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December 2015

Farm Life

The two faces of Janus…

So far this winter has been pretty warm and we have not had much snow. It feels strange to be able to see the tall grass out in the fields. This is December and there is usually at least five solid feet on the ground at this time. Right now,... Continue reading
Farm Life

Overwintering…

To overwinter animals means to keep them overwinter. This is harder in some places than in others. It means making hard decisions about which ones are worth the heavy investment to keep. Io, the black milk cow, will be kept all winter long. Zeus is a steer and is destined... Continue reading
Farm Life

The bleak mid-winter…

Things have been less busy here in terms of farm work. The work has changed. No one is bucking bales, no one is mowing, no one is moving pasture fence, and we are all waiting for winter to really settle in. The cow and the steer are on hay and... Continue reading
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