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Instinctive Behavior

When we open the portable net fencing to move our poultry to fresh pasture, turkeys move across the field in a terrestrial murmuration, whereas the

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The Little Beans That Could

By all rights, the green, purple, yellow and dragon tongue stringless beans in the driveway field should be black and withered from last weekend’s frosty

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Beef: Less is More

More calves are born in Kentucky every year than in any other state east of the Mississippi River. Elmwood Stock Farm contributes about 60 of

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Turkey Season

The noticeably shorter days post-equinox lead me to think about fall holidays and our turkeys, as they’re nearly ready for harvest, and we’re already taking

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Eat Like Your Farmer

At Elmwood Stock Farm right now, we are aggressively sowing lettuce, spinach and cooking greens in an attempt to have them available well into winter—if

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Pastured-Poultry Myths

Elmwood Stock Farm offers wholesome, organic food year-round, but as Mac explained earlier, some of the livestock we raise on the farm is seasonal. Our

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Corn, Sweet Corn

Happy first day of organic Elmwood Stock Farm sweet corn! This is a celebration on the farm each year because sweet corn season is short

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Meet Our Wooly Mammals

Shearing sheep is a lost art, mostly because it is hard work. Over the last 20 years, we have been dependent on these craftsmen (every

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The Sounds of Nature

COVID-19 gave me something I thought I’d never witness while standing on Elmwood Stock Farm: the sounds of nature, no man-made noise of any kind.

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Natural Cohabitation

Just outside the front door of our little on-farm store is a barn swallow nest. The location comes with much consternation to the breeding pair,

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Loading the Larder

I’ll cut to the chase here but hope you’ll continue reading beyond: Chicken, pork and sausages are back in stock, and there’s more to come.

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How to Grow Food in Spring 2020

The calendar says mid-May, but the farm feels like mid-March. We were sorely tested last weekend with a record-setting, below-freezing, nighttime temps. This was a

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