This blog is meant to be a chronicle of the (mis-) adventures of my family and I as we adjust to country life. I'm a hands-on kinda guy, so many of the posts will take the form of illustrated How-Tos.


Why Beef Jerky is a Great Health Food

February 10th, 2010 by Blogging Farmer

As you may have gathered from other posts on this blog, I’m pretty concerned with healthy eating. I also have a degree in biology, which makes me consider my opinions in this regard at least semi-intelligent. One of these opinions is that beef jerky is one of the healthiest things you can eat, bar none (provided it is made with organic beef, untreated with hormones or antibiotics). Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Make a Cheese Press

January 25th, 2010 by Blogging Farmer

The Cheese Press in Action!Our cheese press is not the prettiest The finished cheese!thing in the world, but it also took under 1.5 hours between making the decision to do so and the finished product, including the time it took to visit the hardware store for supplies. And it makes good cheese.
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How to Make a Mobile Chicken Coop

January 2nd, 2010 by Blogging Farmer

Chickens!The finished coopIf you have at all considered raising chickens at home, you have probably heard of Joel Salatin. If you haven’t, then I just told you about him. He’s a highly recommended read for the small-scale farmer concerned with raising animals efficiently, ethically and without the use of hormones or antibiotics.

Tuna, the Bull TerrierShark, the Great PyreneesFor chickens, Salatin recommends using mobile chicken coops with open bottoms. These allow chickens to free-range (allowing them to be healthier and happier), while also protecting them from predators (we’ve two dogs that are not averse to the occasional chicken) and keeping them confined (ever tried chasing down a loose chicken?). These are step-by-step instructions on how to build a mobile chicken coop.

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The Introductory Post

December 30th, 2009 by Blogging Farmer

Hello, and thanks for visiting The Blogging Farmer! You can read about the purpose and motivation of this blog on the About page. I will try to get some real posts up soon.

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