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Yesterday the sky turned black and rain seemed imminent. We looked online for the radar images and we found a storm heading right towards our farm. We haven’t had a significant rainfall in about six weeks, so we were praying for rain. Then the sky started churning and I saw clouds like I’ve never seen before. But it all fizzled and we didn’t get any rain at all. Read More »


Our March seminar was attended by two representatives from the Shanghai Hongyan Pheasant Farm. One of the two attendees, Miss Yuan then invited us to visit their farm in China. Read More »


Roads

On June 16, 2012 in General by spope

We have roads to our pens and around our pens. We wish we didn’t have to have roads on our farm, but we need to be able to get the birds to the pens, and we have to feed the birds and our delivery trucks need to get to the pens to haul the birds to our customers. So we have roads. Read More »


Wanted: Rain!

On May 25, 2012 in General by spope

It’s been nearly a month since we’ve had any significant rainfall here. Our pheasant pens are built on quite sandy soil which means that our ground dries out more quickly than heavier soil. Read More »


Everyone even remotely associated with the pheasant business knows that there was a severe shortage of adult pheasants on the market this past season (the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012). Read More »


Our first hatch (March 5th) ringneck pheasants of the year were moved out to the pens last week. The birds were just over eight weeks old. Read More »


This morning one of our trucks left for Chicago O’Hare with a shipment of 120 cases of ringneck pheasant hatching eggs. Read More »


Renovated Brooder Barn

On April 14, 2012 in General by spope

There is a 330′ X 30′ poultry shed within a mile of our farm. For years the building was used as a flea market. Over the past few years, the building has sat idle. Read More »


Unknown Territory

On March 24, 2012 in General by spope

It’s been over 70 degrees here for a week and the flowers and trees are blooming and the grass is green. It would be common to still have snow here in Wisconsin in late March. Read More »


Our Seminar Is Now Behind Us

On March 14, 2012 in General by spope

Our 2012 seminar is over. Life at the farm is slowly returning to normal. The week before the seminar became a whirlwind of activity at the farm with last minute preparations, cleaning, and planning. Read More »