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Farm Name: K&B Ranch

Year Farm Established: 2011

Location: Still looking, NV

Years I’ve been farming: 2 years

Animals I raise: Aspiring to raise Wagyu and Highland Cattle, Black Hogs, Chickens, and Ducks

Crops I grow: Looking to set up an aquaponics greenhouse to do a variety for sale and home use. Also want to use a fodder system like Fodder-Pro to feed my livestock.

Hobbies I enjoy: Reading and learning about sustainable ranching and farming. Also using sustainable building materials such as rammed earth, earthbags, tirebales, etc. Permaculture.

Club/Associations memberships: None yet

The proudest moment on my farm: That is yet to come... Probably any day that my kids get to spend with me out there. I'm looking for land now, and will build the homestead myself. Hopefully about 100+ acres, with springs or streams, within a 2 to 3 hour drive from Reno, NV where my kids are.

Pets: Lost my 2 adopted greyhounds, Prophet and Shiloh, to old age. Look forward to adopting more again.

Farm Motto: Natural and sustainable


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  Greyhounds are best!

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08/02/2014 05:11.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for welcoming me to the site! Enjoying it so far. Have a wonderful day, loving this spring weather we're having here in Texas.
Emily

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03/12/2014 02:46.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Thanks so much for the welcome! Please check out my farm's Facebook page when you get a chance.

https://www.facebook.com/AutumnRidgeFarm

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10/31/2013 12:57.44 PM Report This Comment  
  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Very Nice!!!

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08/13/2013 10:30.33 AM Report This Comment  
  What a great photo

alana, Norton, NB.

08/12/2013 05:54.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the Welcome!
Good luck in your farming endeavors!

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08/09/2013 12:58.30 PM Report This Comment  
  hey let me know if you find a property!

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08/08/2013 12:29.19 PM Report This Comment  
  hey thanks for the welcome; read article about black hogs while back-know they are highly recommended. did you ever ck out the usda rural development site, they might be able to help you secure land/farm?

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08/04/2013 10:35.51 PM Report This Comment  
  How is the homestead coming?

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07/10/2013 02:42.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks
Thanks for the welcome!Nice to meet you!

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06/23/2013 09:33.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for your welcome....Love the picture you have up. Sounds like you have a lot of hard work ahead of you but it will be so worth it... Please stay in touch.

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06/03/2013 08:03.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Thanks for stopping by. Your pic is breathtaking! Would love to see pics of your chickens. Have a great farming day.

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05/22/2013 03:52.44 AM Report This Comment  
  nice Pic
Happy farming

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05/03/2013 03:55.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello From Burrow's Acres
Thanks so much for your greeting. I hope you locate a property. When my husband and I found this place we knew we had to get it. I havent looked back since. I am a big believer in sustainability and one way to do it is to convince healthcare facilities to think local and think fresh. THey have the biggest buying power and can really make a dent in creating a sustainable planet.

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04/03/2013 07:02.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the welcome & visit! HAPPY EASTER!
well K&B Ranch, very nice to meet you! Did you visit us at our wall2wallsheep.com website? Too bad you want to stay so far south... you might have been interested in our ranch which is for sale (we are getting old... and decrepit! LOL )

I wish you luck in your endeavors! It sounds like you have a lot of things planned to keep you busy and healthy! Keep us posted on how you are progressing! : ) Lorna
from the still very frozen north... Manitoba, Canada : )

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03/31/2013 01:32.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you!
Hi
Thanks for the welcoming!!! I am excited and researching for my new adventure!!!

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03/22/2013 07:40.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello :)
Your ranch looks amazing!

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02/27/2013 10:46.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome!

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02/19/2013 06:40.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for visiting my farm. I hope that your search for property has been succesful. Good luck!

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02/11/2013 10:01.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Thanks for welcoming me! Hope you find land soon!

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01/17/2013 04:24.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome
Have you found land yet?

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01/09/2013 03:54.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the Welcome!
Hope you find land soon!

