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Welcome the Environmentalists

Our first due date this year for new births was Earth Day, so we thought we should honor that (and our Farm’s strong philosophy) by choosing Environmentalists as the naming scheme for the year. Several inspirational environmentalists, conservationists and ecologists that have made a difference in this world have already been suggested but we need […]

What is in a Name?

Names tell us apart, something about our past and where we come from.  The power of a name has long been immortalized in literature as well as religion.  While the names on our farm might not have such deep context, they do allow us to know when an animal was born, track ancestry and help […]

Characters From Kids Books

Thanks to all of the robust discussion about naming themes — what amazing ideas.  So many Vermont themes and nature based themes (birds, trees, etc) that we will have consider them for future years — and some fun ones too…We LOVED reading the ideas and found it REALLY tough to make a choice. But one […]

What’s in a Name?

Names tell us apart, something about our past and where we come from.  The power of a name has long been immortalized in literature as well as religion.  While the names on our farm might not have such deep context, they do allow us to know when an animal was born, track ancestry and help […]

Thematically Speaking

As we welcome in March, thoughts turn to the new births that we will soon welcome.  Kidding will be first – starting March 11th (or so) and then  some piglets are due mid-April and shortly after will be the arrival of baby chicks. There are many preparations on the farm: making sure spaces are ready, […]

2010: A Space Odyssey

No, we are not reviewing movies now. Instead we are announcing our 2010 naming theme. Space. Anything Space related, nominations are already coming in, so feel free to submit some. A few of the early suggestions include: Comet Polaris Hubble Ursa Orion Twinkly “A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to […]

Introducing Tic, Tac & Toe

The first piglets were born last week. (June 2nd for those counting) It is very exciting, now that the nervous stage is over. While the litter was surprisingly small, Mama Doodle seems to be doing well at rearing these little piglets thus far. It is her (and our) first litter of piglets. They are so […]