Valley near Ozark on I-40, 72951. mapquest and let me know how many hours & miles to you.

    Thanks, ken

  4. Burke Mawby had this to say about that:

    Thanks for the design and video. Hope to build one by Spring. 1 Have you done any update to the list of materials? 2 Have there been any design change sugestions you like or have already incorporated?
    If not let me know and I will share back the bill of materials I do this winter – most likely in a spreadsheet.

    • JL had this to say about that:

      I have only built one Ultimate, although another will be in my future. Until I build another I cannot get a better estimate of materials. I had a blog post about the Ultimate with a few small updates I have done with pictures. I would be interested in pictures of your build and a materials list, thanks,

  5. Stephanie had this to say about that:

    If you want to build a “living wall fence” barrier etc, I highly recommend using wood pallets.

  6. Stephanie had this to say about that:

    Does washing eggs have an Effect on hatch rate?
    I have done a lot of research on this very subject. My conclusions are that leaving the natural bacterial bloom that is left on the eggs from hatching is the best thing to do. The shells are very porous and the bloom keeps the bacteria and other organisms in balance. Rinsing off the bloom leaves the surface of the eggs vulnerable to an overpopulation of bad bacteria. Especially for hatching purposes leaving the eggs in a close to a natural state as they were when the came out the back of the chicken is the best practice. Also leaving the bloom on the eggs as long as they are stored in bulk (up to two weeks) until you are ready to carton and sell is also recommended. Hope maybe that helped. There are a few blogs out there I have read from small farmers like yourself that have done experiments and posted their results. I will find the links again and post them here for you soon.

    • JL had this to say about that:

      I didn’t keep good enough track of how many hatched from each group to publish. There is always next year though.

  7. Stephanie had this to say about that:

    Rebuilding the Fruit Stand building on the farm as a chicken brooder and feed storage building.
    Here’s an idea, a living wall brooder/feed storage made with woven switch walls and a living sod roof upheld with a Reciprocal Roof Frame. Structurally sound and sustainable.

  8. Joe had this to say about that:

    Hello,
    I watched some of your videos. I am kcbigjoe. I have a questionn or two about your tractors and equipment if we could email when you gave time. Thanks

  9. Maldonado had this to say about that:

    Hi
    Do you have video for reassembly Daisy 880 old version?
    Thanks

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