Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Farm Open House - Sunday May 23rd 1 to 5 pm

Come tour the farm, meet the new animals (goat kids, lambs, chicks and the piglets born last fall) and sample some farm fresh food.

All are welcome, bring your friends and family. The farmstand will be open and stocked with eggs, milk, meat, vegetables and even some herb and vegetable seedlings.

Please join us Sunday, May 23rd from 1 to 5 pm.
For More details see the flyer!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yoga at the Farm

Starting this Thursday, we will be hosting a yoga class at the farm led by Lydia Russell-McDade. This will be a gentle to moderate level class and is open to all. You can sign up for the 8 week series for $80 or it is $12/class for drop-ins. Bring your own mat.

Our farmstand will also be open and fully stocked after class, so get a double dose - Yoga and farm fresh food!

For more details or to sign up for the series contact Lydia or check out her site at: Sapremayoga.blogspot.com

or check out the flyer.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Frogs & toads on the farm

The chorus of frogs is distractingly loud! The sound on this video captures it quite well. It also documents how punchy we are... can that be tied to the frogs and their Spring fever?

Speaking of which, check out the copious eggs that result from all this vocalizing and flirting! Prior to last week's snows nights were filled with the clippity-clop sounds of the Mink frog and there were a good number of softball-like clumps of their eggs visible. Tonight the American toad (Bufo americanus) dominates the soundtrack... Speaking of tracks, how crazy are their strings of eggs (photo of our pond above)?

For more information, see this great poster of Vermont amphibians.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kildeer Returns

We spotted the Kildeer last week, running around the garden and fields, hoping that it was choosing a better spot for a nest than than the middle of our vegetable fields. Yesterday, Mari found the nest. An improvement, but far from perfect. The nest is still in the garden, but near the edge, nestled among the cover crops. She almost missed it, but did see it before accidentally scrambling those eggs with the tractor.

The eggs are beautiful. Now we just must wait for the fledglings to appear.

More on the Kildeer from last year