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20/20 Hindsight in the Dairy Industry

$11 milk.  What does that mean to a dairy farmer? How did we get here? What options do dairy farmers have? As someone who isn’t a dairy farmer but is closer to the industry than a lot of my friends and family across the country, these are questions I’ve been...
Olive Juice Farms Canned Goods Now Available!

Olive Juice Farms Canned Goods Now Available!

Our dear friend, Robyn, is a fellow teacher and fiber artist. She’s also a talented gardener and creates the best canned goods. We became friends by sitting next to each other every Friday at the Green Lake Farmers Market for the first few years we were in...
#Farmstrong Signs

#Farmstrong Signs

While we may not sell into the commodity markets, we feel for our fellow farmers who do. Due to the unprecedented disruptions in our food supply system due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are faced with the two-sided problem of farmers not having outlets for their goods...
This looks promising…

This looks promising…

See that dude there with the big Ram-truck style horns? That’s our beloved bard, Shakespeare. He is the only male in this pen with about 40 ladies. Now, some of you may doubt me on that since there are clearly other sets of horns in this picture and you may have...
What’s the Deal With Our Farm Bureau Membership?

What’s the Deal With Our Farm Bureau Membership?

“I never thought I would want to join Farm Bureau, because I didn’t think it spoke for farmers like me.” This was my opening statement in the 2018 Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Contest, and it’s true.  My relationship with Farm Bureau hasn’t always been easy, and...
RIP Anlit

RIP Anlit

RIP Anlit. It has been a rough few weeks here on the farm. Sheep started dropping dead for no apparent reason. They would appear fine one day, eating with full bellies, with the only sign of anything maybe being wrong was that they looked cold, and the next morning...

Ruts, Every Farm(er) Has Them.

Have you ever been stuck in a rut? I know I have.  Like the literal ruts formed on the farm when you have to haul water to the animals in the back pasture on a muddy day, they are easy to create and get into but often hard to get out of.   Personally my ruts usually...

Happy New Year from ParKelm Farm

We hope this finds you well. We started the new year off with a bang and got the ewes shorn last weekend. Don’t worry, they are under a roof and most sheep are shorn in winter around here as ewes on commercial operations start lambing at the end of January....