Vermont Winter ~ Posting with Anna Goodling

Last week, winter raged with wind and snow, making fences grow shorter and hay feeders disappear. The distant mountains were white on white and the snow plow left a swirl of snow behind it. Friends and relatives sent messages that read, “I know you’ll be glad when spring arrives.” or “Stay inside where it is warm.” They do not understand … Read More

How Can Sheep Survive Bitter Cold Weather

I am often asked how my sheep can survive the harsh Vermont winter weather. Temperatures in our area often hover in the single digits with spells well below zero at times. Snow piles high around the barn, and cold winds blow frequently. With proper shelter and feed, our sheep have no difficulty with these winter conditions and cold temperatures. Proper … Read More

Snowflake Bentley ~ Just a Vermont Farmer

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Everyone knows that each individual snowflake carries its own unique shape, but how many of you know that a Vermont farmer made that discovery-just a self educated Vermonter, wearing flannel, with an eye for miracles and an appreciation for winter.“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen … Read More