The animals of Sweetland Farm

Livestock are a vital component of small farms. They allow the farmer to cultivate new crop fields by providing in-house fertilization; and, in the case of pigs, built in rototillers. Sweetland Farm raises chickens for meat, swine and sheep. The chickens and sheep eat and poop their way around their given runs, leaving behind precious […]

Tales of a right-hand farmhand

It’s been three weeks since I started working for the lovely and talented Norah Lake as her right-hand farmhand at Sweetland Farm. In short, I’ve experienced, and (generally) recovered energies from, twice-weekly harvests, building an electric fence, slaughtering a meat-chicken flock, moving pigs and sheep to new pasture, second-cut hay bail chucking and so much […]