We are enjoying the opportunity to work closely with a variety of animals here at Fiddle Foot Farm. Each one brings its own character and teachings to the farm and to those who work with them. If you are interested in purchasing meat from us (available each fall), please email us to be added to our contact list to find out more.
First, in 2008, we started working with Milking Shorthorn Cattle. They have taught us about pasturing, composting manure, milking and calving
among many other lessons. We are most grateful for the role the cows play on the farm in producing rich manure which we compost to use in the vegetable gardens. Dixie, Penny, Lily, Popper and Dark Star were joined by Dapphire and Layla, two growing calves born in 2013. And in 2015, we welcomed Amethyst, a Guernsey cow.
We have always been curious about working with pigs and seeing them on pasture. In 2012, we brought 6 young weaners to the farm and enjoyed working with them and being able to offer our members delicious pork. We have continued to raise 10-12 pigs every year since.
We have raised Large Black, Tamworth and Berkshire crosses, all breeds well-suited to living outside and rooting around in green pastures.
We have a great time getting to know pigs and their curious ways. They teach us patience and bring laughter to the farm on many occasion.
In the fall, we offer Pastured Pork, for sale in 25 lb. mixed-cut bundles or half pigs. Stay tuned for pre-ordering information.