April 2, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Hello Small Farm Enthusiasts, Duck Wonderful: Our budding duck whisperer (11 year old Stella) is learning the challenges of having her own enterprise: duck eggs. She bought 15 Khaki Campbell ducks that she raised from chicks. Her diligence paid off as she did not loose one duck until winter came along. Predators become more desperate for food and she ended up losing 7 ducks this winter after not having any loss for over 4 months. It was a hard lesson but one we all learned from. Finally, after 6 months,
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March 10, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Hello Small Farm Enthusiasts, We thought we would start this newsletter off with a testimonial from a customer that was just e-mailed to us last week:
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March 3, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Since last June, I’ve been serving as the Full Circle Farm Delivery Tech. You’ve experienced changes to how you receive your food. The farm staff has received much positive feedback to the changes—thank you! That tells me we are pursuing the correct course change. You affirm for me that my gift of management and governance is authentic.
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February 28, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Hi, this is Lily. I just turned 16 years old and am Dennis and Alicia’s oldest daughter. This is the first farm newsletter I’ve ever written and I’m not sure how it will turn out but here goes.
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February 10, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Hello SMALL Farm Enthusiasts, A few years ago we read where a billionaire taught his daughter to come to him for high fives every time she made a mistake. His thinking was that people who try things make mistakes but people who do not try to do anything seldom fail. He wanted his daughter to learn to fail much. Failing much was his formula for success. I had a hard time with this concept but for a year or 2, here on the farm, we tried hard to celebrate mistakes. It has changed the very way we think about mistakes or failures and is slowly changing the way we approach stepping out and trying something new.
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January 27, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Have you ever asked, what needs to change in our world? The answer is...I do. This quote is from Matthew Kelly and I just finished reading his book called The Seven
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January 13, 2018 • 0 comment(s)
Hello SMALL Farm Enthusiasts, Eggs, not just any old egg, oh no, these are Full Circle Farm chickens on rye pasture eggs with the most brilliant yoke color you have EVER seen. Caroline bought 100 new hens a few months ago, from a farm where they fed high quality feed from day one. These gals were a couple months from laying eggs instead of 6 months for baby chicks. She paid a pretty penny for these awesome birds and now she is reaping the rewards, an abundance of eggs. So we have lots of em and want you to buy up. No restriction on eggs from FCF for a while we hope. Also, an awesome sale on Eden Farm Soy Free, Non-GMO eggs: Buy 3 dozen eggs, save $7, in other words, buy 2 dozen eggs get one free!
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December 29, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Hello SMALL Farm Enthusiasts and Happy New Year! Dr Caroline Leaf is an author I have enjoyed lately. I first read her book called Switch on Your Brain and I liked it but maybe it was a bit out o my league. Then I read her book, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, all about the brain/food/health connection. NOW she is speaking my language.
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December 15, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Hello SMALL Farm Enthusiasts and Merry Christmas! Lots happening here at Full Circle, sometimes its hard for me to keep up with it all. Several folks are interested in Jesse Green's mill. Hopefully someone pulls through to keep this local business going. We will see what happens. A local farm has a meat sheep starter herd for sale and, see below, the milking sheep herd for sale as well. We will be doing a seminar on raising sheep February 24th.
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December 2, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Hello SMALL Farm Enthusiasts, For the last number of years we were able to buy some milk cows from our friends who run a grass fed dairy, around the month of October. This year we have not yet completed that transaction, although it might happen yet in the next month or two. This is one reason our milk supply is running low. Bear with us as we wait. All systems are go here to grow but the usual has not come thru yet, till that happens milk supply will be tight. I call it milk wars.
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November 21, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
Our springs are dying!! I spent some time with our diving friend, George and he tells me he has been in our area for 10 years, taking divers from all over the world into the underwater caverns that are so prevalent in this area and in that time saw half the springs die. I asked him how long until all of them will be dead and he said at the present rate, 10 more years. He blames chemical farming in a 5 mile radius of the spring. Chemicals cause algae bloom to the point where oxygen is limited, killing off the life in the spring and reducing visibility to where diving is impossible, without ropes which defeats the purpose of diving itself.
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November 4, 2017 • 0 comment(s)
I had a call today from a lady asking about our cheeses. Our cheeses are truly raw, not the heated to 140 degrees raw that is allowed in stores. Our cheese is also 100% grass fed, zero grain, so all the Omega 3 and 6 fats are balanced and the CLA’s are intact. Cancer inhibiting cheese that is real food not a food like item! This is cheese that you cannot buy in stores of any kind, anywhere. All the good stuff and none of the bad, no chemicals or anti life substances used on our farms for 20 to 30 years now
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