Author Archives: David

About David

Making manifest the change I want to see in the world through the hospitality of a humble little homestead campground with yurts and alpacas.

This Barn has a Secret!

  Inside this barn, there is a 12’x12’ room in a loft. A room about the size of a bedroom, really, but with 30 beds, grow beds! It’s a food production room, the likes of which, you will not see … Continue reading

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Fodder Production: Further tips for successful sprouting

Over the course of our sprouting experience, and with the rise in popularity of our true flood-and-drain style approach (installed in various scales over 115+ farms across the US!), we have learned quite a bit not only about how to … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Muck Alley #Permaculture #Tilth

Permaculture principles point out the necessity of capitalizing on one’s resources within the ecology of their own farm or homestead.  This means maximizing the use of all waste streams that come from running a livestock operation.  Of course, it is … Continue reading

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Considerations On the Front End of Fodder: DIY or Buy

One of our favorite sayings when it comes to creating micro-greens for your livestock is: “There are many ways to skin the fodder cat!”  After researching the topic of fodder production, one quickly comes across a variety of commercial turnkey … Continue reading

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Fodder Growing: What molds may come

Sprouting Barley Fodder mats for our herd is primarily intended to support their winter dietary needs here at Paca Pride Guest Ranch. Our animals may be off pasture for as long as 6 months until Mother Nature cues the pastures … Continue reading

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Barley Fodder Grow Trays Now For Sale!

One of our many mantras we live by at Paca Pride Guest Ranch is that our definition of success comes from positioning others to become successful.  On that front we want others to succeed as much as we have with … Continue reading

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Barley Fodder Videos! Including our Fodder Room Walkthrough, (and bonus cute stuff too!)

Our earlier trials of the flood and drain trays The most important part of our “Proof of Concept” Phase! A nice long look at them several months into the morning fodder feeding ritual. A look at our Barley Fodder Room … Continue reading

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