Spring Time; Farm
As spring approaches, it’s the perfect time to conduct a thorough inspection of your farm- outbuildings, livestock shelters, machinery, etc. Make sure everything is in a good condition. If equipment needs repair, you will want to contact an expert quickly as they get very busy later in the spring.
#TipsForFarmers: Remember that you may need to feed your livestock a little extra during the wintertime. Strive to feed them at night. Feeding farm animals late in the day during the cold will increase heat production during the night by the activity of eating and ruminating.
It is scientifically proven that bonding with an animal will help you live a happier and healthier life. Our furry friends help us alleviate stress, fight depression, and gain positive energy. What’s your favorite animal? Show us your animal love, with a gif! #FarmersMutualSC #MoreThanJustFarms #Animal #AnimalLovers #FarmAnimals #Rabbit #LoveRabbit
Harvesting In The Fall
Harvesting crops is probably the most popular farm activity in the fall. The important thing to think about is storage needs. There are various ways to store harvested crops- they can be canned, dehydrated, frozen, or can be stored unaltered under the right conditions. Some crops need warm conditions (potatoes, pumpkins) and some cool conditions (cabbage, carrots, onions).
Farm to School
"It takes a community to feed a community!" October is recognized as Farm to School Month with the aim to increase the connection across the country between kids, families, and their community food systems.
Are you interested in planting? Here in South Carolina, Fall is the perfect time to start doing so. There are fewer pests and it's still warm, and when it gets a bit cooler it usually comes with the rain. #PlantingTip: Vegetable do very well during this time!