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Tag: winter

News of the Farm 1.12.21

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…
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Who Else Lives on the Farm?

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…
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February Newsletter

What’s happening on the farm?

Titans of the Forest

Winter quiet often inspires reflection and this winter is no different. These thoughts arrive during our daily work– feeding the animals, preparing meals or as we plan for the upcoming season.

Keeping Warm in Winter

When the temperature plummets we are often asked how the animals cope, here’s how. Bedding For each animal group we make sure there is ample bedding. For the hens that means fresh shavings on the floor of their coop and in their nest boxes. In the cow barn we put down several bales of shavings with…
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Quills

This essay is from Two Farms: Essays on a Maine Country Life by Janet Galle. 2006. it is available at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick or from Apple Creek Farm.           With the extraordinary amount of snow this winter, the wild animals in the woods around Apple Creek Farm are clearly impacted in their daily…
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Christmas Eve with a Shepherd

This essay is from Two Farms: Essays on a Maine Country Life by Janet Galle Published in 2006. it is available at Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick or from Apple Creek Farm. Originally titled, “December, 1992”           I went out to the barn this afternoon when it wasn’t time to do…
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