Winter pasture

As winter is breathing down our necks, we got the pig field house moved to an area we recently cleared, closer to the barn, and therefore closer to water. The girls easily moved to the new pasture; Sam the boar… Continue Reading →

Exciting news about Sylvie!

Eleanor is thrilled to share that, after a visit from the vet, Dr Chris, we can confirm that our guernsey heifer Sylvie is PREGNANT! She is due to have her first calf in June 2021. She has moved back from… Continue Reading →

Meet Bella!!

Bella, Rose’s daughter born in September 2020, is staying with us as a gilt, with plans to breed her next year. After Hershel left us, we used AI for Rose’s fall litter. Over the summer we brought Sam, a mature… Continue Reading →

Nesting!!!

Rose is busily preparing for her liter of babies, she has half the pasture relocated to her stall and is making a serious nest to farrow in. Photos to follow on our facebook page!

Maple Blondies…wow

Eleanor and I were looking for a recipe to combine maple and a brownie type sweet treat. She wanted to maple oatmeal cookies, which admittedly are fabulous, but I knew her attention span for dropping the cookies on the sheets… Continue Reading →

Maple White Sandwich Bread

We were in need of a loaf of bread for the weekend. Given our abundance of maple syrup, and the desire for a sandwich loaf, I set out to find a recipe that would use maple as the sweetener in… Continue Reading →

No-knead Dutch Oven Bread

Over the past year we have experimented a lot with baking our own bread. Jeremiah has perfected a sandwich loaf modified from the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion; this has become our fall back bread: tasty, easy, not a huge… Continue Reading →

Sugaring in a world of social distancing (Fresh syrup available!!!)

Usually the sugarhouse is a social place, with neighbors and friends stopping by to chat, carry a few arm loads of wood, and taste some fresh syrup. Kids are found playing queen of the mountain on the snowbanks and splashing… Continue Reading →

Sweet Bear Farm, delicious maple syrup, and social distancing in a pandemic

I write to you from the end of our road as we watch events related to the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding. As I’m sure you’ve seen circulating, the best way to decrease the impact of a pandemic is to “flatten the… Continue Reading →

Snow pigs!

We had a January thaw last week. The fence had been raised up for the previous snows. The gilts (Marigold, Violet and Gertrude) realized that this left the fence vulnerable. We thought the girls were tall enough that it shouldn’t be… Continue Reading →

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