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Cattle experiencing the eclipse

Family came from South Carolina and Burlington to experience the eclipse with us and the cattle. We set the cattle up with ample hay in their feed wagon. But we had no idea how they would react. Would they go … Continue reading

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Bale Grazing on frozen ground

This is how we feed out our hay from the last growing season! When the ground is frozen hard we arrange the bales in our hay field and let the cattle eat there — close to shelter and frost-free stock … Continue reading

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We are so lucky to have this cow

Isn’t she a beauty!?! Her name is “Fence Jumper”. Every year she delivers a healthy calf to raise. She cleans, nurses and protects the calf. She is also a herd leader, quick to notice when it is time to move … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing?

We have been overtaken by grass!  The first cut haying gave us a phenomenal yield — 201 bales from our north field.  But it was 3 days and long hours of work for Bob and John Lafayette’s crew.  Our pregnant … Continue reading

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Swashbuckling Granny

The day before my birthday, I saw a large package on my doorstep. Well, sever me timbers!  A battery powered chain saw just showed up on my door step.  Thanks so much, Shel.  That is exactly the brand I had been … Continue reading

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Close ups with this year’s calves

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Thanks to Maddie Dawson, we now have some portraits of our calves to share with our supporters.  Maddie described the herd as “very relaxed, happy and healthy!”  It you want to observe the cows and calves in person, they are … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Parade

South Hero celebrates independence day with a parade down South Street. This year’s theme was “essential workers”, so our Farmers’ Market needed to be represented! Our farmers worked hard last year to produce food for the community and sell it … Continue reading

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First Cut – incredible yield

It’s hard to believe that in just one day we mowed, raked and baled 188 large round bales of hay, with 160 bales coming from our south field. In short, the first photo on the left turned into the two … Continue reading

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Kicking up our heels over grass!

Turn out day!!!! Finally, the green stuff on the other side of the fence is accessible. Bob and Joan lead the cattle down a lane to the open field where they will begin the grazing season. As they go through … Continue reading

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Winter Bale Grazing

So what is “bale grazing”? It’s a practice of feeding out bales of hay on the frozen fields where the manure and hay leftovers will be welcome soil amendments in the spring. We do this only when the ground is … Continue reading

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