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Solar Harvest Farm     Steve & Michelle Heyer  Richie, Sheri & Sarah   7432 Marsh Road, Waterford, WI 53185
Phone: 262-662-5278  ·   Email: solarharvestfarm@yahoo.com
   Website: www.solarharvestfarm.com
Farm Pics
The Evolution of a 21st Century Farm
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1993 - Looking west out the old dairy barn in the direction of where the house now stands.
1993 - West side of barn before big doors were installed.  Inherited tires everywhere!
1993 - View of  barn from road side.
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1994-  Combining oats w/ old Oliver.  “Cleanest oats the elevator had seen in 40 years”.
1994 - Baling Straw.  Shouldn’t the  helper be bigger than the bale?!
With fields now converted from annual row crop to perennial pastures, pullets being raised on grass.
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1996 - Build energy independent farm home.  Farm business/family lifestyle centered upon ultra low operating costs.  
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Pastured Poultry.   
Meat birds on grass. Tall forage green-chopped for pigs when cattle aren’t close by in their rotation.
Beef cattle on grass  Grassfed beefers are “mowing” ahead of the pastured poultry shelters.
Pigs on the barnyard.
“Pig-Happy” as they root and run where the cattle over-wintered.  
Compost is in the making.
Early  winter 2010- New barn with second  solar electric system installed on the farm. Locally produced food & energy all from a non-subsidized family farm.
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1993 - Look up.  All the loft  floor boards had been cut out.  Barn had been filled with corn!  
1994 - Opening up the center bay.
1994 - Spring.  Before converting fields from annual row crop to perennial grasslands.
1994 - Preparing seedbed  for perennial legume/grass pastures
with oats as cover crop.