Consider Bardwell Farm


Winter on the Farm
March 6, 2012, 4:09 pm
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Our pregnant does on a very cold, wintery morning.



Sucker Buckets
February 28, 2012, 9:07 pm
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Once the kids were comfortable on their wobbly legs, we moved those first doelings up to the kidding barn where they’ll be spending the rest of their adolescent days. The next hurdle: learning to feed from their “sucker bucket.” Our girls did an awesome job- with just a bit of coaching, they were latched-on to the bucket and gulping away after a mere few seconds.

We’re also excited to welcome Syrup’s heathy twins (a doe and a buck) into the herd! They were born today around 2:00 PM and will be joining the rest of kids in the kidding barn tonight.



THE DAY IS DONE
November 23, 2011, 12:26 am
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At the end of the day, after evening milking is finished and everything is cleaned up, we feed the milking herd their supper. In the summertime, this means walking them through the barnyard, over the bridge and into a new paddock of pasture. When the growing season has ended, the milkers stay in the barn and eat the hay that we spend all summer harvesting. Whether walking to pasture or breaking open leafy, sweet-smelling bales of second cutting, this is one of the most satisfying parts of  my day.

-Alex

 



CATCH UP!
November 1, 2011, 1:53 pm
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On the whiteboard in our milking parlor I have a list of things I want to blog about. The idea is that I will take some photos, go home after evening milking, and do a blog post. I am, however, very ineffective at achieving this! Enjoy some photos from blog posts never-to-be!

                                



Spring
April 14, 2011, 2:32 pm
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We are finally seeing first signs of Spring! Though we’re still a long way from this…

 



Sucker Bucket
March 13, 2011, 6:21 pm
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Some kids can be very difficult to train to feed from a sucker bucket. Pictured is Margot helping a particularly stubborn kid realize there is nothing better than feeding time.

 




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