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Another Farm Tour Post

Well, where does the time go?  Sometimes you just turn around and it is a new month.  I hope all of you had a great Halloween and all other associated holidays.  Now it is time to think back to last month, on another of our farm tour posts.  This time we stopped at an Alpaca Farm, to balance out going to a llama operation last year, due in no small part to the fact that both my wife and daughter really like alpacas.  This time around we visited Greenfield Farms Alpacas.
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Farm Tour Series: Woolf Lavender Farm

Let’s just start off by saying that I really enjoy lavender.  The smell, seeing a field full of it, it is beautiful.  I have some that is growing in my bee garden and I often find myself wanting to add a little more and a little more.  Well, during the farm tour we got to visit a lavender farm.  Woolf Lavender Farm to be precise and it was quite awesome to see.
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Farm Tour Time

With the coming of the fall, we have the beginning of a lot of fun activities.  Of course, there are hayrides and pumpkin picking and other things, but around here there are a number of farm tours going on.  We talked about some farm tours last year, this year we haven’t visited as many locations, but I wanted to post about at least a couple of them.  At least around here, there is a wide range of places to visit.  Some are more on the large-scale production agriculture model, while others are more of the small-scale, with a family tackling some sort of endeavor.  These are great places to visit to get some inspiration and find out who else is in the local area.
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Farm Tour Series: Free State Llamas

So for our final stop on our Farm Tour Series we visitedFree State Llamas.  Now we may have visited primarily due to the fact that my little Bug loves llamas and alpacas, but it doesn’t hurt that Stella is an avid knitter as well.  Plus, just look at these critters, they look pretty darn cool.  As a note, Free State Llamas only has llamas, no alpacas.

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Farm Tour Series: Bean Hollow Grassfed

Bean Hollow GrassfedOur grand farm tour series continues!  This time it takes us to Bean Hollow Grassfed at Over Jordan Farm.  As you may guess from the name, this farm is more focused on grass fed livestock.  But don’t think for a moment that they are just about fattening up animals to get them to market.  They are highly focused on making sure that they take care of the land as well.
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Farm Tour Series: Wits End Farm

Welcome back to our local farm tour series.  In case this is your jumping in point recently we got the chance to visit a few local working farms and homesteads.  I made sure to take some notes and pictures to be able to share them with you.  Today’s featured stop, Wits End Farm.
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Farm Tour Series: The Crowfoot Farm

Crowfoot FarmsThe first stop on our farm tour is the Crowfoot Farm.  This was the most homestead of any of the stops we made in our travels.  They run a micro dairy and a homestead based on permaculture.  The key to their healthy farm ecosystem is a species diversity.
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Farm Tour Series: An Introduction, Perhaps Some Inspiration

I don’t know if these just happen where I live or if they are wide spread across the country.  But around here various counties set up farm tour weekends.   They convince working farms, homesteads, orchards, stores specializing in local wares to set up open houses on their given weekend and invite the public to come out and see what they do.  The upside is that it can get your name out there if you have a product that you are trying to sell or bring to customers.
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