1st of December

1st of December

All of the cows are back home and we are almost finished with their Winter paddock. For now they are out on pasture and we are now feeding hay! All of the sheep are officially home and in their Winter paddock! Last week I had my nephew help with chores and he was pretty excited to visit with the sheep! (He is pictured above greeting the sheep) Myrtle & George all comfy cozy with each other!...
Stick Season!

Stick Season!

Justin & the mother herd on the ski tow! Some of the mothers grazing. Sunsetting in one of our pastures. Piggy Steve enjoying his breakfast! The sun rising this morning & a light dusting of...
Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

October 20-22 2017 Kristin hosted a yoga retreat at the farm. There were twenty guests who participated in the retreat! Ramsay Trussell owner of On the Mat Yoga, was the instructor of yoga and meditation for the retreat. Yoga and meditation took place in the studio on the 3rd floor of the farmhouse, the lodge, and outside in one of our pastures. Yoga studio on the 3rd floor of the farmhouse! Executive Sous Chef Ben Peacock came from our very own Woods Hill Table to prepare delicious meals! Farm Manager Amber giving all participants a farm tour! On the last day of the retreat Assisant Farmer Chelsea took the crew on a hike up Mt. Gardener. Yoga in the studio. Ramsay & Kristin on the hike! Relaxing by the firepit. Dinner and biodynamic wine tasting! Such a wonderful weekend, we hope to host more retreats in the...
Sweet September

Sweet September

This picture was taken in early August, it is our last set of Freedom Ranger chickens & if you can’t tell Bret + Skylar are pretty excited about that!  Sweet, sweet September is almost over and it has been a great one! We are almost finished with our “chicken season”. This week is our last time to load chickens at 1 am in the morning as of Monday the 2nd! Along with the last set of chickens it is Captain’s last week here on the farm. He will be going back to Justin’s (assistant farm manager) house. He has done his job this Summer & will reunite with his other Bull friends at Justin’s! The sheep have been doing well and we just received a few more ewes. Our flock has increased this year and we love it!  Pictured here is Faith with her lamb Jessie from this year and hogget Cassedee from last year! Sweet Hazel the farm dog just resting her eyes on her favorite vehicle in the whole world, the mule! This is Red one of our beef cows who is the leader of the...
Happenings in August

Happenings in August

WOW! It’s the end of August already…literally it will be September tomorrow! Where has the time gone? We have been out straight since the beginning of March when farrowing season begun. We tend to ask ourselves is there ever really any downtime on a farm? Ha, well that is why we love our job so much; there is always something that has to be done! But in all seriousness we are slowing down a bit we still have a large amount of animals including these beautiful freedom ranger chickens. (about 2,200) The weather has been absolutely perfect the past few weeks & Fall is just around the corner! Here is Captain our bull, this will be his second year with us. He is a Lineback Hereford cross . In this picture the Mother herd along with Captain are grazing a paddock  below the farm. (you can see our barn up on the hill top) The views from this land are outstanding on a clear day! There are many pounds of garlic curing in the barn; waiting to be cleaned, trimmed, bagged & sent to the restaurant. Most of the garlic we grow on the farm is German Red hard neck. Hard neck garlic has a hard flowering stem that grows through the bulb of garlic, which is called a scape. We also cut the scapes in the Spring in order for the garlic to produce larger bulbs & the restauraunt uses them in many dishes!  If you look closely you can see a few bees above the hives buzzing around. We have increased the amount of hives this year...