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The Hoop House & The 2022 Hen Drive

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A long saga culminated in the 2022 Hen Drive. I was the only one who saw it. But I filmed it, so now through the magical mystery of Instagram, it's internationally famous. Over a million people! Here's the tale.

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How Big is a Chicken? Ideal Size for Our Farm and Your Kitchen

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Okay friends, welcome back to the world of pasture-based farming. This time, we would like your feedback, please! We would like to know what size chickens you prefer.  If you read the last article, great! If not, consider reading it first: Pasture Poultry Profits? Chicken Cost, Pricing and Profit at Farmcraft This current post is about the size/weight of pasture raised chickens, and the resulting cost, price and profit. This is the second post in a row about the farm’s finance/economics. I’ll write about something else for the next one. Here goes: When you raise chickens, you will get a...

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Profit & Loss - A Transparent Look at Pasture Raised Chicken Cost and Profits at Farmcraft

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Profit & Loss - A Transparent Look at Pasture Raised Chicken Cost and Profits at Farmcraft Business owners generally don’t know or won’t tell what their actual costs and profits are. I think accurate and precise profit & loss accounting is some of the most important, and most lacking, information to share with people interested in, or part of, the world of local food, pasture-based husbandry and small farms. I also think that the customers deserve to receive full transparency. And I think it is interesting and entertaining. So here goes: In 2022 we took 3 groups (of 165 each)...

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An Update From Your Favorite Farmers at Farmcraft Farm - October 14 2022

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An update from your favorite farmers at Farmcraft Farm: The darkness is upon us! 6pm to 7am – dark! That’s okay. The trees are beautiful, endowed in yellows and oranges and reds, the temperatures are ultra pleasant, and the limited daylight keeps a person from physical labor workaholism. We raised, and processed on-farm, about 500 meat chickens this year. That’s 2500 pounds of chicken, maybe 1.75 million calories, and about 100,000 grams of protein. A good amount human life-sustaining, and even life-enriching, vital and clean, chemical free, mineral rich, vitamin full, muscle building, metabolism enhancing and absolutely simple and delicious...

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Today's Story of the House and Farm

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Here is today's story of our house and farm.

I butchered the pigs in October, and then, all Winter, I worked on the house with very little distraction. In November the house was holes in the floors and walls, siding stacked on the driveway, no running water, one electrical outlet and no heat. Today it is furniture and appliances and quartz countertops and 4 stories of insulated, electrified, plumbed, heated, cooled and (mostly) dry space...

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