Stories from the Farm

Happy New Year!

Ah, the white of winter inside and out……. Until the covers come off!  

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Offerings of Peace

  The uncertainty and struggle in the world reminds us to also look towards the beauty around us.  Wishes for Peace and wholehearted holidays to all. 

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Embracing Winter

                              We generally do embrace Winter around here.  It is a part of Vermont we love dearly –Winter and all that it brings, especially when it brings snow.  For me, there is something so calming, so cheery, so comforting about the […]

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Ode to Winter Greens

                Sometimes (OK, often), December and the holidays appear out of nowhere.  Wasn’t it just early fall so recently, yet now it feels like winter has really set in and is here for keeps.  So it is this week.               Snow covers […]

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Eat, Play, Shop — with purpose!

Rejuvenate yourself, refresh your holiday traditions and recommit to supporting your neighborhood farms. Connect with farmers who grew and made gifts and products to make your holiday feasts and celebrations special. These are full circle gifts. Give your loved ones local foods and crafts wrapped in stories –stories of local ingredients, talents, your own adventures […]

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Coming Together

As if operating on an off-kilt calendar there they came… over the river and through the woods! Cousin Kelsey reached out and next thing you knew more relatives from near and far wanted to gather and there we were twelve members of our extended family grateful for each other and our meal. It is a […]

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Nov on Farm in Photos

Some photos from our week on the farm   Still rotating our livestock on pasture even in November. Moving shelters, fences and the animals themselves.           The sows respond joyously, enjoying the grass first!                             All enjoy brassicas! This […]

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Learning Curve

On Monday afternoon as I finished an easy move of our small gaggle of new pullets, I was struck by how much they had learned in the 10 days they had been on the farm.  It may seem strange to talk about chickens learning, after all many consider them not the brightest bulbs in the […]

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Some bit of October on the Farm

While we get ready for rain (finally!) and colder weather, here are some recent photos of life on the farm!                

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Chickens: What is the difference between fryers, broilers and stewers?

We have a variety of fresh chicken this week so here is a quick cheat sheet.  What is the difference between fryers, broilers, roasters and stew birds?   Stewing Chickens—the easy one. Stew birds are usually laying hens that have passed their prime. They are older and their meat is usually tougher and more stringy. […]

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