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12/30/2012 09:28.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank sor the comment
Merry Christmas to you too

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12/25/2012 10:22.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting my soon to be farm. I've looked into building a small aquaponics system using 55 gal plastic drums cut length wise as grow beds that drain into a full 55 gal drum that would hold goldfish and would hold a small submergible pump that would pump up to a drum that would cycle back to the grow beds using a toilet flush valve. I've got part of it built, just need to find the time to finish which this past year has been hard to do.
Any way good luck on finding your place.

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12/21/2012 10:32.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Good luck with your search! It will be worth it!

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12/15/2012 09:13.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello K & B Farm...
I am extremely interested in the AquaPonics....Please please send me any information on how to do this, are there any grants available.... and pictures lots and lots of pictures.....

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07/19/2012 05:44.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome
Nice to meet you! Good luck with your plans!

We hope to be able to move at some point and get more land - 5 acres just doesn't seem like enough room to sprawl anymore.

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07/08/2012 08:57.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi K&B Ranch
Thanks for the welcome!!! Have a great night!!!

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06/27/2012 04:50.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Thanks for visiting me, I wish you well in your endeavors. Sounds like a great way to start a farm. I love owning chickens, they are kind of like little puppies. ;)

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06/22/2012 04:15.37 AM Report This Comment  
  PIGS IN COLD WEATHER
Thanks for the comment on my page. We have snow on the ground for 6 months of the year here and temps get down to minus 45 celsius (-49 F). Although our guys come into the barn at night, other farmers around here leave theirs out all year round. A simple lean-to shelter with plenty of straw for them to burrow into is all they need and they are perfectly comfortable outside.
Jo-Ann (in BC, Canada)

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06/16/2012 01:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome
Looks like you have a lot of good honest and rewarding work ahead of you based on your plans> :-)

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05/06/2012 09:36.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the welcome
Hi KB,
Thanks for the welcome.
I am new to country living and loving every minute of it!

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04/15/2012 05:40.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting my farm.
Sounds like you and me are in the same stage of mind. Nothing better than working in the fields or barn with your children right next to you.

We started with the nubians, they are pretty easy to handle,but we spend time with them every day. We got t nj em when the were weaned so we started when they were young. The dorpers we got later. They were already grown. We had to spend a lot of time in the pens with them to get them used to us.

As for starting out, the dairy breeds are more active and nimble, but my 5 year old son has no problems with them. The buck is a good boy but can get a little rambucntious when in rut.
The dorpers are a little less high strung and are the responsibility of my 9 and 11 year olds. They have no problems leading them on lead ropes.

I would say to start with the nubians at a young age or find some that have been handled a lot. They are a good breed for crossing with a meat breed also. They make great mothers and produce enough milk to raise 2-3 kids at a time, in my experience.

Keep me posted as to what you decide.
P.S. Stories guide to raising goats is a good read for anyone considering raising any goat breed.

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04/12/2012 06:44.16 PM Report This Comment  
  your farm sounds so peaceful I really like your proudest moment. good luck and keep in touch.

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04/06/2012 05:07.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Good luck!
Sounds like some exciting plans you've got. Would love to see some pics of your chickens!

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04/05/2012 03:36.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for stopping by my farm - you ranch looks beautiful!

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03/20/2012 03:00.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi and thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful photo! Good luck with all your plans!

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03/09/2012 08:19.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting Zephyr Hill Farm
Hi from back East! My husband's family are ranchers in far West Texas in the Alpine, Ft. Davis area, so I know some of the challenges you face trying to get started in semi-desert country. It is so beautiful, though, it just tugs at your heart strings. I wish you luck in finding the perfect place. We weren't even looking to move to the country when I stumbled on our place--and two months later we were here! It's grown a bit at a time.

I love Large Black Hogs, met them at Nature's Harmony Farm. There are no breeders in our area, but we did get two Berkshire cross gilts this past spring and fed them out. My husband was reluctant to get pigs until he met LB's at NHF. Now he's a believer!

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03/07/2012 03:34.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello
I like your proudest moment. I want to do the same thing except in Wisconsin.

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02/23/2012 05:26.35 AM Report This Comment  
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