farmer rachel (koski nielsen)

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Farmer Rachel, @one23farm , MN<-PA. #humanefarming
β€’ πŸ‘ β€’ πŸ‡β€’ market garden β€’ upcoming πŸ– β€’
Writing, tanning hides, & making soap. ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

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Picked up 1/4 hog from the butcher today! A pregnant Honeybear in the pic for scale πŸ˜‹ We purchased this pork from a local farm family that pasture their pigs; we hope to get some feeders from them as well so we can raise pork ourselves again! 
#eatlocal #eatlikeafarmer #minnesotafarm  #knowyourfarmer #pasturedpork #farming #pasturedprotein #pinecountymn #pork #supportlocalfarmers #eatwell
What's left in the greenhouse after several rounds of transplanting & the various tomatoes, broccoli, Brussels, squash, & flowers that have been moved outside to harden off.
Also, how was it 85 yesterday, 68 today, & still no rain?? Oh, Minnesota.... #iveforgottenhalfofwhatiseeded #farming #marketgarden #spring #organicgardening #wherestherain #minnesotafarm #greenhouse #smallfarm #womenwhofarm
Jacob/Katahdin ram lamb at 7 weeks old! Happy mother's day to all the cool mamas out there, here's a picture of a cute animal 😁 
#sheep #farming #lambing2018 #hairsheep #shepherdess
She's been in crop fields and gardens with us since 2010. All we're missing is draft animals.
#farmdog #blinddog #iamamodernfarmdog #farming #minnesotagrown #marketgarden #organicgardening #diversifiedfarming #acd #blueheeler
Checking grass (it grows!) feeding apples to my ruminating friends & staring at rows of mini broccoli 😍 
#prettycooltuesday #gettingsomerain #spring #farming #farm #gardening #sheep
Another bale while we wait on the grass. I'm hoping 2 weeks. These guys are hoping 2 minutes.
#sheep #farming #livestockfarming #spring #katahdin #jacobsheep
Transplanted some baby mini broccoli and cabbage last night and it didn't die!! *high fives self* 
#plantallthethings #betterwithanimalsthanplants #butmakingthingshappen !! #minnesotafarm #minnesotagrown #pinecountymn #marketgarden #one23farm #diversifiedfarming
I love bartering! I have well composted sheep manure/hay/straw but no big machinery to easily move it from the paddock behind my barn and no real time to move it all by hand. A neighbor has a mini tractor and a big garden needing compost but no animals to provide it. Now, bam!, I traded him as much manure as he wanted in exchange for him moving all the rest of it down to our market garden! A few hours of his time later and he has compost for the season & so do we, super conveniently placed.a This such a huge deal to me and such a life saver, I definitely feel like I got the fat end of this stick!! #bartering #farming #sustainableagriculture #organicfarming #marketgarden #gardening #farm #compost #manure #sheepcompost #sustainablefarm #diversifiedfarming
Everyone survived their first night in the new #greenhouse ! Tho the romaine (not pictured) looks a little worse for wear - it's quite yellowy & wilty. I started it April 16 so I don't know if it's too hot or it's just been in the cells too long -- fellow gardeners/farmers, any ideas or advice?
#marketgarden #spring #veggies #cabbage #squash #zuccini  #broccoli #farming #farmerrachel #plantallthethings #growwhatyoueat #knowyourfarmer
Simple, inexpensive, & 80% scavenged from around the farm - that's how we do πŸ˜„ and now we have a #greenhouse ! (Or is it more of a high tunnel?) I've got a lot more plants to move out here and more seed to start, but the #marketgarden is definitely taking shape & becoming more a reality!! #happyfarmer #farmerteam #farming #farmersmarket #gardening #spring #seedstarts #veggies #minnesotafarm #minnesotagrown
Some of the Katahdin lambs truly look like goats to me ❀
#queenstriplet 
#lambs #lambsofinstagram #7weeksold #one23farm #sheep #farming
6 days old! 
#notmyfavorites #obviously #churchslambs #lambsofinstagram #sheep #farming #hairsheep #katahdincross