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

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

115 notes, August 5, 2014

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

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

89 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

102 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. 

123 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. 

189 notes, July 30, 2014

Welcome back, sun.

Welcome back, sun.

151 notes, July 29, 2014

Good morning.

Good morning.

83 notes, July 29, 2014

Tonights dinner. A collaboration between the rain and the forest. #loveblacktrumpets

Tonights dinner. A collaboration between the rain and the forest. #loveblacktrumpets

77 notes, July 28, 2014

It has been a long week. But tomorrow we are off the the vt cheese fest! This will be our third year at the festival, but our first time with cheese to sell. Exciting and intimidating all at once. See you there? Hope so! #vtcheesefest

It has been a long week. But tomorrow we are off the the vt cheese fest! This will be our third year at the festival, but our first time with cheese to sell. Exciting and intimidating all at once. See you there? Hope so! #vtcheesefest

138 notes, July 19, 2014

It is high summer. Tall grass grazing season.

It is high summer. Tall grass grazing season.

78 notes, July 18, 2014

Orion and her daughter Adele. 
As many of you know, Orion is our herd queen. She now has four daughters on this farm and even more granddaughters (and great grand daughters!). While she is an outstanding milker with superlative behavior on the milking platform she is also an incredibly hearty goat that never complains. She barely utters a peep, and when she does it is a heart breaking little sad cry. You very rarely hear it. Above all though she is a super mother. She comes up to the milking platform without fail in the last line each time, Adele at her side. She is a majestic lady that we owe a great debt to. We were very lucky to have Orion as our first goat.

Orion and her daughter Adele. 

As many of you know, Orion is our herd queen. She now has four daughters on this farm and even more granddaughters (and great grand daughters!). While she is an outstanding milker with superlative behavior on the milking platform she is also an incredibly hearty goat that never complains. She barely utters a peep, and when she does it is a heart breaking little sad cry. You very rarely hear it. Above all though she is a super mother. She comes up to the milking platform without fail in the last line each time, Adele at her side. She is a majestic lady that we owe a great debt to. We were very lucky to have Orion as our first goat.

173 notes, July 17, 2014

So, want to take a stroll with me?

So, want to take a stroll with me?

122 notes, July 16, 2014

Had the great pleasure of being photographed last week by @alissaroo for a project she’s working on. Very excited to have a family photo with both of us in it for a change! #alissaroo

Had the great pleasure of being photographed last week by @alissaroo for a project she’s working on. Very excited to have a family photo with both of us in it for a change! #alissaroo

112 notes, July 15, 2014

Queens. Hanging out in the shady nook of an old apple tree.

Queens. Hanging out in the shady nook of an old apple tree.

86 notes, July 11, 2014

After each milking the goats return to a new pasture, & in each new pasture they also get fresh water. Unfortunately Josie seems to think that we go to all this effort to provide her with a fresh swimming pool twice a day….

After each milking the goats return to a new pasture, & in each new pasture they also get fresh water. Unfortunately Josie seems to think that we go to all this effort to provide her with a fresh swimming pool twice a day….

121 notes, July 10, 2014