welcome to the bovine bugle
Follow organic dairy farmer Jonathan Gates as he reports weekly from his Vermont family farm. Howmars Farm is a certified organic dairy farm, one of many Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative farmer members who supply the milk that goes into making Stonyfield's yogurts and smoothies. The entire family pitches in on this third-generation farm. Check out some of the happenings on his farm and post your comments. Jonathan loves to get feedback from readers.
A cool day to cut wood for spring's maple sugaring
A change in the weather brought us a nice, cool, sunny day... a perfect day to split and stack firewood for our maple sugaring operation. We burn 6-8 cords of wood each sugaring season (March-early April). During the summer we try to fill up the sugarhouse woodshed so that we will have a good supply of dry firewood come next March.
--Jonathan, Howmars Farm
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