Filed under: Farm | Tags: Consider Bardwell Farm, Flooding, Hurricane, Pasture, Pond, Vermont
These pictures were taken with a camera phone by Alex’s mom visiting from Tuscon. Taken about an hour apart, the first three show the flood advancing on our goat pasture. The last photo shows the highly dramatic chicken coop evacuation–the old biddies hunkered down and held on tight inside while we towed them to higher ground.
NOTE: The winding creek in the first photo is usually high, dry pasture.
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Barn, Consider Bardwell Farm, Flooding, Goats, Hurricane, Pasture, Vermont
Filed under: Farm | Tags: Barn, Consider Bardwell Farm, Hay, Hay Wagon, Pasture, Vermont
After a long hiatus from blog posting filled with lots of kid rearing, goat milking, pasture management, and hay harvesting we are back. This picture was taken from the northeast corner of field 8 while Dan baled some nice second cutting below. So far this season we’ve mowed, tedded, raked, baled, and stacked 8,000 bales of hay in our mows with much more yet to come.
On a farm every season seems to feel busier than the last, and summer is a sweaty rush to put up all of the hay we will feed during the colder months when pastures are buried under snow and mud. The long days in the sun make for some enviable farmer tans!