Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Grazing, Hereford Pig, Pasture, Pig House, Pigs, Vermont, West Pawlet
Alex built the Hereford pigs a chalet to hunker down in for the winter. They quickly christened it with a good scratch. Photos were taken within minutes of the chalet’s arrival in their pasture (note the muddy patches next to the door).
“The pig, like as not, will nail you with one squinting eye.” -Dirk Van Loon, Small Scale Pig Raising
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Farmall, Feeding, Goats, Grazing, Hay, Milk, Oberhasli, Pasture, Pigs, Vermont, West Pawlet
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!
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Goats, Grazing, Hay, Milk, Oberhasli, Pasture, Sunset
A very wet winter and spring washed out our goat bridge, the only means of getting the milkers down to pasture, so as we watched the grass grow and the hay supply diminish we planned a new bridge. After an order for twenty foot beams fell through, we decided to do it the old fashioned way, we cut down two hemlocks from the back of our farm, stripped the bark, and laid them across the creek. After feeding increasingly poor quality hay, on Thursday night we were finally able to run the goats across the bridge and onto nutritious, milk making grass! It was a beautiful evening indeed! Enjoy some pictures and a very short clip of some munching!
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Grazing, Pasture, Pigs, Vermont
These two pink piglets are the newest addition to the farm. They moved into the woodshed two weeks ago while we put up fencing for them in a rocky hilltop pasture. At long last we released them into the wilds only to have them escape their fencing hours later, causing a minor traffic jam. They enjoy napping in the buckthorn thicket, scrubbing against the telephone pole, and rooting about in the sod.
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Feeding, Goats, Grazing, Oberhasli, Pasture
We are finally seeing first signs of Spring! Though we’re still a long way from this…