I learned something new, it’s called tailing. If you hold a bovine’s tail (at the base, near the rump) straight up, it squeezes a nerve in the calf’s back so they can’t kick and they stand fairly calmly so you can
Today, March 3, 2013, marks the day when our first prosciutto was moved into the finished Cure Room. Can you tell that Steve is a happy man? Superhero Steve-o completed the cure room in the basement of New Leaf Farm. Meats can now safely
Tonight I'm going to roast a whole chicken for dinner. (Just how Betsy does it.)
I raised Kosher King type meat birds this past summer, so that's what we've been eating... but there were 5 Red Ranger type birds that made
Thursday, May 17th saw the arrival of the second shipment of 100 day old Kosher King chicks and our final two steers to bring our herd up to the projected twelve.
Tomorrow Steve goes to pick up the last 20 piglets.
March 17th saw the arrival of the first 12 piglets on farm. They are acclimating well, enclosed in the barn in their pig pile of warmth for the night. They are now trained to electric fence and are allowed to root-up
Saturday, March 10, 2012 we brought home the first two feeder calves of the season. They are beautiful Black Angus critters!
It was fun riding the back-roads over to Gray to pick them up. But the frost heaves were atrocious! (that's Maine for ya).We