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Adding to the Farm Family

Spring is sprouting and it is baby animal season! We made a decision not to have our Shetland ewes get bred, and instead to buy a couple more babies to fill out the herd. We are going to the breeder … Continue reading

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Burning Day

It’s that time of year again, when you are nurturing a prairie. Time to burn it to the ground! We did it two years ago with high-priced expert help, and this year we bravely took it on all by ourselves. My … Continue reading

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The Charred Fields of Bluestem Pond

We were surprised this weekend to get a call from our local prairie seed provider (Native Connections) that he could take the small window of opportunity and come to burn off our fields after all.  We had given up due … Continue reading

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The “Prescribed Burn”

Way in 2009, we got started planning Bluestem Pond Farm.  If you read my early post about planting the field in prairie grasses and wildflowers, you know that we took our best guess at where the pond and house would one … Continue reading

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