Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jersey Boy

The latest farm resident is a small Jersey steer calf that we've been calling Jersey Boy. He came from a grass based Jersey cow dairy near Berlin, PA. He's still being fed milk replacer at this point. This is the youngest calf we've ever gotten. But he seems to be settling in just fine. As you can see in the photo, the donkeys seem to have simply added him to their list of things that they check on and watch over.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Meatrix

There are two good web sites you need to know about. The first is and the second is If you do a search for our area code, 26757, we are the only farm listed. You can get to either site from the other one. There are short animated films called "The Meatrix" which of course is a title variant of "The Matrix" films. The films have won all sorts of awards and discuss how to avoid the industrial meat production system. Another nice feature is the harvest cooking videos where a chef teaches you how to make and use seasonal foods. Check them out. Lastly, has a good blog you can subscribe to via email or your news reader.