Little Brook Farm Camp started as a way to share the farm experience with children. Farm owner Kristen is also the camp director and is a DOE certified educator and Registered Nurse. Children at camp learn about livestock and sustainable agriculture in a hands-on program that includes sheep, goats, cows, horses, donkeys, llamas, ducks and chickens. Campers start each day by helping with morning chores such as collecting eggs and milking the goats. Some days we may visit other farms in the area or take a break at a local beach. Campers are ages 6-12 and the camp day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM.
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It’s been a busy winter so far. I actually wish it was a bit snowier though, despite all the extra work. The snow really helps to insulate the ground. It also makes it much easier for the horses to walk around. Everyone is tiptoeing carefully over the frozen ruts. Margo and Sherry, my two lowline [...]
The lamb grown on our farm is grass finished on high-quality pasture. This produces a very lean, healthy lamb with a very mild flavor. We guarantee our meat to be hormone and antibiotic free. Lambs may be purchased by the cut or ordered as whole or half-lambs that will be cut to your specifications. Be sure to check out some of our delicious recipes and cooking tips.
The softest of our wool is sent to MacAusland’s Woolen Mill in Prince Edward Island, Canada and returns as blankets that are sold off the farm. For nearl a century, MacAusland’s has been producing quality blankets and yarns made of 100% virgin wool. Because of the high quality of the wool, the blankets are lighter than most wool blankets and are made to last a lifetime. Blankets are available in lap size, twin, double and queen formats. They can be custom-ordered to match your color scheme.
The ducks on the farm are Magpie ducks. They are a dual-purpose breed that was developed in the United Kingdom as both a meat breed and an egg layer. There are also two Toulouse geese that live with the ducks and provide natural predator control. The ducks have served several purposes on the farm: they produce large, free-range eggs that we sell by the dozen. Duck eggs can be used just like chicken eggs and are unsurpassed for baking. We also use the ducks as “sheep stand-ins” for herding demonstrations with our border collies, as well as for training the dogs.
The ducks lay starting in February or March and continue laying until fall. Please send us an email to find out if eggs are available.
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- Little Brook Farm
334 Russell Street
Sunderland, MA 01345