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a new june.

Sun and rain, heat and chills, May & June have been a bit of a rollercoaster. But all the critters are out grazing the green grass that the sun and rain make grow. The hay is about ready, just need a stretch of full sunshine. Busy as usual, we’re at the Bowdoinham Farmers’ Market every…
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In like a lamb

Well everybody in the state of Maine thought spring had arrived a few days before the official date – temperatures in the low 60s, bright sunshine, snow melting…then of course it snowed the very next day. Here are some shots from that beautiful day and all the new lambs! I caught some of the new…
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2011 blizzard #2

All this snow has allowed for me to catch up somewhat with the blog. More pictures of all the critters! The condition I found the hoop house in this afternoon where some of the chickens are living this winter. Blu, Lolabelle, and Clover Daisy and Adzuki Pinto and Rocky Rocky Crockett the IV

Yep, been some quiet.

Apple Creek Farm has been dang busy the last 4+ months. The last of the hay was put up, firewood split and more cut for next year, the calves are growing great, all but 8 of the lambs have been sent off for customer orders, the rams have been in with the ewes, and Repeat,…
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Calves!

Jimoo was the first to go into labor. She had twins, TWINS! a rare thing for beef cows. The first was practically dead when she was born but after 36 hours of intensive care by all of us she made it through and is now super frisky. The little black and white one came out…
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Late July

This rainy day has allowed for many indoor things to get accomplished. Here are some pictures from July here on the farm. Okra is planted in the hoop house along with sweet potatoes this year. We’ve been eating fried and steamed okra for weeks and no end in sight! The garlic harvest. Jimoo trying to…
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Finally a rainy day to update the blog.

Right at the end of July Abby and I processed the broilers on the farm. It was a beautiful morning for it, not a cloud in the sky. The afternoon was spent baling hay and loading it in the barn.

Lambs in the clover

June 17th the lambs went to their “summer camp” in East Bowdoinham. They all seem very happy and growing well in the great pastures over there. baaahh.

This was May…

Additionally we cut hay from fields almost two months earlier than we normally do…this spring was the real deal.

A real spring

Since the last post things have been busy…lambs comin’ out our ears. And it hasn’t been much of a Mud Season this spring. More like a real spring. Flowers coming up, leaves popping, garlic and asparagus are up, and the spinach and arugula in the hoop house are thick! The lambs are growing great, racing…
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