Winter is here, and snow and ice become an inevitable part of farming. Since the most significant snowstorms occur in January, February and early March, there’s still time to prepare for the season. [Read more…]
New England Farm Weekly
Pegg Johnson has been sewing her own show clothes since she was 10 years old.
“My parents bought my western clothes but we didn’t have a market to buy a saddle seat. I had to make my own,” she said. “That got me into making them. I stopped when I had kids.” [Read more…]
BOXBOROUGH, MA — Crocus sativus, better know as the saffron crocus, produces the well known spice saffron, which is used in culinary and medicinal applications around the world. This unique spice is known by many but grown by few. Researchers at the University of Vermont are hoping to change this. The world-renowned spice comes from the three tiny stigmas found in each flower of the saffron crocus. New research done by Margaret Skinner, Research Professor at the University of Vermont, shows that this cash crop could be viable in the northeast. [Read more…]
In recent years cover crops have gained in popularity. Cover crops improve nutrient cycling in the soil, improve water infiltration, attract pollinators and aid erosion control and weed management. However, organic producers have limited options for terminating these crops once they are established. Herbicides are not an option. Producers following no-till practices often find that mowing is marginally successful in terminating some cover crops. [Read more…]
The Equine Affaire is famous for introducing the public to a multitude of horse breeds.
For the second year, members of The Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society (CHHAPS) delighted crowds with their Canadian Horse demonstration and held a booth to educate the public about the Canadian Horse. [Read more…]