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Sustainable Farm Life – Mama & Piggies on Walkabout Video

June 15, 2012

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YouTube Description: Murray’s Farm aka. “Grey Gardens” – 5:00pm EDT. June 10, 2012 || Cambridge, Ontario area. Self shot by John Zeus

This is my first farm video.  Another way to share experiences at the heritage farm. Videos and photography are a hobby and I’m strictly an amateur. Hope you enjoy the clip. Thanks for visiting my site.

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The Farm – Heritage Chicken Breeds

March 20, 2012

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A February morning, Cambridge Ontario, Canada | Murray’s Farm: Heritage breeds of chickens.

On a cold wintry day I took these photos while collecting farm fresh eggs in the hen house.

Heritage breeds are some of the breeds of chicken that have neared extinction due to commercial farming which does not favour their characteristics. Commercial chickens are very far away from natural. These Heritage chickens are wonderfully natural and interesting to look at. Lack of demand has led to dangerously low numbers due to lack of breeding. Over the years, North Americans have moved from family flocks to commercial poultry. The convenience factor has resulted in many chicken breeds nearing extinction.

Extinction of a breed would mean the irrevocable loss of the genetic resources and options it embodies.

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There is a need to ensure the future of agriculture through the genetic conservation and promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. – John Zeus

Additional photos of breeds taken late summer.

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