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Sheep shearing 2011
All 21 sheep were successfully shorn today in preparation for lambing. We shear the sheep prior to lambing for several reasons. 1) When ewes lamb it stresses their bodies and they get a break or weak spot in each wool fiber at that spot. This makes it less desirable to hand spinners. 2) The lambs […]
New lambing barn finished
The new addition to the lambing barn is finally done! It is all bedded and read for sheep. Lambing will start in March. The first calf is due the end of February and the second calf is due the middle of March. The Goats will be kidding in April! We have decided to add some […]
Camp Week 2 Photos
Enjoy these photographs from week 2 of camp. Lots of smiling faces and happy animals.
Summer Camps are over!
We had a wonderful two weeks of farm camp again this year. The first week was warm and the kids went home quite tired each day. The second week was a little cooler which was nice. All the kids went home with a better understanding of what sustainable agriculture means and lots of experience with […]
New Border Collie puppy arrives!
I picked up my new Border Collie puppy 2 weeks ago. She is from a very promising cross and I have high hopes that she will be an outstanding worker. We named her Matilda and call her Tilly. I already love her temperment. She has her wild puppy moments, but she quiets down easily and […]
Lambing and calving
March has been very busy. We have our first 2 lowline calves, a heifer named Luna and a bull named Mr. DiDonna. Both Sherry and Margo are wonderful mothers. We have 14 lambs so far, mostly twins, a big, healthy set of triplets and a few singles from some first time moms. The ducks and […]
Relay For Life
Tom, Travis and I will be walking with a team from the ATA Martial Arts Academy this June 11 & 12 in the Relay For Life to be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. There are over 250 Relays held throughout New England and over 5000 in the country. We are raising money to support […]
Sheep Shearing Day and Open House
February 20, 2010 is sheep shearing day at the farm. Visitors are welcome from 9:30 to Noon. You will have the opportunity to learn about how and why sheep are shorn. Handle some raw fleece and see some of the gorgeous blankets made from this fleece. Blankets will be available for purchase this day in […]
Happy New Year!
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 […]
Little Brook Farm Camp 2009
Farm camp has sadly come to an end. We had a lot of fun again this year. We continue to keep the number of campers small and were really able to enjoy the animals and each others company. I had two great groups again this year. Check out our Farm Blog for more information and […]