After a damp and chilly spring, we’ve gone full-swing into a hot, rainy summer — and while the humans may not be too keen on it, the plants love it! It’s at this time of year that the farm’s diversity really shows, as the fields and fencerows go into full bloom. It’s a short but […]
Jul 16 2020in On the Farm meadowcreek
Our calving season officially begins on March 16th, when the first cow was due to calve… and unofficially began yesterday, when one of the girls jumped the gun on her due date by two weeks. Both she and the calf are fine and healthy, and we’ve begun milking her, but let’s hope the rest of […]
Mar 4 2016in On the Farm meadowcreek
Fall is always a challenging time of year for the farm crew, but this year has been especially difficult.
Oct 16 2015in On the Farm meadowcreek
For a seasonal dairy, breeding season is the year’s hinge point. For a seasonal dairy to work, all the cows must calve within a 60 day period…
Sep 22 2015in On the Farm meadowcreek
August is always a month of change here on the farm.
Aug 13 2015in On the Farm meadowcreek
We’re very nearly done with calving for this year, but we’re already planning for next year’s babies! While we began with a Jersey herd, we’ve long worked to customize our cows to our mountain land and the special demands of raw milk cheesemaking. For the last ten years our best tool for that has been […]
Apr 24 2015in On the Farm meadowcreek
The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and we just welcomed our first baby calf of the year. It must be spring!
Mar 12 2015in On the Farm meadowcreek