"Vermont's Year Round Diversified CSA Farm"

You can eat fresh vegetables, and pasture-raised & grassfed meats from our farm YEAR ROUND!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January Thaw!

Let me tell you about the wind! It howls around these parts when the weather warms up. We had our "January Thaw" and 3 ft of snow disappeared in a few days. Of course the warm southerly winds made a mess of things to.

When I drove up to our leased farm to feed the cattle, I noticed something didn't look quite right down the pasture road. So I drove down aways and there was our egg mobile turned upside down! Luckily the laying hens are on the home farm in the hoophouse for the winter.

I get to add another item to the list of things to do on the farm this spring!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter feeding of our beef herd

Winter feeding
Originally uploaded by Jericho Settlers Farm

Guess what our cattle eat in the winter time?

Hay, minerals and water.

Here is a photo of some of the calves from this summer bellying up to the bale. This was during early January with nearly 3 feet of snow on the ground!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hoophouses in Winter

Hoophouses in Winter
Originally uploaded by Jericho Settlers Farm

We received around 2 1/2 feet of snow in early January, on top of another earlier foot of snow. As you can see the two field hoophouses are fairly well covered. We shovel snow from the sides and knock off snow from the roof so we can get some light for the greens growing inside. Our Winter CSA members got some great sweet spinach in the mid January Share!