It’s been an unusually mild January and the days have been dry and sunny. The big news around here is bovine-centric. Bluebelle delivered a fine bull calf about a week ago. We’ve named him Blue Hubbard, or Hubbard for short. He’s the fourth calf of the year, all produced using artificial insemination. Blue is one… Read more
While we were disappointed not to be able to host Open Farm Day this year, the town of Bowdoinham decided to support all the participating farms by making video tours. We hope you enjoy this walk around from the comfort of your own home!
There were fifty-four seconds left to go in the Patriots-Chiefs January 20 playoff game. Pete had gone up to bed and for some reason, I was still watching. I am not a Patriots fan, but I had shouted up to him to get down to see this exciting finish. Time out. I glanced at the… Read more
Dogs are an iconic part of American farms. Border collies may be the first breed you picture and while these hard-working athletes are common, they aren’t the only useful ones. As a dog lover, I especially enjoy looking through Jan Dohner’s recent book, Farm Dogs. The sheer variety of dogs and their historic uses is… Read more
These days the farm is a blank canvas, a landscape draped in snow. It might be easy to only see our animals, content in their winter quarters but to do so would ignore all the wild animals who share our farm. We’ve seen the tracks of the smallest residents, red squirrels on up to the… Read more
Summer is here in all its glory! We’ve been spending our days moving fences, watering animals and making hay. Our hay making game has improved this year with the purchase of a (new-to-us) round baler. Round bales which are roughly equivalent to 15-20 square bales have allowed us to take advantage of all the sun… Read more