Author Archives: Joan Falcao

Reserve Your Side of Beef

If you have been thinking about purchasing a side of beef so that you can have the best possible beef at the most economical price, please contact us.  NOW is the time to reserve your side, as supplies are limited.  … Continue reading

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Farm Video

Here’s our story — how we raise our cattle and produce such great beef.  It’s all about the love.  Matthan, who is working for us this summer, did the photography, along with his wife Catie.  We think you will enjoy … Continue reading

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Nature Drama Resolution

Fiona is our morning delight! She sees us approach with her bottle and comes bounding to meet us. Her mother is nursing her twin brother, who now weighs 150 pounds to Fiona’s 105 pounds, but it’ll all work out. We … Continue reading

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Nature Drama Episode II

Graduation!  The bull calf has found the teat, learned to suckle and is packing on the pounds.  We drive the calves out to the herd, and mama follows with laser focus.  As expected, the herd welcomes excitement and gathers to … Continue reading

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Nature Drama

One of the joys and challenges of farming is not knowing what you will find when you step into the field each morning. Twins! They are somewhat rare for cattle, and as we soon heard from another farmer, you often … Continue reading

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Magical Season of Calving

What a joyous time of the year, when we turn the cattle out on pasture and get to see the calves nursing. These are the first three — a little bull calf and two heifers. Many more to come, with … Continue reading

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Our porterhouse on the menu!

Hotel Vermont is now offering our porterhouse steak at their restaurant! You no longer need to know how to cook to enjoy our beef. Juniper Bar & Restaurant’s spring inspired dinner menu addition: bone in steak for two with salads, … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will…

OK, round two! This calf, with her mom’s cooperation, has figured out how to nurse through the corral panels. It’s a little complicated, since the calf has to turn her head sidewards to get it through the horizontal bars. So … Continue reading

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2-strand electrical fencing on a pigtail budget

This winter, with all the dry (electrically insulating) snow we have had in Vermont, our attempts to wean 9-month-old calves were thwarted by those who were willing to take a weak hit from the single-strand polywire, in order to continue … Continue reading

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Lake Champlain Islands Farm & Food Festival

Download in PDF format. Save the date — Sunday, August 30th, 3:00PM-6:00PM —  for our third annual festival.  This year we have so much more to celebrate, with our many partners and sponsors and an expanded program!  In addition to the … Continue reading

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