Category Archives: Events

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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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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Winter scene

With the warmer weather, the cattle enjoy spending time outdoors, rather than in the barn. We feed them our aromatic baleage in the bale ring. And then we unrolled a bale of bedding hay down the hill. The age-old quandry … 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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Measuring progress

We just brought the cattle into the barn to weigh them and have a good look at their condition.   Great news!  The average yearling weight was 77 pounds over projections.  And no wonder, the baleage had a rich fermented smell, … 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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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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