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Free Rein Farms from Fair Grove, MO
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Farm Name: Free Rein Farms

Year Farm Established: 1973

Location: Fair Grove, MO, MO

Years I’ve been farming: 42 years

Animals I raise: Quarter horses, POA ponies, Mini cattle---workin- g on a herd of Mini Longhorns, Longhorn cattle crossed with Limousine/Briti- sh Park White bull, chickens, Midget White turkeys, geese

Crops I grow: mostly just garden crops but will be expanding on this in 2011 to meet Farmer's Market demands

Hobbies I enjoy: Leatherwork, painting, crafts, gardening, horse training and showing

Club/Associations memberships: AQHA, POAc, APHA

The proudest moment on my farm: Hmmmmm----this is a tough one! Everyday I get up and see the results of our labor is a proud moment!!

Pets: Chihuahua named Pedro, Australian Shepherds---Ros- ie and Rusty, Lab mix named Dusty and variouis barn cats

Farm Motto: Striving to live green and take care of the earth and our neighbors.

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  Hello. You are the first one i have met from Missouri. Thats me. Ste.Geneveive Mo. I also have horses and a Cihuahua. Named Little Man. Hes a t cup. He weighs 2 pounds 4 oz. I actully take him horse back rideing we me. Actully we goes every where with m. Even on the Harley ...

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12/03/2010 06:07.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Midget Whites
All I have is adults that I bought as poults from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio. I would not even want to try to ship turkeys to someone. Young ones are so delicate! If you order, order many more than you want to end up with, because they are very good at dying. Besides the babies that died, we lost one that drowned in the sheep's water trough and some that died for unknown reasons or were lost to predators. So you either need to keep them penned up or be prepared to lose a lot of them. I am hoping to keep our remaining tom and three hens alive so that we can have lots of babies in the spring.

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10/28/2010 06:17.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Great pic's
Good selection,I want to try raising geese,but with all the wild animals,just not to sure yet.

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10/25/2010 12:14.13 PM Report This Comment  
  About midget critters
We've thought about getting a couple of midget sheep to eat the grass in the vineyard. Anyone had any luck with that? Joan at Greenhill Vineyard.

Come visit me, Greenhill Vineyard & Farm.

10/21/2010 07:44.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Love your blogs and photos
Yes, we do have a vineyard. We just finished (end of September) selling grapes. Lots of fun! We have 600 mature vines, 150 new vines this year, and will plant another 250 vines to get to 1000 vines. That's enough for us! We're retired and our farm is our hobby... but lots more work than we planned. We do love it! We raise red and yellow French/American grapes, Concords, and this year we're trying some seedless. We have a smallish garden for home use, and we are raising gourds just for the fun of watching them grow.
MARSHFIELD is just up the road about 25 miles. I visited Hobby Farms and signed up just to see what the small farming world was like. IT'S NICE TO FIND A NEIGHBOR.
BEST WISHES. JOAN Also, visit our web site to learn more about us. www.greenhillgrapes.com. See ya!

Come visit me, Greenhill Vineyard & Farm.

10/21/2010 07:43.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Fall Morning to all!!
I love fall but there is always so much to do, especially when you are working a 9-5 job + OT. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about having a job. Have to get the garden cleared out and ready for the piggies. We put a couple of pigs in our garden during the winter so that they will root around and fertilize during the colder months. They are great at mixing things up, if you know what I mean! Still putting hay in the loft and moving round bales. Only had 2 foals this year but they have been weaned for a month and they are doing great---will post a current pic of them for you to see---they are dandies!! Am also posting a pic of one of my favorite scenes on the farm----the old wagon wheel with clemantis growing on it, plus a pic of the future mini Longhorn bull---his little horn buds are almost an inch long now and boy, is he a dandy!! He might be for sale.

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10/15/2010 06:13.20 AM Report This Comment  
  You've got a great selection of photos posted.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

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10/01/2010 08:40.42 AM Report This Comment  
I'm hoping to add Midget whites next year. I love your pics!

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09/30/2010 09:25.37 PM Report This Comment  
I so much want to start raising mini cattle. Any advice in moving from goats to mini cattle?

Come visit me, Valhalla Boer Goats-Doe page, Valhalla Boer Goat Farm -red robin page, Valhalla Boer Goats-Buck Page & Valhalla Boer Goats-Lillie's page.

09/30/2010 08:55.31 AM Report This Comment  


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