You may recall back in February we shared the exciting news that Seelye Brook Farms was selected for a Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Research Grant by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. We developed the idea to test how different pasture-based management methods for pastured poultry would affect farmer profitability, animal welfare, and nutrient composition of chicken […]
Category: Farm Update
We had our very first Open Farm Day on Saturday and it was so much fun! We had new and old friends here, all of whom are interested in learning about where their food comes from and how it is grown. It was a great time of introducing the animals, sharing a little about our […]
At 7:15PM on April 10, 2018, our very first lamb was born at Seelye Brook Farms. Her name is Abigail, born to Polly (ewe) and Jefferson (ram). It was exciting to be able to see the whole process, and for the kids to be there and see it too. Sheep don’t tend to deliver their […]
Our very own daughter Maddy is a distinguished author. What started as a fun Christmas Break project became a school assignment and eventually led her to being recognized by her teacher, principal, and ultimately the school board of her district. Go Maddy! Maddy is only 13, yet she has amassed a wealth of knowledge about […]
OAK GROVE, MN — Seelye Brook Farms has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for a Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant (SADG). According to the MN Department of Agriculture, the SADG program is meant to “support innovative on-farm research and demonstrations” and its objectives are to “explore the profitability, energy efficiency, and benefits of […]
It may still look like the dead of winter outside, but in the farmhouse and barn there is so much coming this year! Lambs Imminent We exposed three of our Tunis ewes to our Tunis ram last October and now we are expecting anywhere from 3-6 lambs mid-to-late March. Our best guess says that […]
YouTube vlogger, homesteader, and Permaculture Chicken Ninja Master Justin Rhodes stopped at our farm for a few days in July to get some R & R during his Great American Farm Tour.