Posted on 13th Aug 2016
Our 2016 Verano is back in season. Its been a pretty dry summer, though the pastures have remained beautiful. Right now they are full of white Queen Annes Lace and yellow Saint Johns Wort. We have made about 60 batches of Verano since April and the first few batches are now ready, sweet, fragrant and really good.
Our border collie, Cookie, just had 6 puppies with Gile, Steve Wetmore's border collie in Strafford. Boys and girls, all have little white tips on their tails and otherwise are various mixes of black and white with a little bit of brown. Both mom and dad are excellent herders. They will be ready to go [...]
As I write on December 5, the sheep are still grazing the leftover grass on the hills and valleys surrounding the farm. Most years I find that the grazing season ends when the snow falls too deep for the sheep to graze through, and this is usually around December 10. This year is mild, so [...]
The rams are in with the ewes now, so even though we are winding up this season, the seeds are set for next. We made our last batch of Verano for the year a week or so ago, and we just stopped milking last Wednesday. Coming up on Thanksgiving we are expecting a litter [...]
Check out You Tube for a cute video of our sheep coming off Putney Mountain in October, 2014. Jan 19, '15. Preparations for Spring: Although the sub zero temperatures and yesterday’s ice storm has made the farm look and feel very wintery, we are beginning to think about Spring! The barns are all clean in [...]