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Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday December 30, 2013   -   By Mona

Our little farm has grown to 20 alpacas.  This little fact now begs the question:  are we nuts?? In mid-November we brought home 2 more boys in need of a farm, Soloman and Sam.  Soloman is an all-black alpaca with a wild and curly...

Irrigation Pumps

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday May 20, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I thought I had the water all figured out and then the pump went out. I would like to say when it rains it pours, but I would like a drenching of rain right now. I think the average rainfall in May is .65 inches. I guess there's not much...

Chasing Arlo

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday May 20, 2010   -   By Mona

It’s springtime so it’s time to work on the pastures again.  Dan had done such a good job last summer, york raking up the ground to smooth it out for us to plant grass seed.  They say the best seed for alpacas is orchard grass, but we planted a horse...

And Yet Another Storm

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Wednesday March 03, 2010   -   By Mona

Last Thursday, New Hampshire, and most of New England and New York were hit with yet another seriously strong storm.  The weather forecasters talked about it for days; you’d think the apocalypse was coming.  They’ve been pretty wrong quite a bit...

Goat World

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday September 04, 2009   -   By Chris

Sarah, our Toggenburg milk goat, is hopefully an expectant mother. That being the case, it was time to build her a place of her own.  She was living with the sheep, able to come and go in and out of the pasture on the schedule of the cattle, but we...

What we've learned so far

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday August 27, 2009   -   By Mona

Our first week of raising alpacas has been basically, blessedly uneventful.   They’re such quiet and peaceful animals.   Not that we were expecting them to be constantly animated, but after a few hours we were saying ‘hey guys do something! ’ ...

The Birds (063009)

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Saturday July 18, 2009   -   By Mona

Don’t worry........ this is not an Alfred Hitchcock type entry! A fun thing about living here is all the birds!   Ever since we’ve moved here, we’ve been focused on creating our pasture.   We did move several hundred perennials over here...

Moving to the New Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday July 11, 2009   -   By Chris

We acquired a "new to us" trailer that will work out perfectly for hauling hogs and our cattle, as well as myriad other things (kids, pumpkins, hay, wood). Our plan is to move two of the cattle to the new pasture this afternoon.  If all...

Itch, Itch, Scratch, Scratch

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday July 03, 2009   -   By Chris

Well, I managed to get tons of poison ivy all over my arms and hands from working in the new pasture.  I had to brush hog some areas to run the fencing and it did not dry out enough with all the rain so I ended up covered with it.  It's really itchy....

Old-Timey Shots

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday July 02, 2009   -   By Chris

You'd almost think that this photo was taken 60 years ago.  Anyhow, Erica snapped this on Monday afternoon in the midst of my fence work on the new pasture.  Stunning looking machine, eh?  I got to drive it down the road about 1/2...

Growing Up and Expansion

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday June 29, 2009   -   By Chris

There is so much to do that sometimes we don't take time to notice how large some of our animals are getting, especially as they transtition from little babies.  Remember those hogs that we used to till up our gardens, orchard, and bramble patch?  We...

Busy, busy, busy

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Tuesday June 23, 2009   -   By Ann

I've been busy lately, as have most farmers.  We are finally getting the rest of our 20 acres fenced.  We are down to the last side and the last roll of wire.  Today when I was pounding in the posts and rolling out the field fence, I saw a...



Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Friday June 05, 2009   -   By Teresa

When you have horses or other livestock and you don't want to feed them hay and grain all summer long, you're always putting up or taking down electric fence.  This was the case with us last night.  The horses had polished off most of the...

Progress On the Farm...Before and After Shots

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday January 30, 2009   -   By Chris

So here are some photos of our farm just before we moved in.  These were taken by my wife and our friend Jeff, who checked out the farm when it was for sale.  These photos (actually, mention of the barn!) was all it took to convince me to buy the...

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