We were very fortunate to be offered three healthy, well bred, well built Lippitt Morgan horses in April, 2008. While we had been planning to acquire either heavier draft horses and/or lighter riding horses, these traditional Morgan horses offer the best of both worlds - powerful strength for working our land, lighter build for a smaller feed bill, and a rare bloodline which is in danger of being lost to the vagaries of show-driven fashion.
These horses were only halter-broke when we acquired them, but we have been working with them on the fundamental lessons required for either driving, draft work or riding. We look forward to seeing how they mature into that training, and what role(s) they will eventually play on the farm. We don't have immediate plans to breed our beautiful mares, but that too may eventually be part of our operation. If you are a Lippitt Morgan enthusiast, we'd love to hear from you! Please check back here often as we expand this section of the website.
We released our very first self-published book. The Chicken Coop Manual in 2014. It is a full color guide to conventional and alternative poultry housing options, including 8 conventional stud construction plans, 12 alternative housing methods, and almost 20 different design features. This book is available on Amazon.com and as a PDF download. Please visit The Chicken Coop Manual page for more information.
We started with rabbits in 2002, and we've been experimenting with colony management ever since. Fast forward to 2017, when I decided to write another book, this time about colony management. The book is chock-full of practical information, and is available from both Amazon and as a PDF download. Please visit the Rabbit Colonies page for more information.
The Pastured Pig Handbook
We are currently working on our next self-published book: The Pastured Pig Handbook. This particular book addresses a profitable, popular and successful hog management approach which sadly is not yet well documented. Our handbook, will cover all the various issues involved with pastured hog management, including case studies of numerous current pastured pig operations. If you have any questions about this book, please Contact Us.
We published a farm blog between January 2011 and April 2012. We reluctantly ceased writing them due to time constraints, and we hope to begin writing them again someday. In the meantime, we offer a Weblog Archive so that readers can access past blog articles at any time.
If and when we return to writing blogs, we'll post that news here. Until then, happy reading!