Farm History

New life for the old barn

100 more years of life for the old barn!  That’s what we may have accomplished with the replacement of a rotting corner post in June and July 2014. The corner of a building is a critical component in the structural integrity of the building. In the first few photos, you […]

Photo by Tom Salzer
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Spring liming of fields completed

Last fall, we applied 10 tons of pelletized lime to the three main fields at the farm because our soils need some help. A few days ago, we followed up with another application of 10 tons of lime, but this time we used another way to get pelletized lime to […]


Rough-skinned newts on the farm

We’ve seen several rough-skinned newts (Taricha granulosa) wandering across the fields and gravel at the farm, but it was a surprise to see dozens in the lower pond! The rough-skinned newt produces a powerful neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin. Skin irritation may result from handling this animal.  Because of the toxicity of […]