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Sustainability & Green Practices

To sustain our farm and our fencing (we need to keep the calves in and the deer out!)  we use solar power to help provide electricity.  We installed a 2.400 watt solar photovoltaic (pv) system in 2007 on the roof of our hay shed. In October 2013 we added another six panels.

More of our sustainability practices include planting alfalfa and clover  for both grazing and hay which naturally puts nitrogen back into the ground.  And, our pond is surrounded by pasture and hay which filters rain and keeps the pond cleaner as well as keeping it from silting in.  Also, we maintain the natural tree line along our creek for erosion control and shade for the calves.

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