Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quick Spring Update

A wet cold spring creates loads of wood violets and fresh green grass!

Wood violets on  the forest floor
The cows are busy eating their way through the north pasture and  are all displaying bellies swollen with calves.  Since they were bred  "au natural" while out in pasture, we really arent quite sure when the first calf will appear.we hope it will arrive sometime in June. Below are a few photos from the "maternity ward".

"Syrup" (our jersey cow) practicing her prenatal yoga?
We again bred our cows to a Scottish Highlander bull, so the 1/2 highlander ( "Sugar") will have a 3/4 Highlander calf...ought to be a cute little bugger!

Dave's pet, "Sugar"...1/2 Scottish Highlander   1/2 Jersey
 "Sap" is half angus and half jersey and she will have a  half highlander, 1/4 angus, 1/4 jersey calf.....I hope it's a bull calf, that's a darn good beef combo!

"Sap" meditatively munching away on the fresh spring grass. If  you look closely at the background, you can see Dave walking a sheep back from the pasture, pretty cool!
Ramps and fiddle heads will be gracing  the "Pizza" menu this Sunday along with a selection of our fine artisan cheese and locally produced meat selections.
If you visit the farm this Sunday for "Pizza By The Pond", you can watch the "Milking Of The Sheep" at approx 6:00pm.   The sheep are milking their hearts out, I am so VERY happy to be making raw sheep milk cheeses again !!!!

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