It’s still summertime on the farm

Even though it is now technically “Fall”, the continued dry weather and heat would certainly make a person think it’s still summertime. Our milking cows are still coming to cool in the barns by mid-morning, the bermudagrass in our pastures is starting…

The Baler Rolls – a song about baling hay

Yesterday afternoon we baled what will probably be the last of our bermudagrass hay of the summer. With that in mind, I decided I should try to get a few minutes of video before the baler finished it’s duty for the season. As I filmed my father harve…

The Sugar Shanty

Please note: This post is originally from March 2009.”The Sugar Shanty”Making Maple Syrup has been a family tradition for 6 generations in the Maple Woods. Its tucked in the woods about one mile north of SwissLane Farms. This year we have 1,500 taps.Y…

Day 2 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

I thought yesterday was a rough day but it turns out it was nothing compared to today.  We decided I should get to the mill early this morning to help answer the phones and pay the bills.  Tuesday’s are the days … Continue reading →

Day 3 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

Today was a challenge but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday.  We were greeted this morining with over 20 inches of snow that had drifted through the night.  Kevin had to walk to the machine shed to get a tractor and blade.  He … Continue …

We Survived!

The snow and ice made our job of caring for our hogs and cattle more challenging but we survived! We are lucky to have our modern hog barns to help us protect our hogs from this rough winter. Our hogs … Continue reading →