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Welcome to our farm! Come on over and enjoy some snapshots of life around here. We think it's pretty great, we hope you do too.
Polly (foreground) her mom, Patsy (right) and a young Soffit (center) grazing in the lush meadows below Camel's Hump.
a visit from Zenna during milking
We use a small, bucket milker. It makes for harder work, but protects milk quality better than larger, more automated milking systems.
heading back out to pasture after morning milking
Phancy with her calf, Phoenix
a stunning Parma in the evening sun
bull & prairie, Mountain Home Farm's very own house band
testing milk quality and flavor
Heron on her steed, Winter Pony (aka Hank) in the frozen hay field
Phoenix in silhouette
Bunke, herding dog extrodinare
Breezy, Wren, Ancel and Grandin
heating up milk to make cheese
Ten Buck Trucker (quarterhorse mutt) enjoying the fall colors from up on the hill
Bunke on the job
Polly is an amazing mom! Here she is with her brand - spanking - new babe, Pahsa.
A selfie with Sara. She loves people so much, she defends us from the dog. She'll put her head down and chase him away if he gets near us.
startin' them early
and they love it!
We still have to milk, even when it's 15 below. (Nice photobomb, Soffit!)
But we hardly mind, because winter can be glorious. Post-snow, pre-dawn, full moon.
at City Market in Burlington talking to some people for a change
clean pasture is the BEST place to be born
after the rain
Polly's got something to say
Heron on her steed, Summer Pony (aka Hank)
Farming can be demanding, relentless and difficult. But the upsides sure are something. Are we ever lucky.