Thistle Hill Farm – Blog

…doing what comes naturally

Thistle Hill alumni club…

….a match that began here at Thistle Hill but consummated at the Hendrix farm in South Carolina.  THF 64’s new heifer by THF 31.  This is now the third heifer in a row for 64.  Grandma is still in our herd and also producing mostly heifers. The sire, THF 31, is a Thistle Hill Magic […]

Thistle Hill alumni club….

….his name is Tomina Farms Gambler….the first son of our Thistle Hill Casino.  (We always enjoy Regina Tesnow’s ability to come up with new names.) Mom is Virginia Q1 and she started an excellent line here before moving on to the Tesnow’s in Tennessee.  Casino is a Rotokawa 243 son.

The bugs win!!!

An important milestone that won’t get much press coverage:  A top-level health officials say we have indeed “run the course” of antibiotics.  Super-bugs have won the battle and there’s nowhere we can turn. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2477273/Weve-reached-end-antibiotics-Top-CDC-expert-declares-miracle-drugs-saved-millions-match-superbugs-people-overmedicated-themselves.html Just a few days ago, there was an article…one of dozens we’ve seen…worrying about where all this is headed.  But now, […]

It’s coming to this….

Get the dirt out of food!

Sounds good in Washington.  And in the Big Food board rooms. So the FDA is going to crack down on—who else—small farmers.  The idea is we should all disinfect our produce and pack it in plastic.  Okay, so there’s a big recall underway right now for vegetables that Big Food packed just that way.  But […]

GMO….what’s it worth to you….

….$15-million dollars or more if you’re Monsanto, DuPont, or your neighborhood supermarket and their buddies.  That’s how much they’re pouring into a fight in Washington State to prevent consumers from knowing whether they’re eating genetically-modified food. Most places in the world require a GMO warning label on food but not in the United States.  (Somehow Democrats […]