In the Field

Andy Stevenson and Bob Robichaud tag teamed to get the hay cut and baled on a hot summer day.

Andy Stevenson and Bob Robichaud tag teamed to get the hay cut and baled on a hot summer day.

Haying Crew

This year, our merry band of haying volunteers cut and wrapped over 200 round bales of hay from the many fields around town that we maintain. The round bales of hay weigh over 500 pounds apiece, and will sustain our cattle through the winter. Check out the mound of “marshmallows” between the pigs in the front pasture and the main barn. You can’t miss them!

Chicken and Cows on Mt. Misery Field and more

If you happened to walk over to Mt. Misery fields this season, you may have seen an unfamiliar sight – our Red Devon cattle munching on lush pasture! Thanks to three years of our meat chickens fertilizing the fields, we now have more grass than we know what to do with! So, for the first time in recent memory, we moved some of our cattle to this lush field where the cows had unlimited fresh pasture and lots of visitors. It was a win-win-win with fresh grass for grazing, added manure for field fertility and pastoral scenery for neighbors and visitors.

Cattle also grazed in fields on Page Road and near Donelan’s by the train tracks while pigs foraged on pasture on Old Sudbury Road, Silver Hill Road and Codman Road. Laying hens and turkeys grazed the fields on both sides of Codman Road.

During winter, cattle, laying hens and piglets are back in the barn yard area.

Aerial view of meat birds marching across Mt. Misery in 12 shelters (with grass already growing again in the upper left area) while Devon cattle graze in the near bye pie shaped parcels, piece by piece with shade always available in the island woodland at the center bottom..

Aerial view of meat birds marching across Mt. Misery in 12 shelters (with grass already growing again in the upper left area) while Devon cattle graze in the near bye pie shaped parcels, piece by piece with shade always available in the island woodland at the center bottom..