Update!

​Hello there good person.  Let’s have a general update on the goings-on here at the Back Of The Line Farm.  Come with me, dive right in: 1) The chickens.  The chickens may be our greatest success.  Birds are gross.  Have you ever met a creature that has such disregard for where it poops, and that […]

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Baaaah to the Bone

Hello there BOTL Farm fan club.  Today we explore a tale of success and failure, a story of victory and defeat.  A tale of lovely stock and tail.  Let’s talk about sheep. When the farm was first established in the summer of 1965, we wrote a business plan using a primitive text editor, similar to

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Goats!

Dearest believer in the BOTL, Have you ever awoken at the break of dawn, stepped out of bed, stretched your legs, and thought to yourself “I really wish I could hear some screaming right now”?  Oh man, you should get goats. Goats serve an uncountable number of uses on the farm.  Really just two.  They

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​Cluckin and pluckin

Hi there, poultry connoisseur.  We should have told you long ago, but BOTL Farm has chickens.  A lot of chickens.  We’ve had them for so long that they wander both the pasture and the freezer.  You may ask yourself, why have we been keeping this information from you?  We have no excuse.  All we can

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Life on the Live Edge

​​Today we begin with a poem:     There once was a sawmill from the north,    A tide of joyful lumber it brought forth,    It sawed with a study blade,    A feat of board feet it made,    And now we sell lumber of course ! This concludes the poem.  Now we

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Establish a Perimeter!

Greetings, fellow livestock enthusiast.  You may recall that just a few short months ago, our heroes of BOTL Farm ran a long and difficult campaign trail to seek election to the highest office in an 1820’s farmhouse.  The office is on the first floor.  However, one of the campaign promises made by our farmers-elect was

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Baby it’s cold outside…

​Greetings my fellow classic Christmas song enthusiasts!  Today we’re going to explore another oft-overlooked aspect of farming – winter living in an 1820’s farmhouse.  We’ll also touch on the roles of feminism in firewood splitting, technology to prevent pipes from freezing, the infrared light spectrum, shivery puppies, and providing farm animals with water when the

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Sign Building

Greetings fellow small farm enthusiast.  Bootstrapping a small rural farm presents many challenges, such as building a sign and a farm stand.  We can learn from the authors of the Unix grep command that the fastest way to do work is to eliminate the work that needs to be done.  Therefore we combined the farm

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Meet Puppee, one of BOTL Farm’s latest animal additions!

We played a rousing game of “name that dog” when our pup arrived.  With her dark fur we strongly considered a name like “Midnight” or “Hello-Darkness-My-Old-Friend”.  With her lab heritage, we considered a standard name like “Lady” or maybe “Fluffy”.  After consulting the magic eight ball and extended horoscopes, we thought briefly that we should

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