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Dad 'n Son's Country Greenhouse from Kaneville, IL
Dad 'n Son's Country Greenhouse

Farm Name: Dad 'n Son's Country Greenhouse

Year Farm Established: 2009

Location: Kaneville, IL

Years I’ve been farming: 4 years

Animals I raise: (2)ISA (Comet) Chickens
(2)Rhode Is Red Chickens
(1)Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens
(2)White & (1)Brown Leghorn Chickens


Crops I grow: Black Krim Tomatoes
Mortgage Lifer Tomatoes
Brandywine Tomatoes
Green Bell Peppers
Sweet Bell Peppers
Habanero Peppers
Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers
Long Red Cayenne Peppers
Jalepeno Peppers
Green Beans
Sweet Corn
Zucchini Squash
Crookneck Squash
Cucumbers


Hobbies I enjoy: Horseback Riding
Leather Working
Target Shooting


Club/Associations memberships: 4H Kaneville Classics
Kane County Mounted Rangers
Horse Power Volunteer


The proudest moment on my farm: When my plants grew fast and dark green !

The chickens are FINALLY laying !


Pets: Valor (My Qtr / Arab mix)



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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  
  I like you garden! Can't wait until we get ours going. Spring just doesn't want to get started quite yet up here in Michigan!

Come visit me, Woodland Farm & Woodland Rabbitry.

04/05/2013 06:46.46 AM Report This Comment  
  pleased
03/26/2013 08:06.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Lovely farm!

Come visit me, Seifert Farm and Poultry.

02/27/2013 10:48.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Nothing wrong with that.

We've always had a flock running a muck, but now our son wants to show them. Will see how his luck goes, when I was his age our dogs always killed them chickens that could go to State for me. Maybe he has better luck.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

02/27/2013 07:05.58 AM Report This Comment  
  YES and another 4H family.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

02/26/2013 06:25.59 AM Report This Comment  
  We have one bull, seven cows, one steer, and 3 heifers plus seven calves. The start up costs basically depend on how much you're willing to pay for a registered Texas Longhorn. The most we have payed is $5000 but that was for a very unique twisty horned cow with a tip to tip of 74 inches and a very good bloodline. You can buy some much cheaper or start with younger ones if you're willing to wait for them to mature. Then, of course, there's the cost of feed and hay. They are a very tough and hearty animal and we've had very few health problems. There are a number of different longhorn sales. If you go online and look at the Texas Longhorn Marketing Alliance website or the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America webite you can find info on sales across the country. Hope this helps!

Come visit me, Harts Creek Cattle Company.

02/19/2013 06:51.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for your interest in our farm and longhorns! They are beautiful animals. We mainly raise the longhorns as a hobby and the commercial cattle for a business. However, if you're going to do something, might as well do it right. That's what we've learned. Our first few longhorns were pretty but didn't have great bloodlines. We sold all of them and took that money and bought one really nice cow. She is the one in the picture. Her calves are amazing. We are now working toward the total package longhorn....horn growth, confirmation, nice disposition, etc.... Our motto has become quality not quantity. You can view all of our longhorns at http://hartscreekcattlecompany.com

Come visit me, Harts Creek Cattle Company.

02/15/2013 07:26.36 AM Report This Comment  
  thanks for the comments
yes there for eating and eggs .i just started geting eggs agan becuess my othere chickens were old and i started over with baby chicks and there now all laying eggs agan .i start new chicks every 2 years so meat dont get tuf .and that way i always have layers.becuess i do sale my eggs. turkeys are just for eating

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01/15/2013 02:36.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the warm welcome!
Love the garden picture and congrats on the laying ladies, gotta love hens. Good luck @ the market, happy farming!

Come visit me, Days Gone By.

08/23/2012 10:12.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Howdy, The weather has been hot and the rain scarce. I know there is others out there in worse shape than we are. The hay prices has sisen, but not to extremes,,,,,yet.lol. Actually, those longhorns are Ankole-Watusi. A ancient breed of african cattle. These were purchased at a herd reduction sale in MO. from Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team. They are very docile and extremley elegant. We prefer the heritage breeds of livestock. We have Myotonic fainting goats as well as Scottish Highland cattle. As you can probably guess, we don't farm for profit, just the love of it. Thanks for the reply. All questions welcome anytime. Love to talk farm'n. Have a great farming day.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

08/22/2012 08:28.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Howdy, The weather has been hot and the rain scarce. I know there is others out there in worse shape than we are. The hay prices has sisen, but not to extremes,,,,,yet.lol. Actually, those longhorns are Ankole-Watusi. A ancient breed of african cattle. These were purchased at a herd reduction sale in MO. from Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team. They are very docile and extremley elegant. We prefer the heritage breeds of livestock. We have Myotonic fainting goats as well as Scottish Highland cattle. As you can probably guess, we don't farm for profit, just the love of it. Thanks for the reply. All questions welcome anytime. Love to talk farm'n. Have a great farming day.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

08/22/2012 08:28.02 PM Report This Comment  
  More Pics & Early Crops !
Greetings from "Dad 'n Son's Country Greenhouse" ! Glad you stopped, and come on in and view some of our pics awhile...

My youngest son and I started with 8 chickens and 2 ducks this past May. The chickens have started laying as of the second week of July!...and now 7 of 8 chickens are laying daily ! We are also beginning to get our first crop cuttings and ready for market.

We plan on saving the best produce from the best plant to save seeds for next Spring. We are also saving ash from natural burn piles and winter wood stove to mix with chicken poo for wintering over.

Stop back from time to time for updated pics ! Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

Come visit me, Dad 'n Son's Country Greenhouse.

08/22/2012 12:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Great picture of your garden

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

08/22/2012 07:47.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome. Wow, you certainly have a lot going on. Hope you enjoy Hobby Farms as much as we have. Have a great farming day.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

08/21/2012 05:31.38 AM Report This Comment  

 



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