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Elevate Your Spring: 3 Quick and Simple Steps to Thrive

written by

Nick Bailey

posted on

March 20, 2024

These next few months are among the most exciting here on the farm. From enjoying the warmer weather, to prepping pastures and caring for newborn calves, there's an infectious energy in the air that's hard to resist. I've been reflecting lately on how everyone deserves to share in the rejuvenating spirit of springtime that us farmers cherish. So, here are just a few ways you can dive into the season and savor its offerings to the fullest.

  1. Cultivate Your Garden & Compost Pile! 
    Embarking on your gardening journey might feel like a daunting task at first, but fear not! Today, sourcing organic seeds and starter plants is more accessible than ever. Plus, there's a plethora of straightforward techniques for setting up compost systems of any scale. I've curated some of our top resources to kickstart your gardening and composting endeavors. The benefits of nurturing your own compost are truly endless!

    Explore Organic Seeds & Starter Plants

    Discover Composting Basics

  2. Introduce Egg-Laying Chickens to Your Homestead
    In our humble opinion, every American household should boast a pair of feathered friends. In fact, not too long ago, our government underscored the importance of keeping chickens as a civic duty. It's a fundamental right to challenge laws that impede upon your food sovereignty, and what better way to exercise this right than by providing your family with one of the most nutrient-rich foods available? Raising chickens is a breeze, just remember not to let enthusiasm lead you to a coop overflowing with hundreds of cluckers, though it would be quite the sight, wouldn't it?

    We suggest sourcing your first flock and essentials locally, perhaps from The Mill of Bel Air or Tractor Supply. They offer everything you need for a successful poultry venture. Additionally, your local farmer, along with online resources like Google and YouTube, serve as invaluable fonts of knowledge as you embark on your chicken-keeping journey.

  3. Engage with Advocacy Groups 
    Our personal favorites include The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund and The Weston A. Price Foundation, both of which are dedicated to impactful causes that we've proudly supported for years. As consumers, each dollar we spend is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in, and aligning with these organizations exponentially amplifies that vote in favor of local, sustainable food systems.

    Delve Deeper: 
    Learn About The Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund 

    Explore The Weston A. Price Foundation

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