August 10, 2015

There is no end to my amusement raising these intelligent, curious, adorable critters. 

 

After a particularly frustrating day harvesting last week, I called it quits relatively early. In an effort to raise my spirits, I went to visit the pigs. It was evening, so they we...

August 10, 2015

Yeesh. It's been a month since my last post-- time must fly faster in the summer. That's what I'm going to blame it on, at least. 

 

So first major update is that our own small grains have been harvested, and after we were hit with a July hail storm, I'm not unhappy with...

July 9, 2015

I think the Toddler put it aptly yesterday while she was watching the feeder pigs prance outside when she said (repeatedly and with gusto), "Happy! Pigs!" 

Yes, finally the first fencing project on Prairie Point Farm is complete. This has been a labor of love, as we wis...

June 13, 2015

We worked the pigs yesterday morning-- replaced a lot of the deep straw bedding, cleaned the dunging area (surprising no one, raising pigs isn't always glamorous), cleaned out the waterer and feeder. 

Boy, were these little guys happy to have a fresh pile of straw to ro...

June 11, 2015

Meet the beautiful field pea sprout. 

I call her beautiful because she represents so many things to our farm: a part of a well-rounded crop rotation, a non-soy protein component in animal rations, a soil builder. Also, from an aesthetic position, which the city girl in...

June 1, 2015

Some days, you can work your butt off and not feel like you've made much progress. Today was not one of those days. In a matter of two hours, we were able to get our newest outdoor paddock etched out and scavanged the required materials to start putting up fencing. 

 

My...

May 29, 2015

Can I still call them piglets once they top 50 pounds? 

 

The piglets have just been weaned- which means we're ready to start marketing them! We have 23 feeders. We'll continue to direct market a portion and will now start wholesale marketing the others to local restaura...

May 28, 2015

The weather has been fickle this week-- I had the heat on in the house to start the week and we're ending up with summer-worthy thunderstorms and highs in the 80s. Welcome to late spring in Minnesota, right? 

 

After the rain stopped on Memorial Day, Peter & I brought ou...

May 20, 2015

The guys are going to hate me for this.  

 

Ever since getting into the marketing side of our business, I've been taking every opportunity I have to photograph the farm, especially getting working photos of us. Today, Peter Jerry & I were out checking fields and I got so...

May 18, 2015

Dodging rainshowers this spring, we've managed to get about half of our crop in the ground so far. Mother Nature seems to be constantly reminding us to slow down, remember that it really is only mid-May. This spring has brought many new work adventures- Peter is here s...

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Peter and Anne Schwagerl

Address: 88068 230th Street Browns Valley, MN 56219

Email: prairiepointfarm@gmail.com

Phone: 952-457-6068

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