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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 […]

July on the Farm

These days are packed with activity…blurring the hot, steamy, cool, crisp, rainy, sunny & cloudy days all together often.  Figuring out how to get to much of what is on the to-do list and which things to let be aspirational till next year.  Here is a few things happening at the farm…at least some of […]

Praise the Lard…

And the pasture-raised pigs that provide it! We have been celebrating lard lately, after making some fresh batches and coming into the season of more time for cooking and baking.  And the bounty of sweet potatoes has one farmer craving a deep fryer so we could make sweet potato fries in our lard. With the prompt […]

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 […]

May Days

Thursday… volunteers bolstered our reserve and helped us gain more road frontage back from chervil and more progress was made on Saturday. Thanks Liz, Martha and Molly! More folks are coming this Thursday, do join if you can (for any sliver or chunk of time from 3:30-6:30. Spring abundance brought a bright array of greens […]

Head over Heels

Last Sunday morning started on some grim notes. Weasel struck again and we found ourselves composting headless chickens. Current score = weasel(s) 30, farmers nil. But moments later one of the young pigs plopped into the water bin trying to cool off. The bin was on a sloping landscape and with its squirming to maintain […]

Dreaming of Timothy and Clover

Last weekend farmers Laura, Mari, and Lauren hightailed it to the Vermont Grass Farmers Association‘s annual Grazing and Livestock Conference in Fairlee.  We caught up with colleagues from around the state, attended lectures and workshops, and even “made time” for some graciously donated Strafford ice cream. It’s really incredible to be reminded of what a supportive, […]