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: Barn, Consider Bardwell Farm, Goats, Milk, Milking Parlor, Oberhasli
We recently added four additional headlocks to our milking parlor, making the parlor capacity EIGHTEEN goats! Right now we are milking 76 goats… with more to come! Here is a photo of Margot enjoying the efficient new setup.
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Barn, Consider Bardwell Farm, Pasture, Sunset, Vermont
After what feels like two months of rain, the sun finally poked out and lit up the budding foliage…
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.