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Welcome to the blog of Apple Prairie Farm. I want to show you around our farm, maybe inspire you to try to raise a few animals or even put some seeds in a raised bed in order to have some homegrown goodness! The food we grow on our farm is flavorful and as good as it gets! When our family sits down to enjoy a meal that we raised on our farm, we look at each other and know that we have to keep doing what we are doing. Can't find this much flavor in the grocery store!

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February 10, 2019

In the winter every now and then I enjoy doing a large homestead project. We live in some very cold tundra, therefore hanging outside for long amounts of time is not an option for me. That's why homestead projects take place inside the house in the winter. Besides, I a...

February 2, 2019

 Every summer we sharpen up our knives and roll out the plucker in order to put the chickens in the freezer. (If you can't handle pictures of dead chickens then I suggest you don't continue to read this blog post.) The pictures that are posted aren't too graphic i...

January 30, 2019

 On our farm we have decided that raising meat chickens to sell locally is a great way to get some cash flow and get our family to work together. One of our boys does a lot of the care for the birds in order to earn a commission on the sale of the birds. In other words...

May 22, 2018

Why would someone want to start a farm? We started our farm on accident. We just wanted a few fresh eggs from a handful of chickens living in the backyard. Nobody warned us that it is a slippery slope! Slippery Slope that we are still sliding down! We had no idea how e...

April 14, 2018

There are major benefits to having a garden. I will touch on 3 amazing benefits. I can't imagine not having a garden. It helps us in so many way as we grow our family!

Number 1. For your Health. It is hard to find a better way to get healthier food than having a garden....

March 25, 2018

This might be one very boring post to anybody who doesn't have a milk cow, or to someone who has no desire to ever milk a cow. If you fit into these two catagories, feel free to not read this post! But if you are trying to learn everything you can about how to mil...

March 23, 2018

We got our first 6 ducks last year! They were the highlight of our summer! Oh, except for having 2 bottle lambs in the house running around with their diapered bums. Now that was cute!

I had heard that ducks were hard to manage because they are so ridiculously messy! So...

March 20, 2018

There are great ways to manage chickens and here are some pointers that our farm does in order to keep our birds occupied, to benefit our yard and to keep away predators. If you follow these pointers your chickens will really benefit long term. The first pointer is......

March 16, 2018

Some people think Guinea Hens are loud and obnoxious. That is true. I wouldn't recommend getting Guinea Hens if you have close neighbors. They can make a horrible racket! I feel that the obnoxious sound is minor compared to the benefit they give to a homestead. Th...

March 14, 2018

Because we have a farm that is similar to the old time farm of yester-year, we just had to raise a few heritage turkey's. You know the kind of farm that was common back in the day, before people were so concerned about acquiring cheap food, where they don't care how it...

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