Want to read more blogs and articles written by Carrie? Watch - Community Chickens, Grit Magazine, Mother Earth News, Homestead Hustle, Chicken's Magazine, and The New Pioneer Magazine!
Miller Micro Farm has been awarded Top 20 Farming Blogs for 2019!
Farm-To-Table Town Builders
Spring 2021 Edition Farm-To-Table Town Builders Athlon Outdoors' latest issue of The New Pioneer magazine is available on newsstands nationwide. Single copies and subscriptions are available at outdoorgroupstore.com or by calling 800-284-5668.
Where Are All the Farm Veterinarians?
By this time, most people have heard of or seen an episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol show; my question is, where are all the Dr. Pols?
Like most everyone else that has fresh eggs, I struggle with peeling after hard boiling them. I have tried all the traditional and unique approaches. Add baking soda to the water, or some say baking powder
When winter arrives and the safety of the lush green trees is gone, our chickens lose their outside time. See when the leaves are down the risk of hawk and falcon attacks are so great we choose to keep them
The most important key to any business is having a quality product that not only you believe in but your customers do as well. When you have a great product it truly begins to sell itself with enough time and happy clients
It was a misty September morning when I finally got to partake in an event I had been waiting years to attend. The evening before my husband and I packed up and headed from Northern Ohio down to Southern Pennsylvania.
The cold season is here for us in Ohio and fast approaching for others. You know what that means right? It is officially time to bring out the heater drinkers, pile up the bedding, and batten down the hatches for winter. My first thought goes to heating, not that I heat our coop.
Not so long ago, I was scouring the internet for information on product and general liability insurance for our goat milk skin care line. Most of the general liability insurances offered did not exactly match what I was looking for.
Ideas for marketing your crafts and handmade items. So, you are a crafter? You were able to create something homemade and wonderful, congrats! Now what? How and where do you sell your craft items? There are a few different options such as:
Making fudge is only as hard as you make it. This simple recipe is pretty much screw up free. Your arm will get a little tired during the stirring phase. So, I suggest having a team mate to tag in and out with. September 14, 2018 Read Article Mother Earth News
Easy Garden Salsa What time of year is it? Canning time! With all the great left-over garden yummies, salsa is an easy choice. I am going to share my sweet and spicy salsa recipe with all of you.
While seemingly simple in theory it may become one of the hardest things you should learn to do, just say NO. When you first begin a business, it appears you want to please everyone no matter what it takes.
So, you've found yourself in an itchy situation? Well, let's see if we can help ease that itch. Rather than waiting 'till you need it, it is better to have this made ahead of time, since it takes a bit of time to concoct.
I wanted my finished bag 13″ tall. So, I measured 13” + 2″ for top hem + 4″ for a total of 19”. Why add 4” to the total rough height? To make the perfect square bottom. How do you figure out this measurement?
Have you been looking for a fun unique way to use up all the your garden bounty? Well, here is a quick simple recipe that will help you do just that. Lets make a cold bacon, ranch, veggie pizza. June 11, 2018 Read Article Mother Earth News
Summer Linguine Salad
This is the perfect salad for a hot summer dinner or a dish for the pot-luck party. The simplicity of the salad is why so many love this summer side.
Reflections from Our First Goat Kidding Season, Part 1
For any goat owner, the kidding season can come with its share of stresses. However, when it’s your first kidding season, it can be downright terrifying. Although most births go off without a hitch, the fear of the unknown can be rather scary. [...]
LETS TALK CHICK ILLNESSES With chick season right around the corner, I figured it would be a good time to talk about common chick illnesses. When it comes to chicks the most important variable is timing. […]
Which Breeds Are Right For You? Here at Miller Micro Farm we raise a multitude of chicken breeds. We adore all of our chickens, but there has been a few standout breeds over the years. These standouts deserve special recognition for a job well done. […]
CHICKENS AND THEIR BARNYARD FRENEMIES Frenemies Is described as those whom one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. Sometimes in life we all must associate with others we normally wouldn’t choose to. Whether simply being in the same space at […]
A Crowing Hen My grandmother was born October 1928, grew up on her grandparent’s farm in Craigsville, West Virginia. One of eight children, life was not always easy. Her childhood began alongside The Great Depression. […]
We have all heard how amazing the incredible edible egg is for us to eat, but what about for external uses? There are so many great all-natural beauty products available on market today. Many of them come with a hefty price tag to boot. […]
Thinking about raising Cornish Cross chickens this spring? Make sure to do a ton of research, it’s not the same as raising layers. Therefore meat breeds require different housing, nutritional, and exercise requirements. […]
I count on my chickens in so many ways eggs, bug control, food, and companionship to name a few. Just recently they took on the role of janitorial staff as well. For me each day begins the same, heading to the barn for morning chores. […] November 30, 2017 Read Article Community Chicken
And That’s What They Call “Chicken Math”
My family was moving home, and we—myself, my husband, and our son and daughter—couldn’t have been more excited. We were headed back to the country where we belonged, with more farm animals than people, no red lights to be spoken of. [...]