SYRACUSE, NY — Monanfran Farms (www.monanfranfarms.com) is so into showing cows that they “borrow” willing youngsters to help out, such as at the recent New York Spring Dairy Carousel. Lilly Mills, 11, and Logan Mills, 8, live at the Canastota, NY operation; however, their mom, Jenny Mills, said that she was glad to have her cousin, niece and a young family friend also help showcase Monanfran’s animals at the show. [Read more…]
Rain, sleet, snow and wind buffeted Keene, NH on Saturday, March 25, but you wouldn’t have guessed it from the laughter and smiling faces of the contestants and attendees at Stonewall Farm’s 18th Annual Sap Gathering Contest. [Read more…]
BROOKFIELD, NY — The late Frank Chesebro who inhabited the old Skaneateles Turnpike which ran from Crumb Hill off Route 20 in Hubbardsville into the Town of Brookfield, used to say he enjoyed seeing droves of cattle, turkeys and horse traffic come over “Round Top”, one of Madison County’s loftiest hills. It’s been said, “It took tough folks to settle this tough hill country.” [Read more…]
The Raucher family at Heritage Farm in Easthampton, MA, bought and sold horses for three generations.
Marie and Jerry Raucher were the first generation at the farm. Marie passed away on Jan. 20, 2017. Jerry passed away in 2003. Their love of horses carries on through their children by selling horses at auctions, offering them for riding and supplying 40 to 50 horses for summer camps. [Read more…]
Farming can be a real balancing act — and with soil, that’s no metaphor.
Farms that concentrate too many animals in one area can cause problems for their soil if they have insufficient means of exporting the manure they produce, according to Karl Czymmek, Cornell PRO-DAIRY program senior extension associate. [Read more…]