April Farm Update

April Farm Update

It appears Spring has arrived early on the farm this year. We are not only enjoying the early warmer weather, but we are making good use of the opportunities it brings.   We recently had the option to rent some of our neighbor’s land. We’ve rented...
February/March Farm Update

February/March Farm Update

Over the last couple of weeks it certainly seems like winter is starting to come to an end. Although the calendar shows that it is a little early to truly know if winter is giving into spring or just taking a little break. Either way, we are starting to get things...
January Farm Update

January Farm Update

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I know we certainly did on the farm.  With the holidays over, we are starting to head into the long stretch of winter where things start to slow down a bit. This time of year gives us time to catch up on things that need...
Holiday Farm Update

Holiday Farm Update

Although it is mid December and the holiday season is officially upon us, the weather has been anything but seasonal this year. As I write this, it is December 15th and the high today is almost 40 degrees. This has been one of the warmest falls on record in Minnesota....
October Farm Update

October Farm Update

Fall is upon us now. We have had a couple of killing frosts and the growing season at Pettit Pastures is officially over. The first week of October, we brought the pigs into the butcher. Today, we brought our last group of cattle for the year to the butcher. Now, we...
September Farm Update

September Farm Update

I am writing this on Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. 2015 has been a great summer on the the farm. We have had plenty of moisture which equals lots of grass, fat cows, and healthy calves. Our last calf born on Sunday, September 6th.  That calf was born later...

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