The Things We Like To Share

The Baconing!

Bacon… Since the advent of the internet bacon has undergone an apotheosis from a tasty foodstuff into full-on social media deification. All of the major social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the like) have entire pages dedicated to the subject. Through...

A City Mouse in the Country, Pt 3

Crystal Nells has a unique bond with animals. It’s a bond that one mightn’t expect at first impression. She’s a tall woman of an urban upbringing that reflects in everything about her: her stance, carriage, sense of humor, banter, and liberal application of...

A City Mouse in the Country, Pt 2

Brian, my good friend and fellow traveller on this voyage into rural America, was more transfixed by the open packet of what appeared to be cream-filled sandwich cookies on the counter than he was the inquisitive potbellied pig that spied us through the plexiglas....

A City Mouse in the Country, Pt 1

Those of you who regularly visit this site may have noticed a change in narrative throughout the blog over the past few weeks. You may have taken notice of the applied passive voice. Some of you might have observed third-party references to Crystal and Dan. This is...

Chicken Fight! Free Range vs Pasture Raised

There is a huge difference between “free range” and “pasture raised” Those who follow this blog might notice that I’ve mentioned it before. I mention it quite often and for damned good reasons. Free range is NOT what most people think it is. The very words conjure up...

Accidental Pets… The Foils of Humane Farming

When one regards the livestock on a farm with the same care, attention, and quality of life that one might offer a beloved household pet or a family member… pets happen. You’ve already heard us carry on about the commitment that C&D Family Farms has to humane...

Runaway Pigs

There are Many Misconceptions about the Definition of the Terms “Free Range” and “Open Pasture” People often confuse the two two terms as being synonymous. e at C&D Family Farms, we take these terms to previously untested extremes. Just how free and open is our...

Why Dan and I are Hog Farmers

It’s because the animals that provide for us deserve good lives and our respect! Anyone that has met me knows that I am a HUGE dog lover.  I have left lines of customers to go pet a dog.  Believe me when I say that I have wanted to do that more than I have. ...

The Weather and Driving

I know that most people only pay attention to the weather in their area.  However, we have to watch the weather in several areas.  Dan watches the weather constantly to see if I need to make any adjustments to going to the butcher or making deliveries. Headed to the...

Some Fun Stuff From The Farm!

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