Bear Island Flint Corn is a type of corn that was grown in our northern climate by the Anishinaabe people before white people came here. Colonization forced the Anishinaabe away from their traditional lives and onto reservations. This process also caused the Anishinaabe to stop growing their traditional corn, and over time the seeds were … Continue reading Bear Island Flint Corn
By: Kaare Melby 7/13/2015 Fermenting chicken feed is a wonderful way to get the most out of your chicken feed, and keep your chickens healthy. Fermenting grain for chickens makes the feed more digestible, adds important nutrients, gives your chickens (free!) probiotics, and increases the available nutrients in your feed by neutralizing phytic acids. Since … Continue reading Fermented Organic Chicken Feed: The Secret to Healthy Chickens!
By: Kaare Melby April 20th, 2015 Winter’s cold embrace has a way of inspiring ingenuity here on Finnskogen farm, and this winter was no exception. On one particularly cold day this February, I was sitting next to the woodstove, day-dreaming about all of the projects that the frozen ground and snow were preventing me from … Continue reading Storing Carbon in the Soil: Our Small-Scale Biochar Experiment