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Bear's Place from Ames, IA
Bear's Place

Farm Name: Bear's Place

Year Farm Established: 2000

Years I’ve been farming: 15 years

Animals I raise: I have flocks of chickens that free ranges in mobile coops. I have 8 cows with calves now. Some Bershire gilts and some Clun Forrest Sheep.

Crops I grow: I grow Hay, Squash, Zuchini, Cuccumber, Tomatoe (Cheery and Roma), Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Peas, Green Beans, Snow Peas, Sweet Corn, Carrots, Herbs, Apples, Pears, Cherries, Grapes and Peaches.

Hobbies I enjoy: Reading about everything Farm related. Hunting, Old Fashion Fishing and Bird Watching.

The proudest moment on my farm: When I saw my first calf.

Pets: I have a Lab mix and a Beagle and they are wonderful goofballs.

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  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  
  When I say Old Fashion fishing
I mean quite litterally traping them in with a funnel trap with sticks. I use a slight piece of bate and sure enough they slowly come in over the day.

Come visit me, Bear's Place.

06/20/2012 06:51.37 AM Report This Comment  
Nice picture

Come visit me, Small farm.

06/19/2012 01:43.54 AM Report This Comment  
Hey all well that garden list I mentioned for foods I grow are mainly for the dinner table. We sell excess fruit to local groceries. We love all the fruit and are planting more varities.

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05/21/2012 04:25.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting. We have tried several pig breeds, and recently got two herford gilts. Can't wait to see what they produce. We had red wattles, but had to get rid of them when the cost of feed got too high. We broke our 4-H calves on the tractor- saves the hands!

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05/17/2012 07:38.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Well Ruby is a 3/4 red wattle and 1/4 hampshire. This crossing is amazing low on fat cover, high in omega three and GREAT MOTHERS!!!!

Sunshine (son's red belt with black spots) is a henzie 57 due on June 16th and son has a bad feeling about how bad of a mother she will be. P2 (our 10 yr old son) has already request a roll of "good" duct tape and a pint of Jack Daniel for Sunshine.

Hannah (son's black and white gilt) is due on June 16th, too. She's off of Ruby and is 1/4 red wattle and extoic (dad Ca$h out of Butler, Kentuky). Great to be around young kids (P2's show gilt from last year).

The we have a land/york/durco cross Coke and Cola. Stress negative....YES and growing like good weeds. P2 will be showing them at our Fair as breeding gilts in October.

However halter breaking 4H calves are about to do my left hand in. Bear broke on finger and dislocated two and Chester Toby is just like his full blooded sister.

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05/17/2012 08:00.16 AM Report This Comment  
I'm trying to find a good place to talk about farm life.

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05/17/2012 05:38.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to HF.

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05/13/2012 05:38.56 PM Report This Comment  


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