Removing Thorn Bushes (AKA Blackberry or Brier/Briar Bushes) Without Chemicals

One of the first projects on our farm to-do list was to clear an area of pasture that has been overtaken by blackberry bushes. Whatever you call them (thorn, briar, brier) we don’t need them. The thorn bushes have grown into a row of hay bales (and subsequently grown into the surrounding pasture). For a …

3 Steps To Keep Ticks And Chiggers Off You!

The first item on my farm’s master plan was to keep ticks and chiggers off of me. I was researching this the day after I walked the property for the first time. I don’t want any of the blood-borne illnesses that ticks carry. I also do not want a chigger anywhere near any part of …

How We Decided To Buy A Farm In 16 Days

March 10th, 2022 I listened to a Joe Rogan episode (#1784 Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf).  They wrote a book (and documentary) called “Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat.”  I listened to the 3-hour podcast mainly for the nutritional component.  I was fascinated by some of the things they talked about involving how the …

We Are Going To Be Farmers (Regenerative Farmers)…DeanoFarms?!?

I have an old tractor…what to do?!? I have some of my grandfather’s old coveralls…what to do?!? We have an RV I pay to store in town….what to do?!? Emily has an old Bronco…what to do?!? Let’s become farmers! Well…we are not going to be farmers yet. We have kids in school and both have …