Tag Archives: Callens Farm

~Lot’s Of Apples~

  There is a ton of cider in the freezer now! In fact so much that it’s hard finding room for the 6 deer, now Summer Sausage!  I am guessing when it was all done there were around 40 gallons.  … Continue reading

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~Piglet Count and More~

  We just finished weaning the last of the summer/fall farrowing group.  Over all everything went well and we are pleased with the numbers.  There are 364 weanlings alive today!  The chores will get a little bit easier as we consolidate … Continue reading

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~Out With The Old~

  We finally were able to find an old dump truck to haul manure and gravel with.  The truck formally was owned by the city of Granite Falls.   Thankfully we were able to sell the old manure spreader which was not large enough to … Continue reading

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~Callens Farm….Producing and Consuming~

I love living on the farm!!   We call this a honey farm but there’s really so much more than just honey.  We did pull off a bunch of honey early and there looks like a whole lot more will be … Continue reading

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Lambing Takes Dedication

Early this morning I was awakened by the ring of my girls’ alarm clock at 1:30 A.M.  Having never been told to do so, I was only a little surprised to hear why the three older girls were getting up … Continue reading

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~The Long Winter~

Minnesota, a cold but beautiful land of plenty! Even with all the winter weather going on here in SW Minnesota, there is Spring in the air.  At least in our dreams, Spring is near!  The seeds were started today in … Continue reading

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Farrowing and Food Production

Like clock work babies always seem to come into the world during some kind of weather event.  In this case, it was a cold and rainy night!  Smokey, a first time (gilt) sow, had 9 babies, not all visible here.  The hogs … Continue reading

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