It has been nice to soak up the heat this week, especially with fall nipping at our heals.

It has been nice to soak up the heat this week, especially with fall nipping at our heals.

115 notes, August 27, 2014

This week four years ago we arrived at Peaked Mountain Farm to help care for a herd of sheep and make cheese. To celebrate the beginning of our fifth year on this mountain we picked up a pair of kittens from the humane society. #thunder&hail

This week four years ago we arrived at Peaked Mountain Farm to help care for a herd of sheep and make cheese. To celebrate the beginning of our fifth year on this mountain we picked up a pair of kittens from the humane society. #thunder&hail

179 notes, August 26, 2014

Thank you garden.

Thank you garden.

257 notes, August 22, 2014

115 notes, August 16, 2014

These guys.

These guys.

140 notes, August 12, 2014

Cant beat a shady spot on a sunny day.

Cant beat a shady spot on a sunny day.

79 notes, August 11, 2014

Meet Wesley. He is our next door neighbor, and along with his father Jason, he makes his way to the farm almost every evening to sit on the gator, ‘the loader’ or the steer. I think he might be the most concerned when any of our equipment is broken or, even worse, runs out of gas in the middle of the field where he can’t find it. 

Meet Wesley. He is our next door neighbor, and along with his father Jason, he makes his way to the farm almost every evening to sit on the gator, ‘the loader’ or the steer. I think he might be the most concerned when any of our equipment is broken or, even worse, runs out of gas in the middle of the field where he can’t find it. 

46 notes, August 11, 2014

I often get asked if I miss art. Or when I will start ‘making art’ again.  And while I would love more time for reflection (dont we all?) I actually find myself completely art.satisfied without a formal practice. I say it as a joke, but I mean it with complete sincerity, that the entire farm is an ongoing, longterm art project in collaboration with a hillside and a herd of goats (and I think most farmers I know feel that way about their farms). The goats are eating their way through our brushy mountain pastures, transforming them. Along the way they make scribbles on the trees (which always makes our Cy Twombly seem very appropriately named). That we also get fresh, raw, creamy white milk out of the deal continues to amaze. Milk is a beautiful medium.

150 notes, August 7, 2014

Blueberry ginger goat milk caramels going onto online store this afternoon. Stay tuned.

Blueberry ginger goat milk caramels going onto online store this afternoon. Stay tuned.

76 notes, August 6, 2014

Last month our two trackers generated over 2000 kilowatt hours of power, which is over 80% of our energy use. Cool.

Last month our two trackers generated over 2000 kilowatt hours of power, which is over 80% of our energy use. Cool.

169 notes, August 6, 2014

Luna, reminding me that a good stretch is always worthwhile.

Luna, reminding me that a good stretch is always worthwhile.

113 notes, August 5, 2014

Eloise.                               Daughter of Orion.
Mother of Madeline & Mathilda.

Eloise. Daughter of Orion.
Mother of Madeline & Mathilda.

86 notes, August 3, 2014

We are over the moon excited and honored to have been awarded a third place ribbon for Sonnet at the 2014 American Cheese Society Awards last night. Vermont had an incredible night, including Best in Show for Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise! Yay Vermont. #vtcheese

We are over the moon excited and honored to have been awarded a third place ribbon for Sonnet at the 2014 American Cheese Society Awards last night. Vermont had an incredible night, including Best in Show for Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise! Yay Vermont. #vtcheese

100 notes, August 1, 2014

We’ve had some chilly nights this week on the mountain. Our barn is, bit by bit, filling with hay. Even though it is only July, somehow you can feel that winter is coming, as ever it is.
But the fields are still very lush. The goats this week are gobbling up black eyed susans, queen anns lace, morning glories. Their coats are shiny and slick just like the flowers. 

We’ve had some chilly nights this week on the mountain. Our barn is, bit by bit, filling with hay. Even though it is only July, somehow you can feel that winter is coming, as ever it is.

But the fields are still very lush. The goats this week are gobbling up black eyed susans, queen anns lace, morning glories. Their coats are shiny and slick just like the flowers. 

122 notes, July 31, 2014

It is a dark morning on the farm. And I hate to say it, but our Rain has been missing for over a week now. The Barred Owl has been hooting his hoot around our farm all the long nights long and we are convinced he must have taken Rain away. It is hard to think about. We have a very loyal cast of characters that make Big Picture Farm what it is and Rain was certainly an outstanding one that has left a big fuzzy imprint on our hearts. She is sorely missed. Our good mornings and good evenings are empty without her greetings. 

187 notes, July 30, 2014