Natural Farming and Composting Bring Farm Back to Health

The Kappels changed the health of their family and their farm by switching from the use of chemicals to natural practices. Learning to use compost to improve the health of the soil is at the heart of the solution.



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Compost can be made from any plant material.  Wood chips are part of this pile.
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Homestead Goat
Nan, the Kappel homestead goat, leads a healthy natural life.
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Three head of the Kappel's naturally-raised beef, which will soon be sold right out of the feedlot at premium prices to a waiting list of buyers.
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The Kappel fruit trees are mulched.
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