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Celebrating Spring Greens!

I do love all of our seasonal vegetables and the roots do hold a special place in my heart for their longlasting, practical nature, loyally keeping us fed through the (usually) long Vermont winters.  That said, I always look forward to this moment that comes every year between late March and early April when the […]

mizuna asian greens in field

Partnerships are Great

Partnerships are wonderful in all of their many forms and often make us truly thankful for our great community as well as the amazing food that can be raised in Vermont! Here are a few of our favorite partnerships of the week! Eggs & Art                 Field Stone […]

colored eggs

March in like a lamb?

We often view the arrival of March with mixed feelings.  The longer days feel lovely, generally it is still clearly winter, yet the demands of spring and the pending growing season seem to loom dramatically.  It tends to signal the switch between the quiet season and the busy season.  But this year, with the combination […]

March goat walk 2

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 […]

4 generation farmstay

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

Uncle!

The sun is getting so much stronger and days longer… but darn some of the days and lots of the nights have been severely cold! We’ve got some wonderfully bouncy and big goat kids but their early hours have required much more of us than usual. Lots of hypothermia bucket baths and blow dries and […]

karen warming kid bruce

New Beginnings

Spring and its new beginnings are blooming at the farm.   This past week has seen several new beginnings including: potatoes, tomatoes, peas and the first carrots in the ground!  Glance into the near hoophouse (that just a few weeks ago housed goats and hens) to enjoy the site of tomatoes happily in the ground! […]

wedding bells at farmhouse inn

A new twist on the basics

Last night we stole the hens away from their perches in the hoop house. Placed into their mobile hen wagon they resettled and we drove them up to the front yard. It is too early to place the animals on pasture, we’ll set back the grass wherever they go. Yet the Excel-based crop plan tells […]

hens outside front yard

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

Changes Afoot

The snow pack has receded in a blink!  Pasture is reappearing. Ice is floating in a thin layer in only the center of the pond. A (the?) killdeer pair circled the farm vocalizing early Sunday morning, perhaps debating if this was the right spot! They were loud as we headed over to milk. The whole […]

Hens in their mobile hen house