It’s way too simplistic when people suggest “stop eating meat” as an action to reduce carbon emissions. Animal agriculture plays an important part of the solution. It’s HOW the animals are raised that makes all the difference. Attached is an article by the D&R Greenway about a research project in which Beechtree Farm is participating.… Read More »
With a spirit of gratitude and joy Charlie and I celebrated living here at the farm for 35 years.We gave two anniversary presents to the farm, a new tractor and a new barn roof.
Most of us by now have heard about the health, environmental and humane reasons why grassfed beef is far superior to industrially raised beef. There’s something more and it’s important, that is FLAVOR. I’ll never forget that first time I tasted our meat. It was an epiphany moment and I knew we were on the… Read More »
In grass farming, manure is an asset. It’s remarkable how quickly the cow “patties” break back down replenishing and reinvigorating the soil. It saddens us to hear that manure from industrial farming pollute the waters such as in the of the Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
One of the great benefits of grassfed cattle is seeing these beautiful animals ls in their natural habitat. This lovely sight feeds heart and soul as well as body.
All but one of our ewes have delivered their beautiful lambs. Today is a big day because the shearer comes. This time of year is intense in the lamb shed. But it’s also a great time for us as we work so closely with the sheep and become more closely acquainted with each other. Soon… Read More »
Being a farmer means being part detective and part engineer. Last week the water pressure suddenly dropped. We needed to act quickly to figure out the problem. We replaced out bladder tank and well pump. So now our delicious artesian water is flowing fully again.
Yuengling is our pet goat. She is two years old this winter. When you visit she is sure to come say hello and demand pets and a scratch behind her horns. Goats are excellent pasture managers, eating wild rose, poison ivy and other weeds the cattle leave behind.
We were just headed over to our friend’s house for dinner and a game of Mah Jongg when an observant tenant at our second farm up the road called to tell us that our steer had taken off right through the high tensile fence and went into the preserved woodlands behind the farm These are… Read More »