Rave Reviews for Snookums!

Rave Reviews for Snookums!

We were udderly delighted to read this article from author Jerry Zezima.  Jerry bought a cow lease for his family in October and has already been able to enjoy the delicious cheese from our Jersey cow, Snookums. Here is an excerpt from the article: I have never been a...
Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

The wind chill factor temperatures at our maple syrup farm have hovered at around 30 degrees below zero. While we all realize that it does get cold in winter, these extreme temperatures are caused by climate change. Without the unique cycles of warm days and cold...
Apple Tree Harvest

Apple Tree Harvest

Prune, prune, prune…. that’s what the wonderful stewards of the apple orchard were busy doing during the months of March and April.  Winter storms can break the branches of trees, and some trees do not survive the ice storms or bitter cold of New England winters. ...
We Got Your Goat!

We Got Your Goat!

Although our goats are of French Alpine stock, they were born in the Berkshires in a small village. Their accents are more New England than Paris and they are completely at home frolicking in the well-tended fields of their farm. They are short haired goats, medium to...
Sheep Report

Sheep Report

It was a very cold winter on the Oregon ranch where our sheep live. There was enough snow to have kept the sheep pent up in the barn–a cozy place that can be boring after a long spell. During the cold weather months “baa” sounds like their way of saying “brrr” or,...
How to Grow a Pistachio

How to Grow a Pistachio

The Pistachio tree is subtropical and hardy. It thrives in high desert climates where the summers are long, hot, and dry, and the winters only moderately cold. This summer in California is especially hot and dry. The pistachio most likely originated in Central Asia,...