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Other Updates From The Farmstead (Farm Homestead)

Posted by Luke Kurey on

 The House: We’re building a house! Over the last 6 months, I’ve had the opportunity to play carpenter, electrician and plumber as I built our house. That work has been inspected and passed. No contractors have been involved, but some outside skilled labor is about to get involved - next week the insulation people will come and spray a few inches of closed-cell foam insulation in the walls. I am stoked – 40 degree mornings inside the house are coming to a close. After that is a drywall contractor, followed by a floor refinisher. We will do the finish work...

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Pork In The Freezer

Posted by Luke Kurey on

I personally made the pigs into pork.  The pigs had become beautifully fattened and muscled by the time the calendar flipped to October and I knew the end was near for our pigs. As I waited for a cold streak in the weather forecast, I learned and prepared all that I practically could about slaughter, butchering and charcuterie through books, youtube, podcasts and visualization. I cleaned tables and containers and knives. I bought butchers twine. I set up a hoist and a meat hanging area. I marketed and sold 1/6th pig variety bundles. And everyday I went down to the...

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Starstruck Silence

Posted by Luke Kurey on

This morning, like many mornings, I rolled from bed, walked outside and immediately was laughing. I laughed with surprise joy at the sight of the celestial heavens.  I lean obsessive, and right now that attention – conscious thoughts, daydreams, anxieties, enthusiasm and even sleeping dreams – it is all fixed on building the house. Probably this is a good thing, so that sooner than later we can live in the house rather than near the house but in the garage. I go to bed with a half dozen projects and their intricacies rolling through my inner slideshow, materials and tools and...

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Farm Party! Brat Fry, Chicken Pickup, and Farm Tour - Saturday, September 18

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Friends,  Join us Saturday, September 18 for a casual afternoon at Farmcraft. $5 gets you a locally made brat hot off the grill and a tall beer, plus a Farmcraft Tour at 4 pm. If you buy Pasture Raised Farmcraft Sunshine Chickens from our current batch, you can pick them up (frozen) at the party. We will have yard games and music. Feel free to stop in briefly or to bring a lawn chair and/or cooler and stay a while. 3 pm to 9 pm, with Farmcraft Tour at 4 pm and brats at 5 pm. Please go to “Shop Products”,...

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Farmhouse (Farm Garage) – 210823 - Day 146

Posted by Luke Kurey on

Welcome to the House Garage, my lovely indoor/outdoor 200 sq foot abode. This has been home for the better part of 5 months. The House Garage started as a utilitarian place, a place to keep dry clothes and get away from the saw dust. It has since become a pace of luxuriant living, with hot showers, Michelin star farm fresh meals, refrigeration, coffee, wifi and cocktails. The House Garage is perfect. I could hardly want for anything. if cold cold weather was not an impending geographic reality, then maybe it would be home indefinitely. Let me explain the amenities, and I’m...

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