8742 Red Bank Rd
Suring, Wisconsin 54174
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Getting back to basics-- raising food the old-fashioned way
Pasture to Plate
The Chicken Project
Our poultry live like royalty. They are pastured to control weeds and insects. There are not many things more entertaining than watching a chicken trying to catch a flying June bug! They rotationally graze behind the heifers in pasture in their mobile chicken shack. We move them to new pasture every few days. They have their fill of fresh air and sunshine during the day and the comfort of an insulated, mobile coup to protect them from predators overnight. They have their choice of food that includes bugs, worms, a variety of grasses and weeds (including dandelions), and seeds. No hormones, no additives--just what God gave us.
What is special about our eggs? It is obvious when you crack them open. You'll notice that the yolks stand up high indicating freshness. Eating grass makes the yolks full of carotene, Omega 3 fatty acids, and other vitamins that birds raised in confinement don't have. Research also shows that grassfed eggs have 40 micrograms less cholesterol than grainfed.
The chicken project is under management of our 10-year-old son, Lane. The best reason for living on a farm is to teach your children responsibility and an appreciation for all God's creation. Lane's job is to feed and care for the chickens and gather the eggs. He is consulted in all matters of business. His goal is to raise enough money to earn a trip to Disneyworld.
Thanksgiving Turkey and Roaster Chicken
We plan to order poults in early July, so call to reserve your bird! Just like the eggs, this meat will be full of vitamins and minerals that the supermarket's turkeys don't have and without some of the additives that go into processed meat. .
Meat birds will be ready the third week of September! Call now.
Where's the Beef?
We have been rotationally grazing our Holstein and Holstein cross heifers for 9 summers now. We own our dairy cattle with Dan's brother and his family under DADS FARMS. Pasturing cattle is an environmentally sound way to grow healthy breeding stock. We greatly enjoy working in the pasture. Long gone are the days of eating commercially grown and processed meats! Ours melts in your mouth, is nutritionally superior, and contains no additional growth hormones. The dry aging process used by small, local butchers yields a fresher tasting meat without destroying nutrients in the meat.
These sheep are crossbreds who have been selected for 15 years to be low maintenance. Parasite resistance, ability to thrive on grass and care for their young have been foremost in the selection process. They are a cross of Barbados, Big Horn and Friesian.
We plan to use our sheep to keep our farm cleaner, have another way to evaluate/train our dogs, and to provide a different, healthy meat for our family. We will have lamb available this fall!
Our first piglets were born in July! We have thoroughly enjoyed watching them rummage in the dirt, play pig pile and piggy-in-the-middle and roam the farmyard like a little gang of thugs. They live happy lives and are enjoying the first apples of fall and garden scraps to supplement their diet. Our pork is all natural with nothing added.