Dear Reader/Greenhouse Gas Emitter. Unless you eat our beef that comes off the Spier Wine Farm (it is rollermarked SPIERPR), your act of eating beef contributes to greenhouse gas emissions/global warming. You can now buy our beef generated carbon credits from these guys at Credible Carbon.
My old school buddy, мальчик Andersson, was down from the high country over the weekend and he got this shot of our hens eating non GMO pasture (their laying mash is also non GMO), free to range where they like (unlike all other “free range” operations),
Dear Reader The two main issues are first, that by using this manure you could be inadvertently be applying a herbicide to your land and second, you could be endangering the health of your cattle if you feed them this manure. Fortunately for me, the
Dear fellow livestock lovers. I read about Bud Williams in the Stockman Grass Farmer. He was the godfather of low stress stock handling and designed the Bud Box. Our cattle handling has changed dramatically for the better since we built and use the Bud Box.
We last increased our price for our Pasture Reared Eggs in March of 2011. The picture above was taken this afternoon after I received the Roche Yolk Colour Fan whose values were set in 1931. Our egg is a 15. The highest number on the
I updated my blog on the meat that we offer that will never make it into City Press. Please click here. Thanks. Also please make time to watch this amazing talk by Allan Savory on how cattle grazing can reverse desertification. We graze our cattle
The discussion below relates to vineyards that are irrigated. Dryland has its own challenges but weed management is not one of them. The vineyards on Spier are in their second year of conversion to organic status and then to biodynamic status. I have been managing
We always try to opt for the biological solution where possible. This vignette, pertaining to management of our cover crop in the vineyards, illustrates the point I am trying to make. A major problem for almost every wine farm at this time of the year