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Middlesex County 4H Fair

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Southborough Science and Agriculture 4H Club was represented by Ian Bourdon, here driving our oxen Henry and Peter. IanOxen2014

Clovelly our Milking Devon Cow has a New Calf

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

More than a week late Clovelly finally has her calf and its a girl. This is important as the future of the breed is dependent on how many girls there are. Clovelly was bred last August by artificial insemination with semen from a NewDevonMay2014bull collected and sold by the American Milking Devon Association.

Garden Progress

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The garden beds are being laid out on the contours this year to try and capture the rain runoff. We also trench each bed so we can bury logs and sticks at the bottom. As the wood decomposes, it releases nutrients but it also absorbs water which is then available for the plant roots. Well that is the theory. Of course we use lots of compost in there too.DSCN4042

Pasture is green but still has a way to go before its ready for the cows

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Piglets are pretty cute. Good thing they don’t stay that way

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Time to move the compost to the garden

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


All winter we’ve been collecting manure in compost bins and now its time to move it to the garden. We were lucky to have a Track Loader to do the heavy work. Ian is putting his video game skills to use here.

Bad Hair Day

Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Piglets are here!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Eight new piglets were born last week. Their really cute and that doesn’t last too long so come by to see them.

More Heritage Pigs, Two Crossed Feeders and a Gloucester Old Spot Bred Tamworth

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


Cows on a Winter Morning in February

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014