Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pig’s Day Approaches

Tomorrow we will transform Pig from pig to pork. Last November, we learned many valuable lessons about how to humanely kill our beloved pigs.  More than anything else they taught us through this process, they taught us that killing three … Continue reading

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Farm Menu On Its Way to applewood Brooklyn!

The first stage in the realization of our ultimate farming dream is starting.  Despite the excessive rain, followed by the no-rain-at-all, our crops are starting to take off and hope exists that the garden will flourish this summer after all. … Continue reading

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Weighing a Pig

Our pigs are a mix of Landrace, Duroc, and Yorkshire breeds.  We get them from a farmer friend in New Hampshire whom we’ve known for many years.  Last year, we got three pigs which we raised, slaughtered, and butchered; this … Continue reading

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Learning to Milk

Milking a goat is not an activity that comes naturally to a human–at least not to this human.  It took a couple of days to fall into a rhythm with Cindy and, after all, being milked was a totally new … Continue reading

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Fun with Goat Kids

Now that the goat babies are six days old, they want to explore and climb on everything.  They have found surfaces to climb in and around their shed including, but not limited to, the milking platform, the milking stand on … Continue reading

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Goat Babies! (Warning: Insanely cute pics included)

We were all packed for our weekend in Brooklyn and were getting ready to take the kids into town for a quick bite to eat.  It was Thursday night and we were going to be heading down to the city … Continue reading

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Broody Hen!

After keeping chickens for almost a year now, we’ve had many varied and unusual experiences.  We’ve had losses to predators, funky and misshapen eggs, molting, and hatching (all par for the course and to be expected), but we’ve also had … Continue reading

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