Category Archives: livestock

Pastured Poultry Goodness

From Diana Bolander: “I cooked my first bird in the slow cooker yesterday and it is yummy, yummy, yummy! ¬†Thanks for the birds!” Mary K Monteith and Aaron Stander: “Now that we know what true chickens taste like, we can … Continue reading

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How Grows It?

It’s rare these days that I speak with someone and don’t hear the question, “How grows it?” “How is our garden doing?” “How are my pigs (or) my chickens doing?” I always love being asked this question — and the … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rangers

Broiler chicks are enjoying the green grass and alfalfa in the sunshine this week. This year we are trying a new breed — Rainbow Rangers, which are better at ranging on pasture and foraging for special treats, like bugs and … Continue reading

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Spring on the Farm

Springtime on the farm is all about babies. Chicks. Kittens. Piglets. There’s a whole lot of cute going on around here lately. And, yes, some inappropriate mingling (see photo above). 75 Freedom Ranger broiler chicks arrived today. In just a … Continue reading

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Truck Full o’ Pigs

Shivering, wet, and muddy, we wrassled 6 piglets into the farm truck this afternoon to bring back to Echo Bend. Upon their arrival at the farm, they seemed immediately delighted with the new experience of rooting in the soft earth … Continue reading

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It’s Personal

A new farm customer, during a conversation about how we raise and butcher our livestock, stressed her belief about how important it is that we share these things with our customers and potential customers. Basically, she agrees with our methods … Continue reading

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Turkey Thanks(giving)

From Echo Bend Farm supporter, Becky Wing Noffsinger: “Reports from those that appreciate such things were that the turkey was very delicious. There was enough for all 25 plus leftovers for all! Thank you for raising our gobbler, it felt … Continue reading

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Drum(stick) Roll Please…Echo Bend Turkeys in Traverse Magazine

Loving that we got another mention in Traverse Magazine — this time for our pastured holiday turkeys! http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/November-2011/Northern-Michigan-Recipes-Thanksgiving-Turkey-and-Brine/

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Granola & Turkeys in Traverse Magazine

Echo Bend was mentioned as a source for fresh, pastured holiday turkeys in the November issue of Traverse Magazine! We are just LOVING the great press we’ve received this Fall, which warms our heart as we¬† begin to close the … Continue reading

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Turkey Dog

Walked out back this morning to be pulled up short by the sight of an empty turkey coop. I had a total-body clench and “Oh NO” moment, immediately dreading telling 9 families (including my own) that they would not be … Continue reading

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