Starting a Family Farm in Vermont


Welcome Doubletake and Thunder!
September 10, 2006, 1:39 pm
Filed under: Cattle, Farming

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The first of our miniature cattle arrived today! Doubletake and Thunder. Double Take is a beautiful Registered Miniature Belted Galloway cow. She is currently pregnant. We purchased her along with her bull calf, Thunder. They came from Ministock Farm in Randolph, Vermont. 

Thunder will become the Farm’s herd bull. We are keeping our fingers crossed for at least one heifer out of the the last two pregnant cows from Ministock Farm. Since they will have different fathers it would be nice to secure a heifer for Thunder to breed.

 We are still waiting for our fence work to be completed before we get the rest of our cattle. Those will be the 4 Registerd Lowline Agnus heifers from Dayspring Farm. They are all bred, and the remaining Miniature Belted calves that are due soon. Please feel free to check out the new Video Page  I added to our site.    Enjoy — John

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Farm Happenings —
August 19, 2006, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Chickens, Construction, Farming, Pigs

  

The Barn is almost completed. It came out fantastic. It is a post and beam construction similar to our house and built by the same builder, John Newton of Landgrove, Vermont.  Our next major undertaking is the fence work. That should start very soon. We have hired Springfield Fence and can’t wait to get that going….

  

 The Landgrove Inn is now serving Asmall Farm’sFarm Fresh Eggs for breakfast! Tom and Maureen love the idea of Farm Fresh Eggs and we are right around the corner from them and will be delivering weekly. I highly recommend the Inn. It’s a cozy “Vermont Style” Country Inn located on Landgrove Road in Landgrove, Vermont.

 

Lastley, our GOS piglets have been born at Elysian Fields Farm and will be ready to be picked up in late September. Also, our Cattle ( Miniature Belted Galloways and Australian Lowline Angus ) will be arriving this fall. I will keep everyone posted —-  John