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The flock increases

Six more chickens came to Sweet Bear Farm today from our friends at Cedar Circle  Farm in Thetford. They came to love with us after the other hens in their flock had an unfortunate incident with a Fischer. So far,… Continue Reading →

Equipment for new skills

Eleanor is a very curious young lady, and she likes to do whatever mom and dad are doing. In order to facilitate this, and prepare her to work so we can have a break, we’ve been finding Eleanor-sized equipment.  We… Continue Reading →

Helping off-farm

We had a unique opportunity earlier this week. Our neighbor is a logger, specifically, a horse-logger. He works with his trusty horse, Devon, a very popular animal in Eleanor’s world. Anytime we walk down the hill, she calls for us… Continue Reading →

The pigs and the chickens

The animals of the farm were spotted together this morning. The chickens free range and the pigs were eating breakfast near where the chickens wanted to be. The chickens were unfazed by the pigs and the pigs did not seem… Continue Reading →

New additions to the farm

We welcomed a flock of chickens to the farm this morning. 6 hens arrived from another farm in Bradford, VT to start a lying flock at Sweet Bear Farm.  Eleanor was instrumental in the preparations yesterday, helping to build the… Continue Reading →

The best little farmer

We stopped by to pick up other supplies today and Eleanor found a perfect chore bucket. She loves to help feed the pigs, but the regular bucket is just too big. Despite being exhausted from hiking today, she had to… Continue Reading →

Rotating through pasture

The pasture here at Sweet Bear Farm was of poor quality when we began this journey. The pigs did some great work last summer, foraging and rooting. We then over-seeded with pasture mix from our favorite supply store, Farm-Way in… Continue Reading →

Pig piles

Despite the heat, and with plenty of opportunities for other configurations, the pigs chose to snuggle in a single stall in the barn. They had been on a mission: clearing and flattening an area that was left from the original… Continue Reading →

Forever homes

The piglets from both litters are all off to their forever homes. The barn looks empty and is much quieter! The big pigs have all been out in the free standing house for a few days- Hershel has been there… Continue Reading →

For the birds!!

Eleanor loves to watch the birds who visit Sweet Bear Farm. A few days ago she was fortunate to see our great blue heron as he returned to start his spring and summer fishing adventures in the pond. She watched… Continue Reading →

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