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Farm Name: Morris Family Farm

Year Farm Established: 1985

Years I’ve been farming: 29 years

Animals I raise: Shorthorn Cattle, Dutch Belted Cattle, Feedder Steers, Pygmy Goats, Bummer Lambs, Feeder Lambs, Butcher Pigs, Laying Hens and Border Collies

Crops I grow: Grass Hay and Vegetables

Hobbies I enjoy: Gardening, Spending time with my livestock, Hiking, Reading, and voluntering with our local 4-H organization.

Club/Associations memberships: Linn County Oregon 4-H

The proudest moment on my farm: Showing my first born and bred shorthorn heifer at out local county fair.

Pets: A mini dauchsund Zoey

Farm Motto: You work all day to get the barn sparkling clean, and then someone walks in and poops. Never fails! Perfection is not attainable.


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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  
  The twins keep getting bigger. I think at least one of them may have a future as a show heifer. Fingers crossed!

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07/01/2013 01:51.22 PM Report This Comment  
  The hay is being baled this afternoon. I can't say that hay hauling is my favorite, but we will get it done!

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06/06/2013 08:52.13 AM Report This Comment  
  The heads of broccoli I picked this morning are huge! Everyone told me to be prepared for the fact that homegrown broccoli was sparse and tiny. They were wrong. These are 100 times better than anything I have ever found at the grocery store.

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06/05/2013 12:13.25 PM Report This Comment  
  My broccoli is about ready to pick. The kids and I should be able to eat fresh garden broccoli in a matter of days!

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05/31/2013 09:40.59 AM Report This Comment  
  chickens
do you know where i can order some orphingtons? we used to have some but then we had to give them to a friend whose chickens got eaten by a mountain lion.we would like to order them on sites if possible.

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05/24/2013 08:06.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Gardening, it's cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes! And lettuce, carrots, peppers, peas, squash.....

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05/21/2013 05:52.34 PM Report This Comment  
  I finally have all of my veggies in the garden. Hooray! I definitely feel a sense of accomplishment.

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05/16/2013 08:30.53 AM Report This Comment  
  We weighed the twins and they were 86 and 92 pounds! Those are pretty heavy weight for single calves and momma managed to raise up two of those in her belly!

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05/08/2013 07:54.45 AM Report This Comment  
  One of my momma shorthorn cows had twin heifer calves this weekend! I am ecstatic!

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05/06/2013 12:51.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Looking for an easier way to trim the hooves of smaller goats like pygmy goats or Nigerian dwarves when you don't have a milking stand? Put them up on something sturdy and about waist height while trimming. I put them on our tack box and stand beside it. Your back will thank you later, trust me!

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05/02/2013 01:37.14 PM Report This Comment  
  A bathtub is the perfect brooder for messy ducklings. Line the entire tub with shelf liner for traction, then put some shavings for bedding at the end farthest from the drain. Put their water near the drain. All the water they splash will drain right out and you can lift the shelf liner and mess right out and rinse the tub when it is time to clean it up. It is by farm my favorite way to raise ducks!

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04/30/2013 12:51.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Putting off butchering your own chickens solely because you don't want to have to pluck all those feathers? Skin them instead. You have to cook them more carefully to keep them from being dry, but it speeds the process up tremendously.

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04/29/2013 08:11.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Today we got a new bag to hang up with fly powder for our cows. The bull we got a few weeks ago decided it was an enemy and butted it until we couldn't see him in the white cloud, all in the span of the 60 seconds it took to get out there and get it away from him.

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04/28/2013 07:12.08 PM Report This Comment  
  I sometimes stop and listen to the sounds, smell the smells, and just enjoy the moment when all is as it should be in the barn. It makes me feel at home and takes me back to every happy moment I had as a child playing in the barn.

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04/23/2013 12:40.16 PM Report This Comment  
  I have eliminated so many store bought things and replaced them with healthy, homemade alternatives, but I am struggling with snacks. Are homemade crackers really worth the extra effort?

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04/16/2013 09:22.16 AM Report This Comment  
  My vet and I are on a first name basis... and I do not see her other than vet calls. I think I have too many animals. Boy, am I glad these visits are at least tax deductible.

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04/11/2013 01:49.04 PM Report This Comment  
  My 11 lb. dachshund is somehow viewed by my cows as a bigger threat than any of our border collies. How is that possible? Is it because they think a giant rat is nipping at their toes?

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04/08/2013 12:02.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Anyone who can argue than animals don't have feelings has never spent more than 5 minutes with one.

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04/03/2013 09:41.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Heard something today that cracked me up because it was spot on and yet so simple. There are 3 reasons to cull a cow...she is old, open, or onery. Good thing I don't need to have a completely commercially viable herd or some of my old, open longer than they should be and occasionally onery cows would have to watch out!

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03/20/2013 01:04.43 PM Report This Comment  
  I had to work at the greenhouse yesterday. I got 20 flats of 80 peppers planted in 6 hours, not too bad. However, after planting 1600 peppers at work, I did not come home and plant a single darn thing in my own garden or greenhouse. Oops!

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03/18/2013 02:33.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Trying to use up last years frozen, dried and canned veggies and fruits before this years glut begins. I am thinking home canned spaghetti sauce fortified with canned stew tomatoes, dried bell pepper strips and frozen shredded carrots and zucchini. Maybe for dessert angel food cake covered in thawed berries....

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03/14/2013 09:00.17 AM Report This Comment  
  I have long been a tireless volunteer with the 4-H organization and people often ask me why I do so much work, and take so much nastiness from people for free. It is hard to explain the human need to give back, but I beleive it is just as important as food, water and sleep when it comes to being a whole and happy person.

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
Kalu Kalu

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03/11/2013 12:40.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Isn't that what farming is about? Vision!
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."


-- Claude T Bissell

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03/06/2013 11:53.55 AM Report This Comment  

 



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