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Livestock Watering System: Tire Tank Installation Part 1

Water. One of the hardest things about Management Intensive Grazing (MiG) is having water where you need it. Part of our EQIP contract involved burying 7000 feet of water line, installing 10 tire tanks, and installing a new submersible pump in … Continue reading

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Livestock Watering System: Getting Tire Tanks

Many times my job includes being a go-for. The new water system has ten tire tanks so we needed to find a source of good, reasonably priced tires. Back in December, we found a source of new tires that had … Continue reading

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DIY Replacing a Hydrant

One of the things we have inherited with this farm is an aging infrastructure. The owner previous to us had discontinued using the pump system that pumped water out of one of the ponds. Instead, he switched all of the … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Farm While We Build Fence

I have been fairly quiet on here mostly because life has been so hectic at home. Earlier in the year, a friend of ours encouraged us to apply for an EQIP contract to help us implement some of the conservation … Continue reading

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Our Farm: Monarch Butterfly on New England Aster

While we were building fence this week, I was able to get pictures of this Monarch butterfly enjoying the nectar of some New England asters. Nearby, we also saw some milkweeds going to seed. Hopefully next year we will see … Continue reading

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