Category Archives: Events

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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Pizza Social on the farm

Enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired pizza oven. And walk off the calories on a farm tour.

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Crazy Days!

What a crazy spring. First the rain, then the tall green grass, then the seed heads announcing “you have to hay NOW”! We seized a 2-day window of sunshine and began to mow. The baler broke down, and the sun … Continue reading

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Another bundle of joy!

Our 11th calf was born today, a second bull calf after a string of 9 heifers. I was lucky enough to capture a video of the cow rousing the calf to nurse. Baby nosed around without success, but there will … Continue reading

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FACT national grant award to make our cows even happier!

Wahoo! This grant helps us build an animal welfare station for cattle comfort in the field. It has a scratching station, free-choice mineral feeder and an oiler for fly control with organic treatments. This is going to make for some … Continue reading

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Turn Out Day!!!

Finally! After all that rain making the pastures too fragile to graze. The yearlings and two year olds have been led into the north field, where they kicked up their heels for joy. The cows and calves are closer to … Continue reading

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Calf update ;-)

Two more Galloways – one white, one black. What a surprise, when we went to check the water this morning! We quickly moved them to their own quiet area by picking up the calves, thus inciting the moms to follow … Continue reading

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First Calf!!!

Not expected until May… The vet just wasn’t on top of his game. Imagine our surprise when we found a Galloway calf in the barn this morning, hiding behind the frost-free stock tank. The really strange part was her mom … Continue reading

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Just Dreaming

So… I just came across these videos of our own cattle, after attending a grazing conference and dreaming of the days to come. The winter on hay is a struggle for us all, but the grazing is what our cattle … Continue reading

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