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The End of an Era

No, we aren’t talking about the Obamas (though a deep gratitude for their leadership and grace), but the end of another era here at the farm.  Perhaps a team nearly as famous, our first herd of goats and the queens of that herd, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly.               […]

photo by Rose Wall

Summer Grazing

There are few things more delightful as a livestock farmer than the sweet sounds (which are often very quiet) of animals enjoying new pasture.  Even though it happens every few days on our farm, it still warms my heart every time.   We captured in pictures and video of some of those moments from Sunday morning’s […]

happy turkeys grazing vimeo screen shot

Hot and Fueled by Greens

This week was hot, so hot that we’d find the sows starting their day in their mud baths.  I must say, there were moments I was a bit jealous and it was clear they were thinking, “Didn’t we just have snow in the past 2 weeks?”.                   […]

arugula and mizuna pesto (1)

Goodbyes, Pregnancies, Worms and more

A few photos from the Farm this week:   We said goodbye to three goats, with gratitude for their service on the farm.     Confirmed that both sows are indeed pregnant!  Piglets due end of April & mid-May!                     Treated the Hens to some red wigglers […]

hens enjoying some red wigglers

Open Farm Week!

So much happens on a farm, especially in the growing season.  Most of it beyond what customers get to see, especially since most people who buy from farms get their products at the market, store or a delivery. This week, is Open Farm Week in Vermont – a chance for people to get out and […]

fat toad with alaina pinto

On the Move

Most weeks things are on the move at the farm…We move goat herds daily, pigs and chickens at least twice a week, veggies in, weeds out, and farmers all around the farm.  But this week seemed to have some extra moves on hand. The goat kids that have eaten all the grass at our neighbor […]

crossing road with goats

Embracing THIS Vermont Spring?

As farmers we have somehow learned to work with and around the weather.  We obsess over the weather, truly, and sometimes wish, hope and even plead for certain circumstances, though we know it is one of the many things over which we have no control.  This winter has tried the patience and systems of many, […]

woods ski tips and uno

March (kidding) Madness

Welcome to March and all of its madness. This year for some it may be the madness that can come at the not-quite-end of a long, cold, snowy winter.  For others it is all about basketball.  For us, and others like Fat Toad Farm, it is all about kidding or lambing madness. For colleagues…sugaring! Ours […]

2-Kid pile

Bless our Pico Forever

When Laura, Mari and her brothers helped their Dad, Erling (who celebrates his 97th birthday today!) resolve all the items from the family home Connie and Erling had built 50 years earlier, one item everyone treasured was a small pressed edelweiss flower in a simple frame. The flower its namesake song touched the hearts of […]

Starting the Seasonal Transition

This week, the farm started the transition from the depths of winter (which truly can be a bit blissful, with the year’s major workload seeming to be far, fa r, away) towards spring.  Now many of you felt that too probably with last weekend’s springy temps, but perhaps with more longing and joy than some […]

Sow Snow Train