Consider Bardwell Farm

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.




Pig Scratch
November 15, 2011, 11:13 pm
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Pig Chalet
November 15, 2011, 6:44 pm
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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

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!