May 2011

OK…should we be raising ducks??
Our sheep with their lambs have quickly grazed our lawn (we even had a set of twins born under the lilac bushes!) past the horses and through our brush filled fields.  They are the most impressive of grazers; taking with them burdock, poison parsnip, queen anes lace, milkweed and any other plant the horses and cows deem unpalatable.  Our truly most resourceful and reliable grazers!

New to the farm: 5 piglets that are enjoying the dry comfort of the sheep’s winter bedded pack and one jersey cow, Almond, who has a past with sheep and chickens but is a bit weary of the horses. Our horses are finding her hearty moo a bit unsettling. We have a lovely, yet wild, Dexter heifer that will be pulled from the pasture with the hopes that Almond will show her some manners. Milking Almond, we hope, will happen next spring/summer.

Our pelts have arrived! Visit our market table on Saturdays or give us a call/email and come by the farm.

We continue our weekly hatches working toward a larger flock with increased egg production. Our goal is to establish a healthy continuous flock 0f farm bred, hatched and raised hens.

Our processing has begun! The chickens are growing as fast as the grass and last week dressed out at an average of 5 pounds. We will have more fresh roasters next week; so place your orders!

Think Sun!

Bay and Family