Despite growing up on a Vermont farm himself, Joseph Morel of Eastman Farm didn’t think that there would be an… Read More »23: Joseph Morel – Sustainable Farming at Eastman Farm
Since we started raising sheep back in 2008, we practiced rotational grazing to help manage our pasture and promote the… Read More »Rotational Grazing Tips: Portable fencing is an effective pasturing system
When we couldn’t find a non-toxic option for tanning sheepskins from our flock, we decided to go full-scale DIY and start our own organic sheepskin tannery.
Vermont Natural Sheepskins is the first commercial, organic tannery in the USA. In this video episode, Sarah shares how she and Rick decided to take the initiative to start this business.
When we bought our house in 2006, we knew the building was sound, but the land needed improvement. What to do about the ice-slalom of a driveway? How could we plant a vegetable garden if the front yard was full of pine trees that blocked out the sun? The idea of driving a tractor on a steep slope to keep the land clear was pretty intimidating, so we considered getting farm animals to graze the land instead.Read More »Getting started with sheep farming
All the animals and the farmers now seem to be settling in to their various roles. The llamas know their… Read More »Routine Farm Update for the Fall as We Prep for First Winter with a Flock